Medicaid Redesign Team: Medical Malpractice Reform Work Group

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Work Group Final Report

Work Group Mission

  • This work group will review the cost of malpractice coverage, including identification of significant cost drivers of coverage and review the available data, insurance and otherwise, about the costs of malpractice.
  • This work group will develop recommendations to:
    • Reduce the cost of coverage for providers,
    • Improve health care quality and patient safety,
    • Control the costs of health care for the State's Medicaid program and other participants in the delivery system.

Work Group Meetings

PLEASE NOTE: Space for meeting observers is EXTREMELY limited (first 20-25 people only – others will be turned away). Bring picture ID for access to all buildings.

A conference call phone number to dial in to listen (only) to these meetings will be posted to the MRT Web site at least one day in advance of each meeting.

Monday, October 17, 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM

  • NYC - NYS Department of Health Metropolitan Area Regional Office
  • 90 Church Street, 4th Floor, Conference Room A/B, Manhattan

Thursday, October 27, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

  • NYC - The New York State Health Foundation
  • 1385 Broadway, 23rd Floor, Manhattan

Work Group Members

The members of the Medical Malpractice Reform work group were selected by co-chairs and MRT members Joseph Belluck and Ken Raske.

Co-chair: Joseph W. Belluck, Belluck & Fox

Co-chair: Kenneth E. Raske, Greater New York Hospital Association

  • Edward J. Amsler, Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company
  • John Bonina Jr., Bonina and Bonina, PC
  • Arthur Fougner, Medical Society of the State of New York
  • Matthew Gaier, Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore
  • Joel Glass, FOJP Service Corporation
  • Lee Goldman, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
  • Fred Hyde, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  • Hon. Douglas E McKeon, Supreme Court, Bronx County
  • Christopher Meyer, Consumers Union
  • Nicholas Papain, Sullivan, Papain, Block, McGrath & Cannavo, PC