There’s so much to learn from malpractice claims data. Constellation has collaborated with CRICO Strategies to do even more with the data from our member insurance companies. By working together and sharing data, we are able to dive deeper and draw more meaningful insights and analyses for our policyholders. Preventing a claim is always preferred and sometimes there are simple ways to change care team practices that can make a significant different. It’s all in the data! Read the new CRICO Strategies case study that highlights our efforts together.
Arkansas Mutual Insurance Company completed 2017 in a solid financial position affirmed by an “A” (“Excellent”) rating by A.M. Best, the insurance industry’s leading rating agency. Since 2015, Arkansas Mutual has been a member of the Constellation family of companies, which also includes MMIC, the largest medical professional liability insurance organization in the Midwest, and UMIA, a leading medical professional liability insurance organization in the Mountain States. Arkansas Mutual is able to draw upon Constellation’s strong financial resources and dedicated team members to support the needs of Arkansas physicians and healthcare providers through a team of local experts.
In 2017, Constellation reported increased members’ surplus, strong net income and outstanding customer retention. This collective financial strength and security is reflected by the “A” “Excellent”) rating received from A.M. Best by each of our members of the Constellation insurance group.
This is an informative PowerPoint Presentation by Jason B Hendren, JD with Wright Lindsey & Jennings, LLP in Rogers, AR.
A Tort Reform amendment to the Arkansas Constitution will be available to vote, on the November 2018 ballot.
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Click to read original publication on Arkansas Business 11/9/2015
by Gwen Moritz, Arkansas Business on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 12:00 am
A.M. Best Co.’s succinct announcement that Arkansas Mutual Insurance Co. had achieved an A rating was the culmination of two years of work by the Arkansas-only medical malpractice carrier to get ahead of a changing market.
“This now solidifies Arkansas Mutual for decades to come,” President Corey Little said last week. “It’s not pride: It’s what happens in every state with a home-state mutual.”
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a new webcast introducing the “Road to 10” tool. Accessible through the “Road to 10” link on the CMS website. The webcast covers the history of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and the benefits of ICD-10. This is the first in the new “Road to 10” webcast series. Five more webcasts will follow—all aimed at helping small practices get ready for ICD-10 by the October 1, 2015, compliance date.
Also available now is a brief video introduction to the “Road to 10” tool. Developed in collaboration with physicians, the “Road to 10” tool offers:
- Clinical documentation tips
- Coding concepts
- Clinical scenarios
- Training calendar
Go to the CMS ICD-10 website at
http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD10/ProviderResources.html to get started on the “Road to 10” today.
Press Release April 1, 2014
An annual $10,000 award has been created by Arkansas Mutual Insurance Company and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to be given to a third-year medical student with an interest in rural primary care.
The award, called the Arkansas Mutual Medical Student Award, will first be awarded this summer.
“Rural health care practice is the key to a stronger overall health care landscape in the state of Arkansas,” said G. Richard Smith, M.D., dean of the UAMS College of Medicine. “Helping medical students to take an interest in rural health care, and helping them understand the impact they can make by practicing in rural communities is a challenge we have to face for future generations. This award offers incentives and recognizes those students who have shown an understanding of the importance of rural healthcare issues.”
Published Friday, January 31, 2014
JONESBORO — Gov. Mike Beebe appointed a Little Rock physician and former Arkansas State University quarterback to the ASU board of trustees on Thursday.
Timothy Langford (bio), 53, a 1983 ASU graduate, replaced Trustee Mike Gibson, whose term expired Jan. 14. Langford will serve a five-year term.
“We are ecstatic about the addition,” ASU System President Charles Welch said Thursday. “We couldn’t have found anyone with a better love of the university and a better love of higher education.”
Due to bad road conditions, our office will be closed Monday 12/9/13, but all employees still have email access. Please email if you need anything, or call Joyce Wilson at (501) 580-3028.
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By Lars Powell, PhD
When government and commerce collide, it can leave behind sticky residue that economists call inefficiency. Decades of academic studies pose theories and parse terabytes of data to determine why this happens and how much it costs. The insurance industry stands out in the economic literature as a frequent loser among regulated sectors.
Physicians have a retirement planning vehicle available to them that few are aware of, the Roth IRA Conversion. The
principal difference between Roth IRAs and traditional IRAs is that, you don’t receive a tax deduction for making a contribution to a Roth IRA, but those contributions grow tax free and you don’t have to pay any tax upon withdrawal.