Mutual Interest Fall 2013: AMIC Welcomes New Board Member Jason Lofton, MD

AMIC IS PROUD to announce that Jason Lofton, MD has joined the Board of Directors. Jason is a family practice doctor practicing in DeQueen, AR. Jason was born in Texarkana, TX and lived in Oklahoma, Arkansas and North Carolina as a child. His family moved back to DeQueen in 1994, his senior year of high school and he has called DeQueen home ever since. Jason is Texas born but he is Arkansas educated. He graduated from the University of Arkansas in  Fayetteville and then medical school at UAMS. He did his residency training in Family Medicine at the AHEC in Fayetteville.

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Mutual Interest Fall 2013: Risk Management: Where We Are Now and Where We Are Going

By: Rebecca Tutton, RN JD

I JOINED ARKANSAS MUTUAL in July 2013 with the assignment to build the risk management program for you, the policyholders. As I listened to policyholders and their staffs, it became apparent that the Health Insurance Portability and Affordability Act, known as HIPAA, was paramount on everyone’s agenda and providing resources for HIPAA training and compliance became my first focus.

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Mutual Interest Summer 2013: Arkansas Mutual’s Game Plan…Take Care Of Our Own

A message from your CEO, Corey Little

WHEN I FIRST STARTED meeting with Arkansas physicians and insurance experts about the formation of an Arkansas medical malpractice insurance company, Houston Nutt and Stan Heath were Razorback coaches. It was 2007 and Razorback fans were not happy. Neither were the Arkansas doctors that I visited with. These doctors were irritated by being abandoned by St. Paul and unhappy with St. Paul’s decision to leave the med-mal market. They realized that as long as they were with an out-of-state company they would not be able to control such events. Just like with the Hogs,
it was time for a change.

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Mutual Interest Winter 2011: Reflections

Human nature tends to dictate “follow the path of least resistance.” As physicians, we are no different, at least in this regard. During 2002, Arkansas physicians had to endure considerable angst and uncertainty when St Paul pulled out of the medical malpractice insurance market. At that time, most states that did not already have a medical malpractice company domiciled in their own state, established one-usually following the single state mutual model. This was accomplished with the help of their respective Medical Societies. Arkansas, for whatever reason, chose not to establish our own in-state company. We chose to go to out of state companies, and at the time I’m sure that seemed the most logical decision, especially considering what limited options were available at the time. The decision to go with an out of state company has provided Arkansas doctors with excellent malpractice coverage from an excellent company, however, there have been several aspects of this decision that now deserve examination.

Personally, I would like to know someone in the company that is entrusted to provide my malpractice coverage.

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Mutual Interest Winter 2011: Football and Arkansas Mutual?

Like many of you, I’m a football fan. To be precise, a Razorback fan. I think it goes all the way back to being a six year old and remembering my dad carrying me on his shoulders to the 1969 Arkansas vs. Texas game. Dad was working on his doctorate in education at the University while supporting a family with five children. President Nixon’s helicopter landing next to the stadium was the coolest thing I had ever seen. The walk home was not as fun as the walk to the game but my love for the University was set.

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Mutual Interest Winter 2011: Arkansas Doctors Benefit From $10,000 Grant To Arkansas Medical Foundation

By Joyce Wilson, CIC
LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS — For years the Arkansas Medical Foundation has helped Arkansas physicians impaired by the strain of their profession. A $10,000 grant from Arkansas Mutual Insurance Company will help the Foundation provide treatment and follow-up assistance that allow struggling medical professionals to practice safely.

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