Did You Practice in Pennsylvania Between 2009 and 2014?

If you practiced in Pennsylvania between 2009 and 2014, you may want to know about a settlement of litigation involving the Pennsylvania Mcare Fund, a medical liability coverage fund that is operated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is funded by assessments on physicians and other health care providers.

The Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) was a party to that settlement and has been working with Mcare and other parties to implement the refund component of the settlement.  Mcare is required to refund a portion of the assessments paid for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014 – $139 million in total.

On Nov. 16, Mcare mailed notice letters to physicians and other eligible health care providers with information about the refunds for their coverage.  You may be eligible for a refund and have been sent a notice letter if you practiced in Pennsylvania in a covered year.

PAMED has created a dedicated website – www.McareRefund.org – with extensive information on the settlement.  It was recently updated to include a suite of information to assist physicians understand the steps they need to take to assure proper payment of their refunds.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at Michael Fraser, PAMED Executive Vice President, mfraser@pamedsoc.org or PAMED’s general counsel Elizabeth Metz at bmetz@pamedsoc.org.

 
 

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