Jeffrey D. Brunken

Jeffrey D. Brunken

Jeffrey D. Brunken, RPLU, CPCU, GEBS, GBDS, is president and chairman of the board of The MGIS Companies, Inc. (MGIS), the nation’s leading provider of insurance products and services specifically for physicians. With nearly 30 years of experience, Brunken is an expert on physician protection. E-mail him here.

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Interpersonal skills are becoming increasingly important to quality assessment rankings, reimbursement, and even a physician's risk profile.

Rapid changes in the healthcare delivery system can leave physicians with outdated disability coverage. Here's how to determine if your coverage is adequate.

With implementation of the health law now in full swing, many physicians are wondering how it will affect malpractice costs and claims.

Many physicians are enjoying historically low pricing in the med-mal market, but within the insurance industry some caution that what goes down must come up.

Recent reports of cyber attacks involving patients' medical records have physicians wondering whether cyber insurance is a smart idea to protect their practices.

To avoid potential lawsuits involving EHR adoption and implementation — think like a plaintiff's attorney.

In the rush to meet meaningful use guidelines, physicians may have won the battle but lost the war as poor or faulty implementation of EHRs increases risk.

Finding ways to maintain an independent physician practice is tough. One area to target for cost savings and practice protection is insurance coverage.

What will the new HIPAA Omnibus Rule mean in terms of malpractice and professional liability insurance issues for physicians? Here's an explanation.

Patients who feel disrespected or poorly treated are more likely to sue if there is a bad outcome. Here's how to encourage a more respectful office environment.


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