ACUTE CARE, INC. Supports: Iowa Medical Society’s Tort Reform Agenda

ACUTE CARE, INC. Supports: Iowa Medical Society’s Tort Reform Agenda


ACUTE CARE, INC. supports the Iowa Medical Society’s Tort Reform Agenda, a centerpiece of the organization’s Physician Week on the Hill.
In the past four years, Iowa has seen a substantial jump in high-dollar medical malpractice awards against physicians and facilities. Driven by the questionable tactics of national trial attorneys exploiting Iowa’s lack of a hard cap on non-economic damages, these judgements are placing small, rural facilities in financial peril:
 • Maxing out Liability Coverage
 • Draining Reserve Funds
 • Erasing Operating Margins
 • Threatening the Ability to Provide Care
Iowa needs a hard cap on non-economic damages, 34 states have a cap on non-economic damages, including nearly every neighboring Midwest state.
ACUTE CARE, INC. supports the IMS’s efforts at enacting tort reform.
Paul Hudson, FACHE
Chief Operating Officer