Risk purchasing groups: Not so fast

By Theodore J. Clarke, MD

Recently, AAOS Now featured the concept of risk purchasing groups (RPGs) as a potential member benefit for state orthopaedic societies. Both the New Jersey and Florida state orthopaedic societies have formed RPGs, and other orthopaedic societies are following their lead.

I participated in an RPG for 6 years, dually as an insured physician and as the chairman and chief executive officer of COPIC, which insured the RPG. I thought it might be valuable to share my experiences.

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