Claims Service & Risk Management
In our litigious society, even the best acupuncturist can face a malpractice claim. AAC is committed to protecting our members from claims. AAC’s legal department believes in working with our members to help prevent malpractice claims. With decades of experience handling acupuncture claims, AAC’s legal team has an in-depth understanding of acupuncture and has the expertise to protect you. AAC believes in the importance of risk management. That is why our legal department is available to members. Members frequently call in with matters that have the potential to turn into malpractice claims. With the help of the AAC legal team, many members are able to prevent these matters from escalating into malpractice claims. When a malpractice claim cannot be prevented, AAC has the specialized knowledge to protect our members. AAC works with a national network of attorneys and experts who specialize in acupuncture malpractice defense.
At AAC, it is our goal to protect our members. That is why we are continually reviewing the legal landscape in order to better fit the needs of our members. In recent years, we have seen an increase in: licensing board investigations; audits of acupuncturists by health insurance companies; civil lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct; and investigations of alleged HIPAA violations. Even when meritless, these types of proceedings can be quite expensive to defend. To better protect you, the malpractice insurance policy through AAC now includes defense coverage for these proceedings.