Risk Management


Documentation Issues in Paper & Electronic Records

OMIC Digest-No-2-FINAL-7-14-14 revAnne M. Menke, RN, PhD, OMIC Risk Manager When lawsuits against policyholders are resolved and the claim is closed, OMIC asks insured ophthalmologists about 1) risk management issues that were brought to their attention by the claim and 2) the steps they have since taken to reduce exposure to this type of claim in the future. In our most recent surveys covering the latter half of 2013, fully half of the answers to the first question and a third of the responses to the second were about documentation problems that had impacted the claim. To better understand the precise type of documentation issues that influenced the outcome...
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Georgia Society of Ophthalmology... @ Ritz-Carlton Hotel
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Georgia Society of Ophthalmology (GSO) Summer Mtg, August 1-3, 2014 @ Ritz-Carlton Hotel | Fernandina Beach | Florida | United States
Join us at the summer Georgia Society of Ophthalmology (GSO) meeting on August 1-3, 2014 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Amelia Island, Georgia Date: Sunday, August 3, 2014 Time: 8:00 am to 9:00 am Topic: Recent[...]
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all-day Michigan Society of Eye Physicia... @ Grand Hotel
Michigan Society of Eye Physicia... @ Grand Hotel
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Michigan Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons (MiSEPS) Summer Mtg, August 7-9, 2014 @ Grand Hotel | Mackinac Island | Michigan | United States
Join us at the summer Michigan Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons (MiSEPS) meeting on August 7-9, 2014, at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan Date of OMIC session: Friday, August 8, 2014 Time:[...]
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all-day Georgia Society of Ophthalmology... @ Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Georgia Society of Ophthalmology... @ Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Aug 3 all-day
Georgia Society of Ophthalmology (GSO) Summer Mtg, August 1-3, 2014 @ Ritz-Carlton Hotel | Fernandina Beach | Florida | United States
Join us at the summer Georgia Society of Ophthalmology (GSO) meeting on August 1-3, 2014 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Amelia Island, Georgia Date: Sunday, August 3, 2014 Time: 8:00 am to 9:00 am Topic: Recent[...]
Aug
8
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all-day Michigan Society of Eye Physicia... @ Grand Hotel
Michigan Society of Eye Physicia... @ Grand Hotel
Aug 8 all-day
Michigan Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons (MiSEPS) Summer Mtg, August 7-9, 2014 @ Grand Hotel | Mackinac Island | Michigan | United States
Join us at the summer Michigan Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons (MiSEPS) meeting on August 7-9, 2014, at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan Date of OMIC session: Friday, August 8, 2014 Time:[...]


CASE STUDY:

Surgeon Responsible for Unreported Adverse Event

Ryan Bucsi, OMIC Senior Litigation Analyst

Allegation

Negligent retinal detachment surgery resulting in permanent retinal detachment.

Disposition

Case settled for $190,000.

Case summary

A 49-year-old female patient presented to an OMIC insured on an emergency basis with complaints of a dark semicircle and haziness for five weeks, which she described as a curtain over her left eye. Visual acuity was...

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Improving the Accuracy of Electronic Health Records

Anne M. Menke, RN, PhD, OMIC Risk Manager As the discussion of the two closed claims involving EHR in the lead article shows, records can become unreliable if steps are not taken to confirm the accuracy of the information. In a study that evaluated changes in the medical record of an ophthalmology practice when an EHR was adopted, the authors found that the length of the record increased due to copy-and-paste, copy-and-forward, and all-normal functionalities.1 They raised concerns that the increased volume of EHR records would make it difficult...





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Six reasons OMIC is the best choice for ophthalmologists in America.

#3. Best at defending claims.

An ophthalmologist pays nearly half a million dollars in premiums over the course of a career. Premium paid is directly related to your carrier’s claims experience. OMIC has a higher win rate taking tough cases to trial, full consent to settle (no hammer) clause, and access to the best experts. OMIC pays 25% less per claim than other carriers. As a result, OMIC’s base rates have consistently averaged approximately 15% lower than multispecialty carriers in the U.S.

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