Risk Management


Call early, call often: Benefits of proactive incident reporting

Digest-No1-2015 pic 3PAUL WEBER, JD, VP, OMIC Risk Management/Legal, and MICHELLE PINEDA, MBA, OMIC Risk Management Specialist

OMIC handles hundreds of claims and lawsuits every year. However, many insureds are unaware of the additional benefits and services beyond claims handling that OMIC provides to policyholders and their staff. Over the past five years, OMIC has spent more than $1.8 million to help insureds proactively manage a myriad of sensitive, complex liability issues that were not malpractice claims. This Digest reviews some of these events and the value of calling OMIC early and often when they occur. ...
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all-day KAEPS 2015 Meeting in Louisville... @ Griffin Gate Marriott
KAEPS 2015 Meeting in Louisville... @ Griffin Gate Marriott
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KAEPS 2015 Meeting in Louisville, KY on April 24-25, 2015 @ Griffin Gate Marriott | Lexington | Kentucky | United States
Join us for an OMIC presentation during the 2015 KAEPS meeting held on April 25-26, 2015 in Lexington, KY. This meeting will be held at the Griffin Gate Marriott in Lexington. Take a moment to[...]
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all-day Maine Society of Eye Physicians ... @ Harraseeket Inn
Maine Society of Eye Physicians ... @ Harraseeket Inn
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Join us for an OMIC risk management presentation at the 2015 Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Meeting (MSEPS) on Friday, May 1, 2015. Our speaker will offer insights into the risk management[...]
Apr
25
Sat
all-day KAEPS 2015 Meeting in Louisville... @ Griffin Gate Marriott
KAEPS 2015 Meeting in Louisville... @ Griffin Gate Marriott
Apr 25 all-day
KAEPS 2015 Meeting in Louisville, KY on April 24-25, 2015 @ Griffin Gate Marriott | Lexington | Kentucky | United States
Join us for an OMIC presentation during the 2015 KAEPS meeting held on April 25-26, 2015 in Lexington, KY. This meeting will be held at the Griffin Gate Marriott in Lexington. Take a moment to[...]
May
1
Fri
all-day Maine Society of Eye Physicians ... @ Harraseeket Inn
Maine Society of Eye Physicians ... @ Harraseeket Inn
May 1 all-day
Join us for an OMIC risk management presentation at the 2015 Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Meeting (MSEPS) on Friday, May 1, 2015. Our speaker will offer insights into the risk management[...]


CASE STUDY:

Monovision misunderstanding leads to health department complaint

RYAN BUCSI, OMIC Senior Litigation Analyst

Allegation

Wrong powered lens placed during cataract surgery OS.

Disposition

Complaint dismissed by state department of health. A patient presented to an OMIC insured with complaints of poor vision related to cataracts. The patient refused to wear glasses or contact lenses and wanted to explore treatment options that would not require...

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