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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Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons (MSEPS) Meeting, May 28, 2015 @ Massachusetts Medical Society | Waltham | Massachusetts | United States
Join us for an OMIC risk management presentation at the 2015 Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Meeting (MSEPS) on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Our speaker will offer insights into the risk management[...]
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Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians (CSEP) Meeting, June 12, 2015 @ Aqua Turf Resort | Southington | Connecticut | United States
Join OMIC for a risk management session at the 2015 Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians (CSEP) at the Aqua Turf Resort on Friday, June 12, 2015. Date: Friday, June 12 2015 Time: 11:30 am to[...]
May
28
Thu
all-day Massachusetts Society of Eye Phy... @ Massachusetts Medical Society
Massachusetts Society of Eye Phy... @ Massachusetts Medical Society
May 28 all-day
Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons (MSEPS) Meeting, May 28, 2015 @ Massachusetts Medical Society | Waltham | Massachusetts | United States
Join us for an OMIC risk management presentation at the 2015 Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Meeting (MSEPS) on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Our speaker will offer insights into the risk management[...]
Jun
12
Fri
all-day Connecticut Society of Eye Physi... @ Aqua Turf Resort
Connecticut Society of Eye Physi... @ Aqua Turf Resort
Jun 12 all-day
Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians (CSEP) Meeting, June 12, 2015 @ Aqua Turf Resort | Southington | Connecticut | United States
Join OMIC for a risk management session at the 2015 Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians (CSEP) at the Aqua Turf Resort on Friday, June 12, 2015. Date: Friday, June 12 2015 Time: 11:30 am to[...]


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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