Risk Management


Call early, call often: Benefits of proactive incident reporting

Digest Cover 2015 V25 N1PAUL 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 Delaware Academy of Ophthalmolog... @ Medical Society of Delaware Conference Center
Delaware Academy of Ophthalmolog... @ Medical Society of Delaware Conference Center
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Join us for an OMIC risk management presentation at the 2015 (DAO) Delaware Academy of Ophthalmology’s DAO CME Lecture Series on Thursday, April 2, 2015. Our speaker will address the issues surrounding EMR[...]
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all-day ASCRS 2015 in San Diego from Apr... @ San Diego Convention Center
ASCRS 2015 in San Diego from Apr... @ San Diego Convention Center
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ASCRS 2015 in San Diego from April 17 to 21, 2015 @ San Diego Convention Center | San Diego | California | United States
San Diego, California is the site for the 2015 American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) meeting. Location: San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California (specific room will be provided at a later date)[...]
Apr
2
Thu
all-day Delaware Academy of Ophthalmolog... @ Medical Society of Delaware Conference Center
Delaware Academy of Ophthalmolog... @ Medical Society of Delaware Conference Center
Apr 2 all-day
Join us for an OMIC risk management presentation at the 2015 (DAO) Delaware Academy of Ophthalmology’s DAO CME Lecture Series on Thursday, April 2, 2015. Our speaker will address the issues surrounding EMR[...]
Apr
19
Sun
all-day ASCRS 2015 in San Diego from Apr... @ San Diego Convention Center
ASCRS 2015 in San Diego from Apr... @ San Diego Convention Center
Apr 19 all-day
ASCRS 2015 in San Diego from April 17 to 21, 2015 @ San Diego Convention Center | San Diego | California | United States
San Diego, California is the site for the 2015 American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) meeting. Location: San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California (specific room will be provided at a later date)[...]


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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PAUL WEBER, JD, ARM, Vice President, OMIC Risk Management/Legal Plaintiffs who sue for medical malpractice must show that there was a physician-patient relationship that created a legal duty. OMIC has addressed the issue of a duty being established when the physician has not personally seen the patient in the context of on-call coverage for the emergency department, coverage arrangements with colleagues, and new referrals from other physicians. Articles and recommendations related to these situations can be found at www.omic.com. This article reviews an ophthalmologist’s duty to a patient...





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