Risk Management


February 2021 Bulletin: COVID-19 Vaccinations

Some policyholders have expressed interest in administering COVID-19 vaccines. Vaccination services are complex, especially for physicians who do not customarily vaccinate patients. The COVID-19 vaccine landscape is also dynamic: different vaccines, different dosing schedules, and varying availability of vaccines add to the challenge of providing this service. ...
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all-day American Eye Study Club (AESC), ... @ Omni Homestead
American Eye Study Club (AESC), ... @ Omni Homestead
Aug 1 – Aug 6 all-day
Join OMIC in Virginia for 2021 annual meeting of the members of the American Eye Study Club (AESC). For more information on event activities, go to http://www.americaneyestudyclub.org/ Location: Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia[...]
Aug
26
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all-day Women in Ophthalmology (WIO) 202... @ Ritz Carlton Amelia Island
Women in Ophthalmology (WIO) 202... @ Ritz Carlton Amelia Island
Aug 26 – Aug 29 all-day
Join us at the OMIC session to be presented at the 2021 Women in Ophthalmology meeting on August 26-29, 2021 at the Ritz Carlton at Amelia Island, Florida. Be sure to take some time out[...]
Aug
1
Sun
all-day American Eye Study Club (AESC), ... @ Omni Homestead
American Eye Study Club (AESC), ... @ Omni Homestead
Aug 1 – Aug 6 all-day
Join OMIC in Virginia for 2021 annual meeting of the members of the American Eye Study Club (AESC). For more information on event activities, go to http://www.americaneyestudyclub.org/ Location: Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia[...]
Aug
26
Thu
all-day Women in Ophthalmology (WIO) 202... @ Ritz Carlton Amelia Island
Women in Ophthalmology (WIO) 202... @ Ritz Carlton Amelia Island
Aug 26 – Aug 29 all-day
Join us at the OMIC session to be presented at the 2021 Women in Ophthalmology meeting on August 26-29, 2021 at the Ritz Carlton at Amelia Island, Florida. Be sure to take some time out[...]


CASE STUDY:

Failure to diagnose and treat acanthamoeba

Two claims result in $1.25 million in settlements during 2020. The patient in the first claim had been diagnosed with herpes simplex keratitis and was treated with Valtrex and Zirgan before referral to an OMIC-insured corneal specialist for decreasing vision from a central dendritic scar. Upon examination, the insured noted the VA was 20/200 OD,...

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New 2020 Digest Published (Vol 30 No 1)

Safe Practices in the Office: COVID-19
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Patient and system issues in infectious keratitis cases

Most of the criticisms in recent infectious keratitis claims focused on a physician’s diagnostic and treatment decisions, including how frequently to follow up with the patient and when to obtain cultures or refer to a corneal specialist. Our investigation showed that several plaintiffs had not complied with appointments, use of medications, and especially instructions to stop contact lens use. The noncompliance helped secure dismissals and defense verdicts. ...





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

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 a 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 has consistently maintained lower base rates than multispecialty carriers in the U.S.

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