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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Tail-Coverage Solutions For Imaging Centers

Written on July 27, 2012 at 2:11 pm, by

Protect Your Facility and Physicians with Rolling IBNR and More By Brad Hatfield National Specialty Underwriters Claims-Made Medical Professional Liability Policies As a medical professional you are probably well aware that a claims-made policy is a type of policy that offers coverage for claims made (or made-and-reported) to the carrier during the policy period. For  Continue Reading »

Medical Imaging Risk Management: An Overview.

Written on July 27, 2012 at 2:06 pm, by

What is Medical Imaging Risk Management?  Risk management is defined as proactively preparing for the possibility of the danger of incurring loss or injury as a result of negligent or improper medical care.  Unique to the Medical Imaging field is the diversity of risks inherent with radiological procedures:  pregnancy, cancer diagnoses, fractures, adverse outcomes related  Continue Reading »

Case Study: Utilizing Risk Management resources to prevent escalated claims

Written on July 27, 2012 at 2:05 pm, by

One of the most important components of a risk management program is access to real time advice on how to handle complex situations, adverse events, and disclosure while an issue unfolds.  The goals is to manage the outcome before it becomes a claim. NSU Healthcare’s third party risk management consulting firm, OmniSure, brings experience, sound  Continue Reading »

HIPAA – Correctional Facility Concerns and Coverage

Written on July 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm, by

By Thomas F. Rae Senior Claims Examiner Markel Insurance September, 2011 The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was enacted to publicize standards for the electronic exchange, privacy and security of health information. The final regulation, known as the Privacy Rule, was published by the department of Health and Human Services in  Continue Reading »

Correctional Healthcare Claims Management: The Case Studies

Written on July 27, 2012 at 1:56 pm, by

By Thomas F. Rae Senior Claims Examiner Markel Insurance October, 2011 Correctional healthcare claims have much in common with all malpractice claims; however, unique legal, organizational, and patient population factors can increase claim complexity and exposure. Throughout the claims process, these factors must be  addressed in order to provide the best possible outcomes. The Progression  Continue Reading »

Consent to Settle in Medical Professional Liability Coverage

Written on July 27, 2012 at 1:43 pm, by

Prepared by: Brad Hatfield Vice President – Program Underwriting & Risk Management Services National Specialty Underwriters, Inc. March 29, 2011 Some Press Is Bad Press Illinois, September, 2010 – “Illinois Radiologist Error Results in $1.7 Million Settlement” Ohio, July, 2009 – “$700,000 settlement in Failure to Timely Diagnose and Treat Lung Cancer.” Georgia, August, 2009  Continue Reading »

The Importance of Tail Coverage

Written on July 26, 2012 at 9:38 pm, by

June 7, 2011 By: Matthew Rappelye Your client lost touch with the radiologist who treated the patient. After all, he retired two years ago. Today, this patient is claiming that he failed to diagnose a breast tumor that has spread to her lymph nodes. Your imaging center has claims-made coverage which will protect the center.  Continue Reading »

NSU Exclusive Medical Imaging Program

Written on July 26, 2012 at 9:05 pm, by

Available exclusively through NSU in New York April 3, 2012 By: Palmer Hart At NSU Healthcare, we have teamed up with the nations strongest medical malpractice insurer to bring an exclusive program to your medical imaging clients. We invite you to attend our webinar and learn more about our program that features: Customized risk management  Continue Reading »

The Ultra Medical Imaging Program Overview.

Written on July 26, 2012 at 8:53 pm, by

April 4, 2012 By: Mark Walker At NSU Healthcare, we have teamed up with the nations strongest medical malpractice insurer to bring an exclusive program to your medical imaging clients. We invite you to attend our webinar and learn more about our program that features: Customized risk management services Difficult to find coverages including rolling  Continue Reading »

Challenges in Correctional Healthcare: The Law and the Lawsuit*

Written on July 26, 2012 at 7:54 pm, by

Prepared by: Gordon L. Vaughn Principal of Law Vaughan and Demuro & Ben Newman Vice President of Healthcare National Specialty Underwriters Inc October, 2011 In planning this article, we played around a bit with what the title should be. We settled on “Challenges in Correctional Healthcare: The Law and the Lawsuit” because our goal is two-fold. First,  Continue Reading »