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CORRECTIONAL HEALTHCARE

Jail and Prison Inmates’ Healthcare Issues Vary by Type of Facility.

April 16, 2013 at 11:06 pm

Taxpayers spend about $70 billion a year on jails, prisons and other correctional facilities in the U.S. and currently there are 2.2 million inmates in our correctional system. When we look at each type of facility individually, we find that healthcare issues often vary by facility type but there are also common themes – a  Continue Reading »

HIPAA – Correctional Facility Concerns and Coverage

July 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm

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

July 27, 2012 at 1:56 pm

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

July 27, 2012 at 1:43 pm

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 »

Challenges in Correctional Healthcare: The Law and the Lawsuit*

July 26, 2012 at 7:54 pm

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 »