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Dec 15, 2017 : Telemedicine & Professional Liability: 24/7 vs Scope of Duty
Principal policyholders know details about their insurance policy, but physicians under that policy may not know about potential coverage limitations. In “24/7 vs Scope of Duty,” a short video (2 minutes, 18 seconds) on our YouTube channel, Patrick O’Doherty, Vice President and Managing Director, ProAssurance E&S Division, reminds physicians to review their policy before practicing telemedicine to avoid coverage gaps.  [...] Read More
Dec 14, 2017 : Two Minutes: What's the Risk? Parental Refusal of Vaccinations for Children
Many parents are refusing vaccinations for their children, and that issue is impacting pediatric practices—as well as other practices that treat pediatric patients. Because of this, many physicians are asking if they must allow unvaccinated children to be patients of the practice. In Parental Refusal of Vaccinations for Children, the latest short video (2 minutes, 5 seconds) on our Risk Resource Department's, Senior Risk Resource Advisor Mallory Earley discusses considerations for pediatricians [...] Read More
Nov 28, 2017 : The November 2017 ProVisions
The November issue of ProVisions, our monthly ProAssurance healthcare professional liability newsletter for agents, was emailed this week and is posted to the Secure Services Portal (SSP).  Articles in the issue include: > A Word from CMO Jeff Bowlby: Continuing Strong Through Year-End > KEEPING CONTENT CURRENT: ProAssurance Marketing Materials November Updates > SALES TIPS FROM THE OLD SCHOOL: “Last Chances” for 2017 > Hospital Ratings > THE HOMEPAGE: End of the Year Digital Housekeeping > HIPA [...] Read More
Nov 21, 2017 : The Fall 2017 Medical Risk Resource Advisor Newsletter for Physicians
ProAssurance Risk Resource professionals publish a Medical Risk Resource Advisor newsletter twice annually. We mailed the Barriers to Effective Communications issue to ProAssurance insured physicians today, November 21. "The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) strictly prohibits any discrimination against individuals who are hard of hearing in places of public accommodation. Under Title III of the Act, a physician’s office is defined as a place of public accommodation.1 As such, it is required [...] Read More
Nov 8, 2017 : New Job Postings on LinkedIn
We are seeking candidates for 7 currently open positions. Apply yourself… with a company whose core values are integrity, leadership, relationships, and enthusiasm. Your choice of where you want to work and build your expertise is an important one. Visit our jobs website for details on any of open positions or to join our talent network for alerts when new jobs matching your interests become available. Visit our jobs website: ProAssurance.com/Careers.   [...] Read More
Oct 27, 2017 : The October 2017 ProVisions
The October issue of ProVisions, our monthly ProAssurance healthcare professional liability newsletter for agents, was emailed this week and is posted to the Secure Services Portal (SSP).  Articles in the issue include: > A Word from CMO Jeff Bowlby: Leadership Circle > THE HOMEPAGE Planning the 2018 Loss Prevention Seminar Promotional Campaign > SPOTLIGHT ON RISK RESOURCE New Seminar > Recently Updated ProAssurance Marketing Materials > Our Springfield, MO Office is Moving … > Please Report Age [...] Read More
Oct 25, 2017 : New Online Seminar: The Leader's Role in Building & Sustaining Exceptional Experiences
In this YouTube Video, preview The Leader's Role in Building & Sustaining Exceptional Experiences, an online seminar for ProAssurance-insured physicians.  In this dynamic presentation, Jake Poore, Chief Experience Officer of Integrated Loyalty Systems, will share the secret sauce: how to engage physicians, leaders, and staff on how to lead the way to creating a legacy of world-class patient experiences and workplace cultures. This online activity is provided at no additional cost to ProAssura [...] Read More
Sep 28, 2017 : The September 2017 ProVisions
The September issue of ProVisions, our monthly ProAssurance healthcare professional liability newsletter for agents, was emailed this week and is posted to the Secure Services Portal (SSP). This is a special edition on alternative risk. Articles in the special edition include: > A Word from CMO Jeff Bowlby: Single-Source Solutions for more Complex Risks > ProAssurance Risk Solutions > The Benefits of Sharing Risk—A feature by HCPL President Howard Friedman > Spotlight on Risk Resource: Telemedi [...] Read More
Sep 28, 2017 : Eastern Alliance Group Completes Great Falls Transaction
ProAssurance’s workers’ compensation subsidiary, Eastern Alliance Insurance Group, completed its transaction of Great Falls Insurance Company September 18. In June, ProAssurance announced it was purchasing the renewal rights to Great Falls’ book of workers’ compensation in Maine and New Hampshire. The purchase allows for expansion into the New England states. Great Falls is a Maine-based company with approximately $13.3 million in direct premium as of 2016. With the completion of the transaction [...] Read More
Sep 25, 2017 : Job Postings on LinkedIn
We are seeking candidates for 7 currently open positions. Apply yourself… with a company whose core values are integrity, leadership, relationships, and enthusiasm. Your choice of where you want to work and build your expertise is an important one. Visit our jobs website for details on any of open positions or to join our talent network for alerts when new jobs matching your interests become available. Visit our jobs website: ProAssurance.com/Careers. [...] Read More
Sep 25, 2017 : Superior Medical Malpractice Claims Defense: Proven Results
Can you rely on your professional liability insurer when a medical malpractice claim is made against you? Will they keep their promises? In this YouTube video, ProAssurance uses state-mandated information to show our industry-leading claims results. Although our approach is consistent in other states, only Ohio law requires all insuring entities to report their closed medical malpractice claims outcomes in the state. Ohio publishes the results, providing a fair basis for comparison with our comp [...] Read More
Sep 13, 2017 : ProAssurance Endows Medical School Chair for Physician Wellness
On Sept. 6, ProAssurance Corporation announced a $1.5 million endowment to the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) for an academic chair and research program. The endowment is the first of its kind in the U.S. and will help support university-led research for improving physician wellness. An additional $500,000 gift was announced for physician wellness initiatives at UAB. ProAssurance has also planned a financial gift for the UAB School of Nursing. ProAssurance is committed to supporting p [...] Read More
Sep 1, 2017 : Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and Your Liability Coverage
As Texas, Florida, and surrounding states recover from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, ProAssurance stands ready to provide our insureds with information and assistance to help with related professional liability issues and concerns. If you have concerns regarding your professional liability policy related to the effects of Hurricanes Harvey or Irma, please contact the following: > Risk Management Questions: 844.223.9648 > Claims Questions: 877.778.2524 > Coverage Questions: 800.252.3628 > All Other [...] Read More
Aug 31, 2017 : New Job Postings on LinkedIn
We are seeking candidates for 11 currently open positions. Apply yourself… with a company whose core values are integrity, leadership, relationships, and enthusiasm. Your choice of where you want to work and build your expertise is an important one. Visit our jobs website for details on any of open positions or to join our talent network for alerts when new jobs matching your interests become available. Visit our jobs website: ProAssurance.com/Careers. [...] Read More
Aug 29, 2017 : Sample Occurrence Concern Form
A new Risk Resource sample form, Occurrence Concern, is now available on the Secure Services Portal (SSP). A Risk Resource Advisor can work with you to update this form or review your changes to ensure it fits your practices’ unique needs. To access our full library of sample forms, checklists, and letters, sign in to the ProAssurance SSP, then select “Sample Forms and Letters” from the “Managing Risk” menu. [...] Read More
Aug 29, 2017 : The August 2017 ProVisions
The August issue of ProVisions, our monthly ProAssurance healthcare professional liability newsletter for agents, was emailed this week and is posted to the Secure Services Portal (SSP). Articles in this edition include: > A Word from CMO Jeff Bowlby: Continuing Investments in Our Resources > September Special Edition: Alternative Risk > THE HOMEPAGE Risk Management Articles for Your Clients: Now Online > New Medmarc Website > SPOTLIGHT ON RISK RESOURCE Advanced Practitioners > SALES TIPS FROM T [...] Read More
Aug 27, 2017 : Hurricane Harvey Recovery
As Texas recovers from Hurricane Harvey, ProAssurance stands ready to provide our insureds with information and assistance to help with related professional liability risk management issues. Frequent questions to our Risk Resource Advisors following extreme weather events are for missing or damaged medical records, software; destruction of stock medications, vaccinations, or immunizations; notifying patients if the practice is unable to provide care at scheduled appointments, etc. Call our Risk [...] Read More
Aug 25, 2017 : A.M. Best Upgrades Several ProAssurance Subsidiary Ratings
On August 23, A.M. Best reaffirmed its A+ (Superior) rating of ProAssurance Group. Additionally, several ProAssurance Group subsidiaries received upgraded financial ratings. Financial strength is a vital quality of a healthcare liability insurer. Part of our Treated Fairly® pledge is ensuring stability and sound investments for our insureds. Medmarc Casualty Insurance Company (Medmarc), Noetic Specialty Insurance Company (Noetic), and Podiatry Insurance Company of America (PICA) have been upgra [...] Read More
Jul 27, 2017 : The July 2017 ProVisions
The July issue of ProVisions, our monthly ProAssurance healthcare professional liability newsletter for agents, was emailed this week and is posted to the Secure Services Portal (SSP). Articles in this edition include: > A Word from CMO Jeff Bowlby: Communicating Value > The Homepage: Secure Portal Enhancements Roadmap for the Rest of the Year > Cyber Claims Reporting is Now Online > Focus on Risk Resource: EHRs and Big Data Online Seminar > Sales Tips From the “Old School”: The Big Group Pres [...] Read More
Jul 18, 2017 : ProAssurance Named to Ward's 50 for 11th Year
On July 18, ProAssurance was named to the prestigious Ward’s 50® list of top property and casualty insurers for 2017. This is the 11th year the Company has received this distinction. With nearly 2,900 companies examined for safety, consistency, and performance, ProAssurance’s ongoing selection is a significant honor. Our clients can expect to be treated fairly by a stable company offering a variety of options for managing risk—with single source solutions to make it as easy as possible. The Pro [...] Read More
Jul 12, 2017 : New Job Postings on LinkedIn
We are seeking candidates for 10 currently open positions. Apply yourself… with a company whose core values are integrity, leadership, relationships, and enthusiasm. Your choice of where you want to work and build your expertise is an important one. Visit our jobs website for details on any of open positions or to join our talent network for alerts when new jobs matching your interests become available. Visit our jobs website: ProAssurance.com/Careers. [...] Read More
Jun 28, 2017 : The June 2017 ProVisions
The June issue of ProVisions, our monthly ProAssurance healthcare professional liability newsletter for agents, was emailed this week and is posted to the Secure Services Portal (SSP). This is a special edition on telemedicine. Articles in the special edition include: > A Word from CMO Jeff Bowlby: Addressing the Evolving Needs in Healthcare> Focus on Risk Resource: Telemedicine's Potential Risks> The Homepage: Telemedicine and Professional Liability Video Series> Liability Considerations for Te [...] Read More
Jun 19, 2017 : New Online Seminar: Best Case Scenario
In this YouTube Video viewers can preview Best Case Scenario, an online seminar for ProAssurance-insured physicians. You will hear from physicians and others who have been through the litigation process describe how every detail from a patient encounter matters when defending a medical malpractice claim. From the actual clinical decision-making—to the way those decisions are communicated and documented—listen to advice from your peers to learn what makes up the best case scenario in the event [...] Read More
Jun 16, 2017 : The Summer 2017 KeyConsiderations for Healthcare Organizations
ProAssurance Risk Resource professionals publish a KeyConsiderations for Healthcare Organizations newsletter twice annually. We mailed the Healthcare Workplace Violence issue to ProAssurance hospital and large facility policyholders today, June 16. “In the not-so-distant past, workers feared a disgruntled coworker, or former coworker, ‘going postal.’ Today, mass shootings perpetrated by people seemingly unassociated with the target environment appear to be more commonplace. Hospitals seem to be [...] Read More
Jun 14, 2017 : New Online Seminar: EHRs & Big Data
In this YouTube video, Randy Juip, JD previews EHRs and Big Data, an online seminar for ProAssurance-insured physicians.                 “Big data” is changing many aspects of our everyday life. Companies like Google, Amazon, and Facebook, and their algorithms are used to predict the movies you like to watch or foods you like to buy. Those same types of methods and the infrastructure for managing the data are also being applied to medicine. The use of “big data” and the application of the lates [...] Read More
Jun 12, 2017 : Eastern Alliance to Purchase Great Falls Insurance Company Renewal Rights
ProAssurance subsidiary Eastern Alliance will purchase the renewal rights for Great Falls Insurance Company’s book of workers’ compensation business. The purchase will allow Eastern to expand their operations into Maine, New Hampshire, and ultimately other New England states. This will serve as the foundation for Eastern’s New England Region—the fifth operating region within Eastern. Great Falls President, Gary Hall, will lead the New England Region, which will be based out of Maine. Hall will j [...] Read More
Jun 5, 2017 : AHA Birmingham Heart Walk Fundraiser and Event
“Life is why we walk.” ProAssurance teams will be participating in the Birmingham Heart Walk on June 24! They are hosting fundraising activities, in the Birmingham office, leading up to the event from May 15 - June 15. For more details, please visit the team’s webpage or contact Beth Szymborski at bszymborski@proassurance.com.   [...] Read More
Jun 1, 2017 : Secure Services Portal (SSP) Service Outage
The ProAssurance Information Systems Department will be performing comprehensive maintenance testing this weekend. All IT production systems will be taken offline. As a result, the ProAssurance SSP will be offline beginning 7:00 p.m. ET Friday, June 2. The systems outage will also affect online registration for physician and practice administration professional seminars. Portal services are expected back online by Saturday evening. We apologize for the inconvenience this causes our customers and [...] Read More
May 26, 2017 : The May 2017 ProVisions
The May issue of ProVisions, our monthly ProAssurance healthcare professional liability newsletter for agents, was emailed this week and is posted to the secure portal.  Articles in this edition include: > A Word from CMO Jeff Bowlby: Adjust Now to Finish Strong> June Special Edition: Telemedicine> The Homepage: ProAssurance.com/ShortURLs> Spotlight on Risk Resource: Best Case Scenario Online Seminar> Easily Access Your Clients' Loss Prevention Seminar Attendance History> Changes in ProAssurance [...] Read More
May 18, 2017 : New Job Postings on LinkedIn
We are seeking candidates for 13 currently open positions. Apply yourself… with a company whose core values are integrity, leadership, relationships, and enthusiasm. Your choice of where you want to work and build your expertise is an important one. Visit our jobs website for details on any of open positions or to join our talent network for alerts when new jobs matching your interests become available. Visit our jobs website: ProAssurance.com/Careers. [...] Read More
May 12, 2017 : AHA Birmingham Heart Walk Fundraiser and Event
Don’t just walk… heartwalk! Join ProAssurance employees in the Birmingham Heart Walk or participate in the great fundraising activities! Fundraising activities will run May 15-June 15. The Heart Walk is June 24. For more details, please visit the team’s webpage or contact Beth Szymborski at bszymborski@proassurance.com. [...] Read More
Apr 27, 2017 : The April 2017 ProVisions
The April issue of ProVisions, our monthly ProAssurance healthcare professional liability newsletter for agents, was emailed this week and is posted to the secure portal. Articles in this edition include: > CMO Jeff Bowlby’s Word: Providing Reliable Solutions> Your Clients' Captive Solution: Inova®> The Homepage: Drop Everything and Go Get a Chatbot!> "Off-the-Shelf" Ransomware Used to Target the Healthcare Sector> Service Center Tips: Is Your Insured Moving?> Top 10 Most Concerning Issues for H [...] Read More
Apr 18, 2017 : Two Minutes: What’s the Risk? Screening Exam Follow-Up
Routine but important screening exams are recommended by physicians every day. The majority of these exams will have normal results not indicative of a serious condition. However, all results require routine follow-up. In "Screening Exam Follow-Up," the latest short video (1 minute, 56 seconds) on our Risk Resource Department's YouTube channel, Chief Medical Officer and ProAssurance Senior Vice President Dr. Hayes Whiteside discusses the devastating consequences of failure to follow up on resul [...] Read More
Apr 17, 2017 : Attend the next Medmarc and MedAccred webinar: “Cyber Breach: Preventing Bodily Injury and Property Damage” – Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., ET
This webinar will address: > The internet of things (IoT) in hospitals and healthcare settings> Case studies of cyber risks causing bodily injury> What medical device companies can do to best protect themselves and the users of these devices [...] Read More
Mar 29, 2017 : New Job Postings on LinkedIn
We are seeking candidates for 13 currently open positions. Apply yourself… with a company whose core values are integrity, leadership, relationships, and enthusiasm. Your choice of where you want to work and build your expertise is an important one. Visit our jobs website for details on any of open positions or to join our talent network for alerts when new jobs matching your interests become available. Visit our jobs website: ProAssurance.com/Careers. [...] Read More
Mar 28, 2017 : The March 2017 ProVisions
The March issue of ProVisions, our monthly ProAssurance healthcare professional liability newsletter for agents, was emailed this week and is posted to the secure portal. This is a special edition on cybersecurity. Articles in the special edition include: > A Word from CMO Jeff Bowlby: Addressing the Challenges of Today—and Tomorrow > Are Your Clients Ready for a Cyber Breach or Related Event? > Product Feature: CyberAssurance® Plus > NEW Features for ProSecure® > “Two Minutes: What’s the Risk? [...] Read More
Mar 22, 2017 : Two Minutes: What’s the Risk? Physicians Under Pressure: Helpful Strategies to Reduce Liability
Setting clear plans, goals, and expectations from your first patient encounter is critical when caring for patients. A patient must know they have access to their physician, and how medical decisions are being made. In “Physicians Under Pressure: Helpful Strategies to Reduce Liability” the latest short video (2 minutes, 13 seconds) on our Risk Resource Department’s YouTube channel, Dr. Stephen Dallas discusses several important tools to help develop trusting relationships, potentially reducing [...] Read More
Feb 27, 2017 : Wisconsin Medical Society Member Benefit Plan 2017 Video
In "Wisconsin Medical Society Member Benefit Plan," our newest short video, Shawna Bertalot, CIC, ACI describes this program for Wisconsin Medical Society (Society) members. Developed by the Society and ProAssurance, the Member Benefit Plan includes competitively priced professional liability insurance, plus $25,000 Legal Defense and $150,000 annual aggregate Cybersecurity coverage at no added cost. Visit ProAssurance.com/Wisconsin for coverage information and WMSIFS agents. [...] Read More
Feb 22, 2017 : The February 2017 ProVisions
The February issue of ProVisions, our monthly ProAssurance healthcare professional liability newsletter for agents, was emailed this week and is posted to the secure portal. Articles in this edition include: > A Word from CMO Jeff Bowlby: Developing Strong Relationships > Don’t Miss our Cybersecurity Issue > Webinar: High Dollar Claim Solutions in a Changing Healthcare Market > Single Risk Resource Toll-Free Number > NHT Conference Schedule > The Homepage: When the Suggested is Suggestive > Sal [...] Read More
Feb 15, 2017 : New Job Posting on LinkedIn
We are seeking candidates for 12 currently open positions. Apply yourself… with a company whose core values are integrity, leadership, relationships, and enthusiasm. Your choice of where you want to work and build your expertise is an important one. Visit our jobs website for details on any of open positions or to join our talent network for alerts when new jobs matching your interests become available. Visit our jobs website: ProAssurance.com/Careers [...] Read More
Feb 14, 2017 : Two Minutes: What's the Risk? Physicians Under Pressure: Non-Compliant Patients
Non-compliant patients present a variety of risks, causing grave concerns for physicians. If a medical issue arises due to a patient’s non-compliance, who is responsible—particularly when a patient received medical advice from another source? In “Physicians Under Pressure: Non-Compliant Patients" the latest short video (2 minutes, 37 seconds) on our Risk Resource Department’s YouTube channel , Stephen Dallas, MD, MA describes some of these scenarios with alternatives which may satisfactorily re [...] Read More
Feb 9, 2017 : Our Madison, Wisconsin Office is Moving
Our Madison, Wisconsin office is moving on Wednesday, February 15. The new address is: 1600 Aspen Commons Suite 980 Middleton WI 53562 Telephone and fax numbers will remain the same. [...] Read More
Jan 24, 2017 : New Job Postings on LinkedIn
We are seeking candidates for 9 currently open positions. Apply yourself… with a company whose core values are integrity, leadership, relationships, and enthusiasm. Your choice of where you want to work and build your expertise is an important one. Visit our jobs website for details on any of open positions or to join our talent network for alerts when new jobs matching your interests become available. Visit our jobs website: ProAssurance.com/Careers. [...] Read More
Jan 23, 2017 : Check Out NEW Live Loss Prevention Seminars Near You
Another exciting seminar season is upon us thanks to the work of ProAssurance’s Risk Resource professionals. In this year’s live loss prevention seminar—Best Case Scenario—you will hear physicians and others who have been through litigation describe how everything about a patient encounter is relevant when defending a medical malpractice claim. From the actual clinical decision-making to the way those decisions are communicated and documented—your clients will learn from their peers what makes u [...] Read More
Jan 20, 2017 : The January 2017 ProVisions
The January issue of ProVisions, our monthly ProAssurance healthcare professional liability newsletter for agents, was emailed this week and is posted to the secure portal. Articles in this edition include: > A Discussion from Chairman and CEO Stan Starnes: A Team for the Future> A Word from CMO Jeff Bowlby: New Year, New Goals> Our Madison, Wisconsin Office is Moving...> Your Clients' Top 10 Challenges in 2017> The Homepage: High Cohesion; Loose Coupling> Spotlight on Risk Resource: New 2017 Li [...] Read More
Jan 18, 2017 : Two Minutes: What’s the Risk? Physicians Under Pressure: Friendships and Distractions
Patients may desire a social relationship beyond the boundaries of professionalism with their physician. But social interactions are distracting, and may cause a medical error to occur. In “Physicians Under Pressure: Friendships and Distractions,” the latest short video (1 minute, 59 seconds) on our Risk Resource Department’s YouTube channel, Stephen Dallas, MD, MA, says—besides a brief greeting—he advises physicians keep relationships in the exam room professional and leave social interactions [...] Read More
Jan 18, 2017 : New Job Postings on LinkedIn
    We are seeking candidates for 4 currently open positions. Apply yourself… with a company whose core values are integrity, leadership, relationships, and enthusiasm. Your choice of where you want to work and build your expertise is an important one. Visit our jobs website for details on any of open positions or to join our talent network for alerts when new jobs matching your interests become available. Visit our jobs website: ProAssurance.com/Careers.   [...] Read More
Jan 18, 2017 : Attend the next Medmarc and MedAccred webinar: “Heat Treating” – Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., ET
As part of its continued collaboration with the Performance Research Institute (PRI), developer of the MedAccred program for medical-device supply-chain accreditation, Medmarc is hosting a six-part webinar series on critical manufacturing processes. Electronics: PCBAs and PCBs – Recorded on December 7, 2016 ​ Heat Treating – January 18, 2017  Plastics: Injection Molding and Extrusions – March 22, 2017  Electronics: Cable and Wire Harnesses – May 17, 2017  Sterilization – July 12, 2017  Welding [...] Read More
Dec 20, 2016 : The December 2016 ProVisions
The December issue of ProVisions, our monthly ProAssurance healthcare professional liability newsletter for agents, was emailed this week and is posted to the secure portal. Articles in this edition include: > CMO Jeff Bowlby’s Word: Thank You for a Tremendous Year> New A.M. Best Ratings Brochure> HHS Names Top Challenges for 2017> Request 2016 Value-Added Books for Gifts> Focus on Risk Resource: Diagnostic Errors in Medicine—a Follow-up> The Homepage: We Heard You and Fixed It—Part 3> Sales Tip [...] Read More
Nov 30, 2016 : HIPAA Compliance Audit Alert
During the 2016 Practice Administrator Seminar, ProAssurance staff informed insureds of upcoming HIPAA compliance audits conducted by the DHHS’ Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Initial contact for these audits is being made by OCR via email rather than standard mail. We have recently been made aware of a phishing email being circulated purporting to be from the OCR relating to the HIPAA compliance audits. A recent article from Data Breach Today provides more detailed information on how to determine [...] Read More
Nov 16, 2016 : The November 2016 ProVisions
The November 2016 issue of ProVisions, our monthly ProAssurance healthcare professional liability insurance newsletter for agents, was emailed this week and is posted to the secure portal. Articles in this edition include: > CMO Jeff Bowlby’s Word: Investing in our Future, Sharing What We Learn> Marketing Plan Season is Upon Us!> Ransomware, Malware Among Health IT Executives' Top Concerns> Cybersecurity Seminar Available December 2016> HIPAA Enhanced Cyber Protection Webinar> Focus on Risk Reso [...] Read More
Nov 15, 2016 : Two Minutes: What’s the Risk? Three Most Important Issues for Practice Administrators
Statistics show the question of whether a physician will be sued is “when” not “if.” Careful preparation, policies, procedures, and training help ensure there are no regrets when a plaintiff attorney raises questions about patient care. In “Three Most Important Issues for Practice Administrators,” the latest short video (2 minutes, 38 seconds) on our Risk Resource Department’s YouTube channel Randall A. Juip, JD, offers three suggestions to aid practice administrators in insulating physicians, [...] Read More
Oct 27, 2016 : The October 2016 ProVisions
The October 2016 issue of ProVisions, our monthly ProAssurance healthcare professional liability insurance newsletter for agents, was emailed this week and is posted to this secure portal. Articles in this edition include: > CMO Jeff Bowlby’s Word: Performance Award Winners> Spotlight on Risk Resource: New Cybersecurity Online Seminar> New Two-Minute Video: Using Scribes> Ob-Gyn Risk Alliance (OBRA)> The Homepage: Can QR Codes Find a Home in Business?> Sales Tips from the "Old School" - Building [...] Read More
Oct 14, 2016 : Two Minutes: What's the Risk? Using Scribes
Scribes enter patient information in the EHR, freeing the physician to focus exclusively on patient care. A scribe’s role must be clearly defined and communicated—with documented job descriptions and set policies and procedures—to optimize their use and minimize challenges. In “Using Scribes,” the latest short video (2 minute 6 seconds) on our Risk Resource department’s YouTube channel , Mark Hakim, Director, Strategic Partnerships, ProAssurance Risk Resource Department, describes the risks and [...] Read More
Oct 13, 2016 : Stan Starnes Claims Made Video
Many companies offer occurrence policies as their default professional liability insurance option. At ProAssurance, we largely focus on claims made policies because of their flexibility and assurance for the future. In our new video, Chairman and CEO Stan Starnes reveals why ProAssurance offers claims made policies as part of our commitment to treating our insureds fairly. Claims made policies help our insureds stay in control—they choose the coverage they need for today and are free to change [...] Read More
Oct 7, 2016 : Cancelled Seminars due to Hurricane Matthew
Due to severe weather, ProAssurance cancelled the Loss Prevention Seminar in Coral Gables, Florida scheduled for October 6, 2016—and the Practice Administration Professionals Seminar scheduled for October 7, 2016. Eligible physicians who preregistered for the seminar in Coral Gables may take our online seminar, “The Anatomy of a Claim,” to earn a 5 percent premium credit. Physicians who did not preregister may attend our seminar online to be eligible to earn a 2.5 percent premium credit. Underwr [...] Read More
Sep 21, 2016 : Dental Sedation Anesthesia Checklist
A new Risk Resource sample form, Dental Sedation Anesthesia Checklist, is now available on the secure portal. A Risk Resource Advisor can work with you to update this form or review your changes to ensure it fits your practices’ unique needs. To access our full library of sample forms, checklists, and letters, sign in to the ProAssurance secure services portal, then select “Sample Forms and Letters” from the “Managing Risk” menu. [...] Read More
Sep 20, 2016 : Two Minutes: What's the Risk? Jury Expectations and Test Results
Jurors often think that if a physician orders a test, they require the information and care about the results. If a physician later testifies that following up on the test was unnecessary, this can cause a disconnect in the juror's mind. In “Jury Expectations and Test Results ,” the latest short video (2 minute 13 seconds) on our Risk Resource department’s YouTube channel, Randall A Juip, JD, describes how test follow-up helps demonstrate thoughtful physician care in the context of litigation. [...] Read More
Aug 16, 2016 : Two Minutes: What's the Risk? Informed Consent
While state laws may vary, informed consent must be treated as a process which simultaneously educates the patient and protects the physician. In “Informed Consent”, the latest short video (2 minute 14 seconds) on our Risk Resource department’s YouTube channel , Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President Dr. Hayes Whiteside discusses effective and thorough methods for meeting informed consent requirements. [...] Read More
Aug 15, 2016 : New Online Physician Seminar: Anatomy of a Claim
The online version of “Anatomy of a Claim” is now available after signing in at ProAssurance.com.  Visit our physician seminars’ webpage to participate or watch a preview video of this seminar on the Risk Resource YouTube channel. Approximate Seminar Duration: Two hours Cost: No additional cost to ProAssurance insured physicians Description: Understanding a patient’s health and disease process requires detailed knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of tissues, organs, and systems that compose [...] Read More
Aug 12, 2016 : GNOSIS Online Continuing Education from OBRA
ProAssurance’s Ob-Gyn Risk Alliance® (OBRA) members have access to GNOSISTM online continuing education, an Ob-Gyn clinical learning program designed to reduce risk and improve patient safety. In our new video, “Become a Lifetime Learner with GNOSIS,” David C. Giammittorio, MD offers his testimonial regarding the benefits of the GNOSIS platform—both as a GNOSIS learner and an OBRA board member/advisor. Physicians using GNOSIS can measure their current level of clinical proficiency with a person [...] Read More
Jun 15, 2016 : Two-Minutes: What’s the Risk? “Documentation”
Medical records document patient care and are a critical reference tool for the physician and healthcare staff. Sadly, we also see medical records used as a legal document against the physician—challenging the healthcare that was provided to the patient. In our new “Documentation” two-minute video, ProAssurance Risk Resource Director Mark Hakim offers ten useful tips for mindful medical record documentation to help physicians deter litigation.  [...] Read More
May 18, 2016 : Two Minutes: What’s the Risk? Cybersecurity
Electronic health records contain valuable personal and financial data. A data breach can result in multiple, often expensive, challenges. In “Cybersecurity”, the latest short video (2 minute 02 seconds) on our Risk Resource department’s YouTube channel , Risk Resource Advisor Aaron Hamming discusses how cyber-attacks can occur and ideas for safeguarding private healthcare information. [...] Read More
Apr 23, 2016 : Two Minutes: What's the Risk? Don’t Abandon Medical Judgment to Please a Patient
Today’s patients are less likely to blindly heed a physician’s recommendations for care. In “Don’t Abandon Medical Judgment to Please a Patient”, the latest short video (2 minute 08 seconds) on our Risk Resource department’s YouTube channel , Stephen Dallas, MD, MA discusses ways to encourage patients to follow doctors’ recommendations. [...] Read More