An issue of growing concern for hospitals and healthcare providers is duplicate patient records within their Master Patient Index (MPI). This situation increases the risks of poor patient outcomes and medical malpractice liability.
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At a metal fabrication company, a group of employees known as “catchers” were incurring significant head and back injuries. To help reduce workers compensation claims and improve safety at the plant, changes had to be implemented immediately.
Pension and Welfare Plan Fiduciary Liability insurance renewals were stable in 2013, and appeared to be the least troublesome of all management liability lines of coverage. While we are not aware of significant claims arising from Defined Contribution plans. This Management Liability Market Update provides an overview of 2013's claims activity and 2014 market forecasts as well as the impact under the Affordable Care Act coverage.
Healthcare Reform Updates for January 9, 2014
Why Do Environmental Lawyers Get Sued for Malpractice? What Can They Do to Avoid a Malpractice Claim?
Lawsuits are becoming commonplace these days, and environmental lawyers are not immune to malpractice liabilities. It’s important to remember that you have to identify your risks in any profession and have a plan if potential issues arise.
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. was given an opportunity to evaluate the claims process and review the historical losses of a transportation company with over 500 U.S. locations that needed a more cost-effective insurance program. With many updates and new initiatives, the organization recognized a significant improvement.
Bring Your Insurance Policy to the Tailor so Your Insurance Company Doesn't Take You to the Cleaners
Considering the unfortunate rise in terrorism-related incidences, it might be time to review your organization’s coverage in the event a situation should arise.
Technical Bulletin-Health Plan Certification of Compliance with HIPAA Electronic Transaction Standards
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued proposed regulations that will require a controlling health plan (CHP) to submit information certifying compliance with certain Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) electronic transaction operating rules and standards. One important aspect of the proposed regulations is the extension of the deadline for certification and submission to HHS.
Directions is a monthly publication of the Benefits & HR Consulting Division of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. The January 2014 issue includes Healthcare Reform updates, benefit trends and surveys, upcoming webinar information and a variety of benefits and HR news including: New Guidance Amends Excepted Benefits; Supreme Court Upholds an ERISA Plan’s 3‐Year Limit on Filing Suit, and Five Things to Think About Beyond PPACA.
Despite improvement in insurer underwriting results in 2012, the workers compensation market continues to be challenging to both employers and insurance carriers alike. To gain a broader sense of this situation, review the Gallagher Workers Compensation — Fall 2013 State of the Market whitepaper.