A patient comes to see you. You notice swelling in their legs and sores on their feet. Lab tests show results consistent with diabetes. You recommend the patient see an endocrinologist. A year passes and you realize in looking over records that you haven’t heard from or made contact with the patient. How did this happen? Inadequate follow-up care is not only a patient safety issue, but also a liability risk for physicians.
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This issue highlights increased scrutiny of nursing home admissions and transfers; the continuing trend toward quality outcomes – this time with physicians in Clinically Integrated Networks; and guidance on dealing with ransomware attacks.
The National Safety Council’s Defensive Driving Course for Professional Drivers calls the driving errors that lead to the most severe collisions the “fatal four.” One of these is HEAD-ON COLLISIONS (driving left of center). This collision has the greatest potential for a fatal outcome because the mass and velocity of two vehicles striking each other compounds the force that has to be absorbed in the crash.
Our Back to Basics: COBRA recorded webinar is designed to cover basic COBRA requirements as training for new HR and benefits professionals and a refresher for more seasoned HR and benefits professionals.
Directions newsletter is a monthly publication of the Benefits & HR Consulting operations of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. The July 2016 issue includes healthcare reform updates, a technical bulletin, webinar information and a variety of benefits and HR news.
Many workplace injuries and deaths involve vehicles and moving equipment, but sometimes this equipment is essential to the work operation. All vehicle and equipment operators should be trained, competent, and safety-minded to avoid costly accidents and injuries. Before operation, drivers should carefully read the operators manual and observe the operating, maintenance and safety instructions.
The Weekly Market Update outlines three headlines regarding the raise in ADP private payrolls, Federal Reserve’s wait-and-see mentality, and U.K. property funds.
Gallagher’s Marine team contacted a marine construction & dredging contractor prospect three months before their insurance renewal. The company’s rates and premium were already aggressively priced, so we offered to perform a thorough review of the company’s risk management program to see if there were any issues with their current program.
A group of auto dealers was referred to Gallagher by a merger partner who handled the dealer’s benefits. An introduction was made and the Gallagher Automotive team had the opportunity to discuss our capabilities and experience. The next year, the client asked us to come back and present again. After our presentation, the client asked us to market the account mid-term.
OSHA’s new final rules call into question mandatory post-accident drug screenings and safety incentive programs, open the door to new retaliation citations, and will require employers to post OSHA logs electronically.