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The Risk Manager – What is a Medical Home?

This new catch phrase describes an office where the patient feels comfortable seeking all sorts of medical advice, and where efforts are made to go beyond a focus on acute care.

The Geisinger Health System, operator of a health insurance plan and a network of clinics and hospitals in Pennsylvania, has begun paying the salaries of […]

January 22nd, 2015|The Risk Manager, Volume 1|

The Risk Manager – Vicarious Liability or, The Company You Keep

This title is not intended to refer to a good insurance company, although we think Galen is such a company, but to the well-documented phenomenon that lawsuits brought against medical practitioners almost invariably include a claim against every doctor and institution the plaintiff had any contact with in the course of seeking treatment. “Sue everybody […]

January 22nd, 2015|The Risk Manager, Volume 1|

The Risk Manager – Apologies, Expressions of Sympathy, Benevolent Gestures

The changes in Missouri’s law relating to professional liability that took effect at the end of August of 2005 were intended to address a number of issues concerning claims. The limit on non-economic damages, new rules on where claims may be filed, and the other revisions adopted in 2005 were primarily designed to fix provisions […]

January 22nd, 2015|The Risk Manager, Volume 1|