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Insurance related topics, working with insurers to implement CRP

Institution/Organization/Business
Reference to primary CRP related organization (e.g. CAI website)
Web resource/Digital Article
General website that contains CRP related information, may be non-specific or general or mixed resources on a website. Article published on-line. Not available as paper version.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the lead Federal agency charged with improving the safety and quality of America’s health care system. AHRQ develops the knowledge, tools, and data needed to improve the health care system and help Americans, health care professionals, and policymakers make informed health decisions.


Learning Community
Resources associated with CAI Learning Community
Legislation/Regulation/Other legislative
Laws relating to CRP
Presentation/Webinar
Recorded webinars and presentations
CAI Webinar: Covid-19 and Medicolegal Liability

WEBINAR DATE: May 1, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is posing a host of potential medicolegal risks for healthcare providers, institutions, and liability insurers. How should one respond to the patient with behavioral challenges who refuses to comply with social distancing? How do COVID requirements affect consent and surrogate decision-making? What new legal issues are arising with rapid expanding telehealth programs or deploying providers to new care environments such as nursing homes? In what situations should healthcare providers or organizations be provided with immunity for potential adverse events associated with COVID-19 care?

PRESENTERS:

Moderator
Thomas H. Gallagher, University of Washington
Panelists
Marcia Rhodes, University of Washington
Leilani Schweitzer, Stanford Health
Michael Severyn, ProAssurance
Kyle Sweet, Sweet Law Firm

OBJECTIVES:

1. Identify current medicolegal issues associated with COVID-19
2. Consider how medicolegal issues associated with COVID-19 may evolve in the future
3. Discuss possible ways to address these issues

 


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Resources associated with CAI Learning Community
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Recorded webinars and presentations
Video
CRP related video, movie
CAI Webinar: CRPs: Why the insurance industry hasn’t embraced them . . . and why it should

CRPs: Why the insurance industry hasn’t embraced them . . . and why it should presented by Richard Boothman, JD

The driving ideas behind CRPs continue to draw interest and debate, now twenty years after Steve Kraman and Ginny Hamm published their Lexington, KY VA experience with “Extreme Honesty”.  After more than 17 years, the University of Michigan continues to draw attention transparent with their “Michigan Model”, the most successful and longest continual example of a principled, and proactive approach to patients injured in unexpected clinical outcomes.  After years of balking at abandoning “deny and defend” more health systems around the country and around the world are exploring the transition, but a skeptical insurance industry continues to hold back and sometimes, frustrate the desires of their insureds to move in this direction.  Why?  Is the industry’s skepticism well-founded and prudent?  Or is it missing a valuable opportunity?

Rick Boothman, the architect of the “Michigan Model” will initiate a long-deserved discussion into this topic.  His experience suggests that there are multiple insurance advantages in the CRP approach and the insurance industry should rethink old beliefs, practices and prejudices and embrace this model.

Outline

  1. Insurance 101 – a dummy’s guide to the construct
  2. True CRPs – the essential elements and how the model differs from “deny and defend”
  3. What holds the insurance industry back from jumping on board?
  4. What is the insurance industry missing and why should it matter?

Learning Objectives

  • That too many equate CRPs only with selective, early resolution of potential and asserted claims – what are the essential elements that distinguish a true CRP from established, traditional risk management practices?
  • What are the unique outcomes of a CRP and why do they matter?
  • Why a CRP better serves the interests of healthcare insureds?
  • What unique consequences of a CRP would benefit the insurance industry especially?

Learning Community
Resources associated with CAI Learning Community
Presentation/Webinar
Recorded webinars and presentations
Tool/Toolkit
CRP resource or tool (e.g. CANDOR)
Video
CRP related video, movie
CAI Webinar: Large Scale Implementation of Communication and Resolution Programs

Large Scale Implementation of Communication and Resolution Programs

Presented by: Heather Gocke, M.S., RNC-OB, CPHRM, C-EFM

Webinar Date: January 29, 2020

Ms. Gocke introduces a comprehensive program and a holistic approach in reducing harm in healthcare through large scale implementation of CRP. In her presentation, she highlights the importance of disclosure and engagement, and she shares real-life challenges and secrets to success.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Outline the method used to engage member sites in culture transformation
  2. Learn  how culture measurement, survey data debriefs, and cognitive interviewing techniques are used to inform this body of work
  3. Introduce the five domains and components of BETA HEART

Institution/Organization/Business
Reference to primary CRP related organization (e.g. CAI website)
Tool/Toolkit
CRP resource or tool (e.g. CANDOR)
COPIC Insurance: 3Rs Program – Recognize, Respond, and Resolve

COPIC is an insurance company that covers medical liability expenses. The company developed the 3Rs (Recognize, Respond, and Resolve) Program to prevent adverse events and increase patient safety. The goals of the 3Rs Program are 1) to maintain a healthy and professional relationship between the  physician and patient, 2) foster honest conversation, and 3) reimburse the patient for pertinent medical fees.

 

 


Institution/Organization/Business
Reference to primary CRP related organization (e.g. CAI website)
Web resource/Digital Article
General website that contains CRP related information, may be non-specific or general or mixed resources on a website. Article published on-line. Not available as paper version.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF)

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) started collaborating together to utilize its combined resources and knowledge to further  patient safety efforts and create safety systems in various healthcare settings.


Journal Article
Published articles related to CRP
Legislation/Regulation/Other legislative
Laws relating to CRP
Malpractice Liability and Health Care Quality – A Review

Publish Date: January 28, 2020

A systematic review of 37 studies of malpractice deterrence  published between January 1, 1990, and November 25, 2019 was conducted to examine the association between malpractice liability risk and health care quality and safety. This review found that most studies suggest that higher risk of malpractice liability is not significantly associated with improved health care quality. The findings also suggested that greater tort liability was not associated with the improvement of quality of care.

 

 


Journal Article
Published articles related to CRP
Legislation/Regulation/Other legislative
Laws relating to CRP
Malpractice Liability and Quality of Care: Clear Answer, Remaining Questions

Publish Date: January 28, 2020

This issue presents a thorough and rigorous analysis of recent research and draws findings from 37 studies.  It conclude that increased liability exposure, such as numbers of malpractice claims or changes to state malpractice laws, was not associated with improvement in the quality of patient care.


Meeting/Conference Proceedings
Meeting/Conference Proceedings
Northwest Communication and Resolution Program Leader Retreat, Sept 2017

The Collaborative for Accountability and Improvement and the Foundation for Healthcare Quality hosted a two-day retreat in Seattle, Washington (09/2017) in which administrators and healthcare providers discussed ways to advance communication and resolution programs (CRPs) and other resources in Northwest Hospitals to increase patient safety and communication among hospital leadership, attorneys, and health insurers.


Communication-and-resolution programs (CRPs) are used by healthcare providers, administrators, and insurers to effectively communicate with and apologize to patients in the wake of adverse incidents; to investigate the occurrence; and offer compensation if appropriate. Researchers examined the effects of CRPs in two community hospitals and two academic medical centers in Massachusetts. They analyzed surveys and recorded data gathered by program members and clinicians at the hospitals. Researchers concluded, that CRPs are effective in increasing patient safety, but there were some barriers in implementing these programs. Barriers included lack of patient participation in disclosing data, as well as some compensation needs not being fulfilled.