RCM&D Presents Seminar on Managing Rogue MDs at ASHRM

RCM&D Healthcare Presents Seminar on Managing Rogue Physicians for Healthcare Institutions at ASHRM Conference

PHOENIX, AZ – RCM&D, a Baltimore-based insurance consultant, is partnering with Peninsula Regional Medical Center of Salisbury, MD for a presentation on managing rogue physicians at the 2011 American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) Conference & Exhibition at the Phoenix Convention Center October 16-19, 2011.

The seminar, “Dealing with a Rogue Physician,” examines the vulnerabilities of healthcare institutions as this issue continues to evolve and attract more attention in the media. Whether the allegations involve over-treatment, fraud and abuse or a criminal act, healthcare risk managers must oversee complex and various regulatory, legal, insurance, financial and reputational issues associated with this matter.

Linda E. Jones, MHA, CPCU, Executive Vice President, RCM&D Healthcare and Susan McDonald, RN, JD, Peninsula Regional Medical Center are scheduled to present Monday, October 17, 2011, at 1:45pm and Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 4:15pm

“Risk managers in the healthcare industry may be aware of these occurrences,” said Jones, “but the rate at which certain aspects of these exposures can infiltrate and overwhelm unprepared healthcare organizations is staggering. We are honored to share our expertise related to this emerging risk to an audience of other top industry leaders.”

This session will provide an understanding of different types of events that are occurring most frequently and pinpoint key areas of exposure for healthcare organizations involving rogue physicians.

The presentation will also outline:

  • risk reduction techniques to reduce the potential of receiving allegations of “rogue” intentional acts by physicians
  • best practices for identifying possible insurance solutions for these types of exposures
  • tips on working cooperatively with state and federal regulators
  • strategies for managing the onslaught of requests for information including e-discovery and how to deal with the press

“The fiscal climate remains unstable and all levels of government continue to scrutinize the healthcare industry and health-related issues like never before,” added Jones. “Engaging in measures to protect against this potential risk should be a primary concern for risk managers.”