Presented by: Looking Ahead
Brokers, insurers, and risk managers must communicate and stay abreast of emerging exposures as clients adapt to the new healthcare landscape.
When you change anything in the system – and we’re talking about significant change here in the healthcare system – you open up opportunities for new types of risks, some of which we can’t anticipate right now. Diane Pinakiewicz, National Patient Safety Foundation
Producers must work hard to identify new risk factors and coverage gaps that clients aren’t thinking about, such as risks arising from integrated healthcare delivery systems and reimbursement schemes based on quality- based medicine.
Communication is key to ensuring that these risks are adequately covered. Insurers have plenty of resources to help clients with patient safety initiatives, quality measurement and understanding risks.
The kind of dramatic change taking place in the health- care system can open the floodgates for new types of risks. Healthcare organizations and the producers and insurers who advise them need to be mindful of new risks in this fast-evolving arena and be ready for them.
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