Risk Management

Risk ManagementDT Preferred Group, LLC and Medical Protective are committed to helping you reduce liability. As an Ortho-Preferred® member, we offer you a variety of risk management solutions to help you reduce your liability. We work closely with risk management experts to continually publish research on risk issues and promote patient safety and satisfaction strategies. In addition, through MedPro Group, Ortho-Preferred® members can take advantage of customized consulting services and targeted risk management products designed to meet your needs while respecting your budget and your time.

2015 Ortho-Preferred® Risk Management Course

Each year, Ortho-Preferred® requires members to complete an online risk management course to satisfy your risk management requirement for the policy period. The course is complimentary and is worth up to 6 AMA PRA Category 1 credits. The 2015 Ortho-Preferred® Risk Management Course is Risk Management Rounds: Orthopaedics Plus, Volume II and can be accessed through Ortho-Files.

Risk Management Rounds: Orthopaedics Plus, Volume II 

Overview: The purpose of this course is to explain the reasoning behind various federal guidelines and what they are intended to accomplish. Developing an understanding of such matters can help you remain compliant with the spirit of the law even if you do commit occasional technical violations. That’s important because the regulators are able to sort out very quickly who’s making an honest effort to be compliant, who’s trying to push the limits of the rules without actually violating them, and who’s deliberately violating or ignoring them.

Authors: James Schutte PhD and Rosemary Gafner EdD

Estimate Hours to Complete Course: 5.5
Estimate Minutes to Complete Test: 30

Ortho-Files

The Protector: Orthopaedic Edition

The Protector: Orthopaedic Edition is created exclusively for Ortho-Preferred® members.  Published three times per year, the Orthopaedic Edition of the Protector is not only a great resource to stay in tune with risk management updates, but it is also a free way to earn continuing medical education (CME) hours.  To access an electronic copy of the most recent issue of this publication, use your username and password to sign in to Ortho-Files, our risk management portal.

Information Services

  • Electronic risk newsletter
  • Website access to risk tools, information and updates
  • Reference manuals
  • Support services for doctors facing the litigation processMedical Protective Risk Management
  • Practice guidelines addressing timely and relevant topics

Educational Services

  • 6 hour orthopaedic-specific risk management course with CME
  • Protector: Orthopaedic Edition with CME
  • Self-study courses
  • Orthopaedic-specific group courses
  • Live web broadcast for staff education

Consulting Services

  • Phone consultations with expert risk management professionals
  • Practice risk assessments
  • Assistance developing, enhancing and implementing risk management programs
  • Client risk program evaluation

Targeted Products

Dialog Medical iMedConsent™: MedPro Group insureds receive a 30% discount on the iMedConsent PE application. iMedConsent is the leading informed consent and patient education application that is used in more than 15,000 physician offices and in 179 hospitals nationwide. The software application produces all of the procedure-specific consent forms required by a given specialty. This solution helps practices, to manage risk better, standardize communication, comply with regulatory requirements, lower costs and document informed consent encounters. To learn more about this application, please call 1-800-482-7963 or visit www.dialogmedical.com/medpro.htm.

DT Interpreting Services: This service is available to MedPro Group insureds at a special discounted price. DT Interpreting Services is a leader in on-demand translation for medical offices and clinics. They offer a network of experienced interpreters available 24/7 in over 150 languages, within seconds, by dialing the toll free number. DT Interpreting can provide video interpreting on-demand, over-the-phone language interpreting and document translations. More information is available at www.interlanguagephone.com

SecuReach Systems: Physican/Patient Communication System. This service comes at a 10% discount to MedPro Group insureds. SecuReach Systems tracks lab tests from the time they are ordered by a doctor until the patient receives the result. The system automatically notifies the patient when their test result is available and the patient "dials-in" using their private log-in. To see how the system works or just to find out more, call 1-800-760-9585.

For more details on any of the targeted products listed above, please call 1-800-4MEDPRO