MGIS partners with OmniSure Consulting Group to help physicians strategically manage and reduce risk
SALT LAKE CITY, January 11, 2012 — The MGIS Companies Inc. (MGIS) recently announced the availability of MGIS Physician Risk Management, a comprehensive risk management program for physicians that will help them strategically manage and reduce risk. MGIS has partnered with OmniSure Consulting Group to create and manage the program.
“MGIS has worked to assist physicians in practice for more than 40 years,” said Jeff Brunken, president and managing partner of The MGIS Companies. “The MGIS Physician Risk Management Program is a natural extension of that commitment, and we’re pleased to offer what we believe to be a uniquely comprehensive and highly valuable risk management program to our physician customers.”
The MGIS program offers several options to physicians for assessing risk to their practices, from comprehensive on-site assessments to desktop assessments via telephone or even online self assessments. Other features include:
A Toll-Free Helpline. Providers can use this helpline to get answers to their most pressing risk-related questions in a confidential setting. Helpline specialists can answer risk management questions, refer callers to applicable resources, and offer suggestions for improving compliance.
Online Tools and Resource Center. These include recommended Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses (many at no cost) and an online self-assessment tool with an optional consultant review. The Resource Center includes tools available nowhere else, along with links to helpful industry resources.
MGIS Advisor. The MGIS Advisor features information from industry experts on topics such as risk management, taxes, insurance and RAC audits.
Quarterly Webinars. These webinars showcase expert guidance on various subjects related to physician risk management. They are archived in an online library for convenient viewing.
Michelle Foster Earle, president of OmniSure Consulting Group, said, “The combined expertise of OmniSure and MGIS provides formidable benefits to physicians and the brokers who serve them. Whether it’s helping with an evolving risk at a specific medical practice or offering educational information and training to physicians, the MGIS Physician Risk Management program will benefit participants in a variety of ways.”
More information about MGIS Physician Risk Management can be found at mgis.com/riskmanagement.
The MGIS Companies, Inc. is the nation’s leading provider of insurance products and services specifically for physicians. For more than 43 years the company has provided specialized group disability insurance, medical-professional liability insurance, and practice improvement ancillary products and services to more than 8,000 physician groups, 800,000 group members, and 135,000 physicians nationwide. The MGIS group disability policies are backed by Sun Life Financial, one of the largest and highest-rated insurance companies in North America. The MGIS medical-professional liability insurance policies are backed by Freedom Specialty Insurance Company, a Nationwide® Company, rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best. With a rich tradition of service excellence, MGIS works exclusively through local brokers and benefit advisors to provide the ultimate in personalized, physician-focused insurance services.
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