Physician groups earn risk-management awards
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted May 2, 2005
Medical liability insurer American Physicians Assurance Corp. recently named two Ohio physician groups the winners of the company's first annual Excellence in Risk Management Award.
Partners in Family Practice, located in Massillon, and Indian Creek Family Health, located in Oxford, won the contest based on how effectively they were able to manage risk through information systems and their ability to educate their staff. Groups from Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio entered the contest.
Straith Clinic in Bingham Farms, Mich., and Grand Rapids Allergy in Grand Rapids, Mich., earned special recognition in the contest.
The contest comes at a time when the AMA lists 20 states in a liability crisis that has physicians retiring early, giving up high-risk procedures or moving out of state.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2005/05/02/prbf0502.htm.