Risk Management

Learn more about what programs you can participate in to better help your risk management

Sometimes the best defense is a strong offense

We empower medical professionals all across the state by hosting educational training and assessment programs on risk management. These programs help you avoid potential malpractice claims and run a smarter, more efficient practice. You may also qualify for premium discounts after completing one of these valuable courses.

New physician risk management program

The New Physician Risk Management Program features educational materials, a mock trial, and expert speakers from the South Carolina MMA, and other medical and legal professions. Key learning objectives are:

  • Common causes of medical malpractice
  • Prevention strategies to avoid medical malpractice
  • Communication with patients and risk management
  • Record management
  • Addressing adverse outcomes

The New Physician Risk Management Program is presented in collaboration with the South Carolina Hospital Association. Newly licensed physicians can obtain a 25% discount on their first-year premium (with a maximum discount of $2,000) for successfully completing this program. The course is certified for CME credit, and is offered at no cost to MMA insureds during their first year of practice.

Dental Risk Management Program

 The Dental Risk Management Program features educational materials, a mock trial, and expert speakers from the South Carolina MMA, and other dental and legal professions. Key learning objectives are:

  • Common causes of dental malpractice
  • Prevention strategies to avoid dental malpractice
  • Communication with patients and risk management
  • Record management
  • Addressing adverse outcomes

 

Healthcare Facility Risk Management Program

We work closely with the South Carolina Hospital Association to identify risk management issues for a variety of healthcare facilities. In this program, we provide educational and consultative risk management services to MMA-insured healthcare facilities. We review the following types of policies and procedures:

  • Documentation of medical records
  • Information flow
  • Appointment and scheduling procedures
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Electronic communications
  • Storage and distribution systems
  • Fire and safety

Successful completion of a thorough risk assessment via this program may make a MMA insured healthcare facility eligible for premium credits.

To schedule a meeting or discuss the MMA Healthcare Facility Risk Management program in more detail, please contact the MMA offices at 864.240.5449.

SCJUA SUCCESS

“My experience with the JUA has been very positive. I have observed a close informational sharing relationship between the JUA, their clients and defense attorneys. The JUA has been fair and reasonable in deciding which cases to bring to trial.”

– Physician, Charleston

Contact Us

We welcome the opportunity to answer any questions you have regardless of your current insurance provider. For time sensitive requests, please contact a MMA colleague directly.  The MMA cannot bind or alter coverage based on instructions received through our Contact Us form.

Local: 864-240-5449
Toll-free: 866-893-6270
Fax: 864-240-2750