CRICO Insights: May 2020

5 Questions Related to Coverage and Privileges During the COVID-19 Crisis

Answers to frequently asked questions by clinicians regarding their coverage at member hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic.


Does CRICO require notification of new privileges extended to existing insured clinicians?


What if a resident is rotating to another department or CRICO hospital? Is coverage affected?


Overall, what COVID-19 generated activities or changes require CRICO notification?


Is there a special premium assigned to physicians and other clinicians during this time?


Will there be premium reductions for clinicians whose clinical practice has been decreased as a result of the crisis?

Visit the full FAQ page for the answers.


New Law Gives Clinicians Less to Worry About During COVID-19

The current crisis has plunged many clinicians into unfamiliar waters. Elizabeth Cushing, Sr. VP of Claims at CRICO, looks at one way Massachusetts is providing help. What’s protected?


CRICO Responds to COVID-19:
No-Cost Added Coverage, Faster Application

Learn more about how we’re supporting our member clinicians and organizations in this interview with Melissa Kemp, VP of Underwriting at CRICO. We’ve got you covered...


Narrow Focus Fogs Opportunity for Timely PE Diagnosis

A 55-year-old patient died of a pulmonary embolism (PE) one week after an urgent care visit. What went wrong?


A Movement and Its Future After 20 Years:
Patient Safety Leader Retires, Looks Ahead

What has the patient safety movement achieved over the past 20 years, and what lies ahead? Darrell Ranum of The Doctor’s Company surveys the progress we’ve made. Listen to the data...

Latest News from CRICO

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    In the Wake of a New Report on Diagnostic Errors SIDM Invites Collaboration and Policy Action

    A new report by CRICO and Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute Center for Diagnostic Excellence provides the first national estimate of permanent morbidity and mortality resulting from diagnostic errors across all clinical settings. The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) works to raise awareness of the burden of diagnostic error as a major public health issue and calls for collaboration and policy action on the issue.

    Burden of Serious Harms from Diagnostic Error in the USA

    New analysis of national data by a multidisciplinary research team from the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute Center for Diagnostic Excellence and CRICO, found that across all clinical settings, an estimated 795,000 Americans die or are permanently disabled by diagnostic error each year.

    Establishing a Regional Registry for Neonatal Encephalopathy: Impact on Identification of Gaps in Practice

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    Neonatal encephalopathy continues to be a significant risk for death and disability. To address this risk, regional guidelines were developed with the support of CRICO. A neonatal encephalopathy registry was also established. The aim of this study was to identify areas of variation in practice that could benefit from quality improvement projects.
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