For CRICO-insured Obstetricians
The OB Patient Safety Program is open to all CRICO-insured Obstetricians (attendings and residents). This voluntary program entitles participants to remain in a lower premium underwriting specialty category for each year in which they complete specific risk reduction activities assigned over a two-year cycle. CRICO-insured obstetricians who do not complete the program requirements will be assigned to a higher premium underwriting specialty category, but may requalify for the lower specialty category in subsequent years upon completion of the program requirements. Costs encountered for completing specified risk reduction coursework are the responsibility of each CRICO-insured obstetrical clinician.
Program Requirements: Individual Participants
To maintain your status in the lower premium underwriting specialty category, you must complete the following activities and submit your documents of completion by December 2 of the current calendar year to our contact below:
- CRICO-approved Labor and Delivery team coursework. Please contact your department or Bessie Manley Szum for details.
- Passing a test on the current Clinical Guidelines for Obstetrical Providers of the CRICO-insured Institutions
You will need to complete the following two activities and submit documents of completion by December 2, 2022 to maintain your status in the lower premium underwriting specialty category:
- OB safety drills/team training refresher course (all participants)
- Passing a test on the current Clinical Guidelines for Obstetrical Providers of the CRICO-insured Institutions (all participants)
Ongoing Program Requirements: Sponsoring Organizations
Institutions that sponsor CRICO coverage for obstetrical care providers participating in the OB Patient Safety Program must satisfy the following requirement:
- Safety Drills
Institutions must provide opportunities during the course of the year for obstetrical care providers to participate in Obstetrical Safety Drills.
- Team training refreshers
Institutions must provide opportunities during the course of the year for obstetrical care providers to refresh their team work training.
For Assistance or More Information
You may contact us via the following ways:
E-mail Bessie Manley Szum with questions related to the CRICO OB Patient Safety Program.
CRICO looks forward to collaborating with you in this effort to enhance patient safety.