Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 03, 2012
The American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced it has exclusively endorsed Professional Liability Claims and Risk Management solutions from Western Litigation, Inc. (WLI). AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of the AHA, awards the AHA Endorsement to products and services that help member hospitals and care organizations achieve operational excellence. The WLI solution was selected for endorsement following an extensive due diligence process that identified it as a leader in not only investigating claims and managing the litigation process, but also in consulting hospitals and care systems to help mitigate liability risk.
Claims Management Outsourcing, an Outstanding Option
As the professional liability insurance crisis peaked, many health care organizations turned to alternative risk transfer programs, and these programs have proved an affordable option. The shift, however, has created an operational challenge within the field of health care: professional liability and claims management.
“Claims management historically controlled by commercial carriers,” explains Anthony J. Burke, President and CEO of AHA Solutions, “is now the immediate challenge of a care system already burdened with the shift to a value-based model. Add to that a drive toward greater efficiency; increased risk assumed by employing physicians, escalating deductibles, and lower excess and reinsurance; plus an expansion of disclosure/apology programs as transparency becomes accepted—the need for outsourced professional liability claims and risk management is clear. Coupled with its proprietary Genesis software platform, WLI staffs experienced experts, including attorneys, insurance claims executives, registered nurses and certified health care risk managers. We believe WLI demonstrates its strong commitment to the operational excellence of hospitals and care systems.”
"Western Litigation is truly humbled by the AHA's decision to award its exclusive endorsement to our Professional Liability Claims and Risk Management solutions," said Robert B. Blasio, President and CEO for WLI. "For more than 19 years, WLI has worked to develop a reputation for quality and innovation in the field. It is gratifying to have that effort acknowledged, and we look forward to working in partnership with the AHA to help member hospitals lower their overall cost of risk in this ever-changing professional liability marketplace."
Solely dedicated to handling health care liability risks, WLI believes that the strength of any professional service company begins and ends with its professional staff, prompting them to develop a collaborative partnership with each client. WLI takes the time to learn each client’s litigation philosophy and then develops a service team that seamlessly integrates with existing processes and relationships. Going beyond generating loss run, WLI routinely provides its clients with results benchmarked against all national studies to help objectify the claims management process. Equally important, WLI quietly performs all the claims handling processes, including paying invoices, issuing 1099s and performing federal and state reporting. By delivering these services, WLI allows its clients to focus their efforts on patient satisfaction and quality of care.
About the AHA
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, who include more than 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations and 42,000 individual members. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends.
About AHA Solutions
AHA Solutions, Inc. is a resource to hospitals pursuing operational excellence. As an AHA member service, AHA Solutions collaborates with hospital leaders and market consultants to conduct the proprietary AHA Signature Due Diligence Process™ and identify solutions to hospital challenges in the areas of care continuum, cultural transformation, clinical integration and financial sustainability. AHA Solutions is proud to reinvest its profits in the AHA mission: creating healthier communities. For more information, contact AHA Solutions at 800.242.4677 or visit http://www.aha-solutions.org.
About Western Litigation, Inc.
WLI, a wholly owned subsidiary of Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc, is a national litigation and risk management company principally dedicated to the healthcare industry. WLI was established in 1994 and provides a myriad of professional liability claims management and risk management consulting services to its clients. WLI is staffed by experienced professional liability attorneys, insurance claims executives, registered nurses and certified healthcare risk managers.