As a member of the Ob-Gyn Risk Alliance, you have exclusive access to a variety of Ob-Gyn-specific risk management courses, activities, and tools. Take full advantage of your membership by leveraging these useful resources for your practice. You can earn CME credit and receive a substantial premium discount by completing the important educational activities outlined below.
Please plan to complete the following two activities within your first policy year to qualify for renewal consideration with a 25% premium discount.
Medical Practice Site Survey*
This activity is tailored to address your medical practice’s needs and areas of risk. A ProAssurance Risk Management Consultant will contact your office manager to schedule a convenient time to visit your office. The consultant will review your practice’s policies, procedures, protocols, health professionals’ credentialing, employee competence files, and medical records, and also interview select personnel. The entire visit takes approximately four hours and includes a short meeting with the physician and a meeting with the practice manager. Following the visit, you will receive a written report with observations and recommendations to improve patient care and minimize professional liability risk.
*You may fulfill this component by obtaining ACOG’s Safety Certification in Outpatient Practice Excellence (SCOPE) for Women’s Health.
** You may fulfill this component by submitting current APS certificates of course completion.
During your second year of Ob-Gyn Risk Alliance membership you receive an individual membership benefit of up to $500—provided as an educational allowance to purchase materials from our Risk Management Library. Any funds not used during your 12-month policy period are forfeited. Resources provided in our Ob Tool Kit and ProAssurance online CME courses are free and will not be charged against your allowance.
The Risk Management Library currently consists of seven online Advanced Practice Strategies (APS) CME courses and two electronic fetal monitoring books as outlined below.
Please plan to complete two online APS courses* during your second year to qualify for renewal consideration with a 25% premium discount.
*You may fulfill this component by submitting current APS certificates of course completion.
You can access these courses directly from the APS website at CourseServer.com/ProAssurance. First time users will be asked to request a subscription code by contacting Sara Myers at 800.292.1036, extension 6269, or email@example.com. Sara is also available to answer questions and assist you in accessing online resources.
In addition to the APS online courses, you can use your educational allowance benefit to obtain one or both of the following books:
Please contact Emily Odenwald at 800.292.1036, ext. 6304 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain these materials
You can access the following risk reduction tools from the Ob-Gyn Risk Alliance Resources section within the secure area of ProAssurance.com. Log in using the link at the top of this page and find these resources listed under the “Ob-Gyn Risk Alliance Resources” heading in the left hand column.
You receive monthly communications to help keep you abreast of the latest information and risk trends affecting your specialty. Publications include:
Just as medicine is an evolving science, risk management is a continuum. ProAssurance will provide additional risk management resources for your benefit in conjunction with the Ob-Gyn Risk Alliance. Some future activities and resources include:
In keeping with our mission, we encourage national certification or training in FHR interpretation for all obstetrical physicians and providers. We support certification or training that includes the standard definitions outlined in ACOG's Practice Bulletin #106. Sharing a common language between obstetricians, providers, and obstetrical nurses will help improve communication, enhance patient safety, and promote quality care.
Resources are available to Ob-Gyn Risk Alliance insured obstetricians and providers seeking national certification.
ProAssurance’s risk management experts are just a phone call or email away. Please contact us for personalized assistance and answers to your risk questions at 800.292.1036 or email email@example.com.