LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 14, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Arkansas Mutual Insurance Company (AMIC), the state’s fastest growing medical liability insurance company, announced that they are adding a Risk Management Department to support and develop preventative medical practices for their policyholder/owners that will result in effectively minimizing adverse events, reduction in claims and improvement in patient healthcare. With the advent of the Affordable Care Act, bringing professional resources to help physicians and groups navigate the new landscape is extremely important
AMIC has hired Rebecca Tutton R.N.,J.D, the Director of Hospital Risk Management for the UAMS Medical Center in Little Rock, Ark. Ms. Tutton developed and directed the Risk Management program at the UAMS Medical Center since 1998. She is a registered nurse and also holds a law degree from UALR Law School. Prior to that, Ms. Tutton was the Director of Risk Management at St. Vincent Hospital.
“We are very excited to announce to our policyholder/owners at Arkansas Mutual the formation of our Risk Management Department. This is a very significant step in the growth and evolution of our company as we work towards our goal of being the preeminent medical liability insurance provider for the State of Arkansas. As we start our sixth year of writing physicians, this addition to our services is a natural step in the maturation of our company. And we could not be happier with the addition of Ms. Tutton as she brings impeccable credentials and extensive experience to our team,” says Corey Little, CEO of Arkansas Mutual Insurance Company.
Ms. Tutton will be developing the program and related services over the next few months and AMIC plans to initiate the program in the fall of 2013. The program will provide Risk Management Practice Assessment, education for office staff, telephone consultation, online reference materials and online study for physicians that will provide a reduction in premiums.
“I am very excited to add my years of experience and knowledge to the AMIC team as we work towards providing AMIC physicians and their staff with the skills and programs they need to improve patient healthcare and reduce claims. These are vital services that will go a long way in reducing risk to the patients and the insured,” says Rebecca Tutton, Director of Risk Management, Arkansas Mutual Insurance Company.
About Arkansas Mutual Insurance Company:
Arkansas Mutual Insurance Company, a not-for-profit mutual insurance company, is the only medical liability insurance provider that is headquartered in the state of Arkansas and dedicated to serving only Arkansas-based medical professionals. Founded in 2008, Arkansas Mutual is owned and governed by its physician policyholders. Visit www.arkansasmutual.com for more information.
* Photo Caption: Rebecca Tutton RN JD.
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