At CHC, we take a proactive approach to litigation and risk management to reduce our clients’ exposure to liability. Our in-house corporate legal department supports our facility-level quality assurance programs. In addition to ensuring corporate compliance and overseeing the client contracting process, the department’s dedicated risk manager and policy specialist ensures our clients receive facility-specific healthcare policies and procedures based on national accrediting standards.
System-wide Compliance. Comprehensive Approach.
Our highly experienced risk management team also audits healthcare facilities at random for compliance with our policies, and monitors follow-up action plans. The team meets regularly to review system-wide data, policies, services, and patient outcomes to identify trends that may benefit from corrective action. We believe this proactive approach reduces patient complaints and potential lawsuits, while improving the clinical care provided to the inmate population.
Because it’s impossible to eliminate all risk from any healthcare setting, our in-house legal team of attorneys and paralegals aggressively address each claim or lawsuit, working with our insurers, outside legal counsel, involved staff and our clients to provide a comprehensive defense.