Tag Archives: correctional
Jail and Prison Inmates’ Healthcare Issues Vary by Type of Facility.
Taxpayers spend about $70 billion a year on jails, prisons and other correctional facilities in the U.S. and currently there are 2.2 million inmates in our correctional system. When we look at each type of facility individually, we find that healthcare issues often vary by facility type but there are also common themes – a Continue Reading »
The Origin of “deliberate indifference” Cases in Correctional Health.
Here’s a possible claims scenario to consider – your correctional client has a suit where the inmate is filing a medical malpractice allegation as well as a civil rights violation for “deliberate indifference.” First you ask “What exactly is this deliberate indifference? Are you telling me that I have to provide coverage for my clients Continue Reading »
Common Claim Types in Correctional Facilities
In my last post I discussed the different types of facilities and what this means to the healthcare providers in a correctional facility. Now I want to dig a little deeper into the claims for a correctional facility. I am often asked “What is the primary claim type that pays in correctional healthcare?” And most people Continue Reading »
Correctional Facilities – How do they differ and what does that mean for the medical setting?
Taxpayers spend about $70B a year on corrections in the US and currently there are 2.2M inmates in our correctional system. Exactly what are the different types of correctional facilities and what are their issues? There are about 6,500 correctional facilities in the US. About 50% of these facilities are county and city jails and Continue Reading »
VIDEO SPOTLIGHT – The Correctional Healthcare Program
NSU Healthcare is the only insurance program focusing specifically on the unique needs of correctional healthcare providers. Learn more about this exceptional program in this video featuring our VP of Healthcare, Ben Newman. Our program offers: Broad liability insurance coverage, including defense for deliberate indifference claims and HIPAA violations Correctional specific risk management resources Dedicated Continue Reading »