Posts Tagged ‘risk’
Thousands of people with serious medical problems are in danger of losing coverage under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul because of cost overruns, state officials say.
DENVER/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Opponents of legalizing marijuana in three western states are targeting mothers in a fight over ballot measures that for the first time could make recreational pot use legal in parts of the United States.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – U.S. health officials have sent warnings to 39 other countries that their citizens who stayed in Yosemite National Park tent cabins this summer may have been exposed to a deadly mouse-borne hantavirus, a park service epidemiologist said on Tuesday.
xxsurl.com Financial Risk Forecasting: The Theory And Practice Of Forecasting Market Risk With Implementation In R And Matlab – Jon Danielsson Financial Risk Forecasting is a complete introduction to practical quantitative risk management, with a focus on market risk. Derived from the authors teaching notes and years spent training practitioners in risk management techniques, it brings together the three key disciplines of finance, statistics and modeling (programming), to provide a thorough grounding in risk management techniques.Written by renowned risk expert Jon Danielsson, the book begins with an introduction to financial markets and market prices, volatility clusters, fat tails and nonlinear dependence. It then goes on to present volatility forecasting with both univatiate and multivatiate methods, discussing the various methods used by industry, with a special focus on the GARCH family of models. The evaluation of the quality of forecasts is discussed in detail. Next, the main concepts in risk and models to forecast risk are discussed, especially volatility, value-at-risk and expected shortfall. The focus is both on risk in basic assets such as stocks and foreign exchange, but also calculations of risk in bonds and options, with analytical methods such as delta-normal VaR and duration-normal VaR and Monte Carlo simulation. The book then moves on to the evaluation of risk models with methods like backtesting, followed by a discussion on stress testing. The book …
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(Reuters) – Older women who eat a lot of starchy and sweet carbohydrates may be at increased risk of a less common but deadlier form of breast cancer, according to a European study.
Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) July 10, 2012
SAI Global Compliance, the worlds leading provider of governance, risk and compliance (GRC) products, services and technology, will host a free web demo on Thursday, July 12, at 2:00 p.m. EDT to show how Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) unfair, deceptive and abusive acts or practices (UDAAP) compliance self-assessments can be automated using the Compliance 360
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Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 02, 2012
Coverys, a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance, has announced it is integrating its member company risk management programs into one all-encompassing, expanded program. These services will be available for all healthcare provider and medical facility policyholders to help improve patient safety and quality of care, and reduce medical errors and costs.
Coverys policyholders currently receive risk management services from three different offices with different approaches. The purpose of this integration is to identify and utilize the strengths of Coverys existing Risk Management Department and of Coverys member company Risk Management & Patient Safety Institute (RM&PSI). Throughout the ongoing integration there will be no disruption in risk management services for Coverys policyholders. Ultimately, the newly integrated Risk Management Department will be the result of much collaboration by company leadership and company risk management experts on the most timely and successful selection of services possible.
With the evolving demands of healthcare reform and reimbursement guidelines, it is imperative to offer relevant products and services to our customers, said Gregg L. Hanson, president and chief executive officer for Coverys. As a result of the 2009 acquisition of FinCor Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiary, RM&PSI, we have two highly acclaimed risk management programs. By combining these units under the Coverys name it ensures that our policyholders receive the best of what we have to offer, no matter where they are located.
Coverys risk management services include:
Benchmarking data identifying trends in severity and frequency of claims
Customized programming tailored to specific loss prevention strategies
Key quality metrics and best practices
Office appraisals and facility assessments
For more information about Coverys please contact Katharine Gould at kgould(at)coverys(dot)com or (617) 946-8665, or visit the companys website at http://www.coverys.com.
Coverys is one of the top 10 medical professional liability insurance providers in the country based on direct written premium. Coverys member companies insure more than 20,000 physicians, surgeons, dentists, certified nurse midwives and allied healthcare providers, as well as nearly 500 hospitals, health centers and clinics in 23 states from coast to coast. Coverys is committed to financial strength and stability with net admitted assets in excess of $ 3.2 billion, direct written premium of $ 375 million and policyholder surplus of $ 1.1 billion, as of December 31, 2011. In addition, all Coverys insurance member companies have a Bests Rating of A- (Excellent). Coverys emphasizes physician education and patient safety, and the company is acknowledged as a leader in providing supportive risk management services and resolute claim defense to the healthcare community. Coverys also offers a variety of interactive and relevant continuing medical education (CME) activities to healthcare providers across the country. For more information visit the Coverys website at http://www.coverys.com. Timely industry and company news can also be found on the Coverys blog at coverys.wordpress.com, on Twitter (@Coverys) and on the companys Facebook page.
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Wayne, PA (PRWEB) July 02, 2012
On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act in a case called National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), et al. versus Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, et al. The verdict is in Obamacare is constitutional, says David Edman, Managing Partner of Risk Management Partners, a Wayne, PA-based healthcare consulting and brokerage firm, and NFIB Pennsylvania Leadership Council member. This result surprised many people, including me, who believed that the Federal government exceeded its authority to regulate commerce, given limits to Federal powers per the 10th Amendment to the Constitution.
According to Edman, there were two major constitutional questions under consideration in this case:
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(Reuters) – A New Jersey meatball manufacturer is recalling more than 300,000 pounds (136,000 kg) of meat products due to possible listeria contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said on Saturday.
Children who get several CT scans have a slightly higher chance of brain cancer and leukemia in later life, though the risk is still small and probably outweighed by the need to get the test, researchers reported.