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MPS - Medical terms
Category: Health and Medicine
Date & country: 25/03/2011, US
Words: 33


Audit Committee
A sub-committee of MPS

Case Handler
The member of staff responsible for managing the case file. This may be a Medicolegal Adviser, Dentolegal Adviser or High Claims Manager.

Cases System
The database of all cases opened by MPS, containing historical information including financial data.

Claims Advisory Committee
A committee of clinicians with delegated authority to act on behalf of and in the name of Council in considering and taking decisions upon claims for compensation. It comprises clinical members of MPS

Claims Audit Group
An in-house team comprising of the Chief Executive, Director of Claims and Legal Services, Head of Medical Services, Leeds and London, and legal and medical representatives. The CAG has delegated authority from MPS

Claims reserve
this is the aggregate cost of claims that have been reported to MPS and where MPS has already exercised its discretion to provide an indemnity. The value of these claims is estimated at ultimate settlement value, that is to say, the cost of the claim if were to be settled today, inflated by the rate of claims inflation between now and the expected date of settlement and then discounted by the expe...

Council
The Council of MPS is responsible for exercising the powers of MPS. It consists of between 5 and 14 members, plus the Chief Executive and DPL Chairman, and has a majority of medical or dental members. Members of Council are elected by the membership of MPS. The Council

CRSA
Clinical Risk Self Assessment, offered by MPS Educational Services.

Defence costs
Legal costs, related expenses and disbursements reasonably and necessarily incurred in the defence, investigation or settlement of any claim or circumstance or in conducting any proceedings for indemnity, contribution or recovery relating to a claim.

Dental Claims Audit Group (DCAG)
An in-house team comprising of Chair, Solicitor, Dental Claims Adviser, two Dentolegal Advisers and ex-officio attendance by the Dental Director/Assistant Dental Director/Director of Claims and Legal Services. The DCAG has delegated authority from the Board of Dental Protection to make decisions on claims valued at less than

Dental Claims Manager (DCM)
File handler for claims from Claims and Legal department.

Discretion
MPS indemnity is comprehensive. Because we are not restricted by detailed terms and conditions, we are often able to help members with unusual problems. We provide this breadth of assistance by eschewing the sort of constraints found in insurance policies. MPS indemnity rests on the Memorandum and Articles of Association, which specifies that the benefits of membership are to be granted at the dis...

DLA
Dentolegal Adviser.

DPL
Dental Protection Limited.

GMC Standard of proof
This is the civil standard of proof on a sliding scale which means the more serious the charges, the higher the level of proof required. However, the more serious the allegations, the greater the cogency of evidence which will be required to meet the standard.

Good Samaritan acts
The provision of emergency first aid assistance when you are not present in your professional capacity, but as a bystander.

IBNR (Incurred But Not Reported)
IBNR relates to the aggregate cost of potential claims which may result from adverse incidents which have already occurred, but where the claims that will potentially result have not been yet been reported to MPS, (Incurred But Not reported). The cost of these claims will become MPS's responsibility when they are reported if discretion is exercised to provide an indemnity.

In-benefit check
This is a check carried out by the membership department on every member who applies to MPS for assistance. Membership use an interface database to pass membership grade and subscription details to the case handler via CAD.

Letter before action
The first letter from a prospective Claimant's solicitor to a prospective defendant alleging negligence and confirming that damages are being sought.

Litigant in person
An individual who takes action against another individual or organisation in his/her own right rather than using a solicitor.

Medicolegal Consultant (MLC)
MPS has a number of MLCs both in the UK and overseas who are not directly employed but contracted to MPS to provide services in these areas.

Member
A practitioner who, having paid the appropriate subscription and complied with other MPS terms of membership, is entitled to benefits including assistance and indemnity for claims.

Membership Governance
Membership Governance is a department within the medical division of MPS. It identifies individual members who pose an unacceptably high level of risk to MPS. Membership Governance will try and help that member reduce their risk whenever possible.

Membership Grade
The grade encompasses details of the membership type, subscription payable, status of the practitioner, private practice allowance etc.

Memo and Arts
Memorandum and Articles of Association sets out the purpose of MPS and the rules by which it is governed.

MLA
Medicolegal Adviser.

MPI (London)
A subsidiary company of MPS established to administer and monitor the investments of MPS. Its role involves recommending investment strategies to MPS Council and monitoring the execution of those strategies and the effectiveness of the investment managers.

MPS Educational Services
MPS, as a responsible organisation, believes in the value of education and risk management. By providing education and risk management to doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals, we believe that this will improve the knowledge and skills of those professionals, thereby reducing the risk of litigation and complaints. By doing so, we also contribute to safer practice and better patient ...

MPS Risk Solutions (MPSrs)
MPS Risk Solutions Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of MPS) is an insurance company authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. MPSrs has been created with the specific intention of addressing the corporate malpractice insurance needs of doctors and other health professionals in business.

Occurrence-based indemnity
Because claims may be brought many years after the event, MPS provides professional indemnity on an occurrence basis

Preclaim
A preclaim is a report of a case in which there is some formal intimation by a patient or his/her representative of a possible claim (eg, a request for disclosure of medical records) but where no demand for financial compensation has yet been made.

Retired/deferred member
A member who has ceased practising either permanently or temporarily.

Standard/burden of proof
Standard of proof in criminal matters which has to be attained to obtain a conviction is that of