There are time–and therefore likely cost—savings associated with using alternative dispute resolution (ADR) versus litigation to resolve healthcare disputes. In addition, business relationships can be preserved, important in this industry where people typically continue to work together.
Healthcare organizations can integrate ADR methods into their conflict-management programs to resolve disputes efficiently. See the infographic below for the time difference in using ADR v. litigation.
AAA Healthcare disputes settle prior to hearing at a rate of 90%.*
Reaching a mutually acceptable outcome—or at least a sense of gratification--through mediated settlement discussions primarily depends on two key variables:
Filing an International Case under the ICDR® International Arbitration Rules or the AAA® Commercial Rules: The Key Differences
Simply hanging out the proverbial shingle is not sufficient to qualify one as an arbitrator. Arbitrators must possess the qualities, knowledge, and skills to deliver the benefits of arbitration—speed, economy, and justice—and to instill in parties the confidence that they can capably do so.
In other words, a great arbitrator is schooled in both the “science” and the “art” of arbitration.
Great arbitrators are educated to handle the more straightforward parts of the case:
A well-constructed dispute resolution clause is the foundation of a cost-effective and efficient dispute resolution process. Yet courts regularly are faced with arbitration clauses that are problematic in some respect.
Inserting an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) clause in their contracts allows parties to customize the dispute resolution to their individual circumstances. Since arbitration is a creature of contract, parties must be very clear concerning the process they have elected to utilize to resolve potential disputes.