Vice President of Claims and Risk Management
Dusty Otwell, Esq., is US Acute Care Solutions’ vice president of claims and risk management. Previously, he was associate general counsel and director of risk management for Emergency Service Partners, a founding partner of USACS; a senior risk management consultant for ProAssurance Corporation, staff attorney for Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C., and staff counsel for Medical Reimbursements of America, LLC. He is responsible for industry-leading results on malpractice risk management, consistently achieving claims rates less than half of comparable benchmarks. He is the co-creator of ED CLEARTM, an evidence-based risk management program. He is a faculty member of the Center for Emergency Medical Education and teaches the High-Risk Emergency Medicine Course. He also is a volunteer attorney for the Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas; a board member of the Texas Alliance for Patient Access, was an advisory board member of the Austin-Travis County EMS, and for 10 years was a council member of the Austin Bar Association Health Law Section. He is licensed in Ohio, Tennessee, Alabama, and Texas.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University and his law degree from Cumberland School of Law, Samford University.