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  • May 29, 2018

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  • Latest ISMIE ‘Lessons from the Field’ Explores Possible Legal and Safety Risks When Physicians Evaluate Patient Results

    physican interpreting lab resultsPhysicians who make treatment decisions based on their own interpretation of studies and lab results may be putting their patients and practices at risk. That’s the message in the latest entry in ISMIE’s Lessons from the Field series, titled Interpreting Your Own Images and Tests.

    The case study covers an in-office X-ray interpretation gone wrong with sidebars on whether you should review particular tests and the pros and cons of doing your own interpretation of results.

    You’ll also find additional information on avoiding cognitive biases in the diagnostic process and effective methods for documenting your observations about tests you review.

    It’s just one more in-depth resource ISMIE offers to help you and your team practice safer medicine – and don’t forget to check the previous Lessons in the series.



  • Do You Know How Medicare Sees You? Learn How to Boost Your Practice Performance Profile in this June 7 Webinar

    laptop and graphsMedicare’s quality payment reporting requirements have generated significant information about physician practice patterns, which the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uses to adjust payments, provide “feedback reports” to physicians and develop online tools for patients to compare physicians and facilities.

    That’s a lot of pressure. How do you put your best foot forward?

    Consider this June 7 webinar titled Do You Know How Medicare Sees You: Understanding Medicare Data Collection and Reporting Practices from noon to 12:30 p.m., CDT. This session covers:

    • The reasons Medicare collects practice data
    • How to recognize different types of data reporting available from CMS
    • Where to access data, including individual feedback reports and Physician Compare
    • How to interpret data reports and isolate potential areas for improvement

    Register here.

    This webinar is sponsored by the Illinois State Medical Society and made available to ISMIE policyholders as a courtesy. 

    Here’s the upcoming calendar of live educational events for you and your team:

    June 14, 2018 | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Seminar | Springfield
    Communications for Staff: The Keys to Building Trust and Improving the Patient Experience

    June 19, 2018 | Noon – 1 p.m. | Webinar
    Sexual Misconduct in the Medical Setting, Part 2: Defining Boundaries in the Clinician-Patient Relationship

    June 27, 2018 | 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Seminar | Chicago
    Professional Liability Litigation: Finding the Support You Need

    September 14, 2018 | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Seminar | Lisle
    Communications for Staff: The Keys to Building Trust and Improving the Patient Experience

    October 10, 2018 | 9 a.m. – Noon | Seminar | Springfield
    Beyond the Basics: Advanced Communications for Physicians and Other Clinicians

    November 7, 2018 | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Seminar | Schaumburg
    Communications for Staff: The Keys to Building Trust and Improving the Patient Experience

    November 27, 2018 | 9 a.m. – Noon | Seminar | Naperville
    Beyond the Basics: Advanced Communications for Physicians and Other Clinicians



  • Have an ISMIE Risk Assessment Coming Up? Here’s How to Prepare

    physician speaking to a representativeIf you’ve scheduled your 2018 ISMIE risk assessment, make time to review what’s required - and don’t miss the archived webinar at the bottom of this page.

    Remember, to earn the 15% premium discount in 2018, you’ll need to complete our latest Fellowship curriculum and an on-site risk assessment by December 31. And if you’re not sure about your discount status to date, check your transcript.




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