Falls represent a large percentage of office and surgical accidents reported to SVMIC. Falls have also generated considerable attention from patient safety organizations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have developed an initiative specifically addressing...
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What is SVMIC?
SVMIC is a mutual insurance company that is 100% owned and governed by our policyholders. We provide medical malpractice insurance at a net cost, returning an annual share of profits to policyholders in the form of dividends. Physician involvement and physician governance mean that we are able to always keep your interests at heart.
Responding to the Opioid Crisis: Law, Policy, Practice
This seminar will educate prescribers on the weaknesses in current responses and discuss the impact of laws, enhancements to existing tools, emerging interventions and proposed guidelines for treating pain.
A Jury's Perspective: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
It is almost certain that physicians and providers will be involved in a lawsuit at some point in their careers, which may tempt some to practice defensive medicine. As an alternative, this program offers protective practices derived from jury feedback.
The SVMIC Education Center
Whether you need CME credits or training for your staff, we've got you covered. Peruse all of our course offerings: live, online and booklet, and filter for the credit type, course format, location, or course title of interest to you.
Falling Into Risk Reduction Opportunities
A Time-out that Did Not Save the Day
Jim Logan, a 54-year-old attorney and outdoorsman, had seen various providers over several years with occasional complaints of pain in one or both knees. In 2011, he injured his left knee while fishing. An MRI showed...
What You Don't Know...Can Hurt You
The following article is based upon an actual claim situation experienced by an SVMIC policyholder. The details have been altered to protect our policyholder’s privacy. David, an employee of Dr. Jerome’s medical practice, was in college studying...
The Tennessee General Assembly recently passed the most comprehensive and restrictive laws in the U.S. regulating the prescribing of controlled substances. Effective July 1, 2018, physicians and other prescribers must adhere to the new limits and specific requirements for opioid prescribing. Our 2018 Summary of Tennessee Opioid Prescribing Laws outlines the details needed to understand how the new laws will impact your daily practice.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that physician practices/groups may now log into the CMS QPP website to check their 2018 eligibility for Medicare's Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). CMS will not be sending out letters to advise physicians of their eligibility status, so verification on their website is the only way to determine or verify eligibility status.
Healthcare practitioners who directly treat and diagnose cancer are required to report to the Tennessee Cancer Registry within six months after a cancer diagnosis. As of July 1, 2018, some specialties may now submit their data using CHERT.