Our instincts of self-preservation and “common sense” protect us from many hazards. This article illustrates what can happen when those instincts are absent or ignored. The plaintiff, a middle-aged diabetic female, presented to a family practice physician...
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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.
Boot Camp Level I for Practice Managers
This basic program is tailored for administrators and managers of medical practices to build the skills to manage a medical practice. This three-day comprehensive workshop will cover the basic elements of practice management.
When Instincts are Ignored
The One Thousand Dollar Ransom Request
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. When Mandy*, the receptionist at the small rural medical practice of Dr...
Safe Medication Practices in the Physician Office
It might surprise you to learn that in the five-year period from 2013-2017, twenty-four percent, or roughly one-fourth, of SVMIC’s paid closed claims in physician offices were attributable to errors in medication prescribing or management thereof. Medication errors encompass...
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.
SVMIC has partnered with NAS to bring our policyholders access to NAS cyberNET, a new, extensive online resource. Within the world of NAS cyberNET, you will find tools, resources, videos, policies, even access to experts – we encourage you to explore and learn about this addition to your arsenal of weapons against cyber crime. Access this portal on our Cyber Security resources page.
We're proud to introduce our new weekly Podcast series to our lineup of educational resources.