At some point, every practice undergoes physician transitions as physicians join, retire, merge and separate from groups. Advanced planning and communication can help facilitate the process. When physicians wait until the last minute, options are limited...
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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.
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.
Physician Leadership Institute
The Physician Leadership Institute is designed for physicians who are in or are preparing to be in leadership roles within medical group practices.
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An Illusion of Communication
“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” - George Bernard Shaw SVMIC has written articles and given seminars over the years about the importance of communication as it relates to...
An Analysis of Oncology Closed Claims
Unexpected adverse outcomes can lead to allegations of medical malpractice; however, in the oncology specialty, many of the adverse outcomes are not unexpected. Nevertheless, the stressors of a lawsuit are devastating. Being aware of potential vulnerabilities...
In an effort to clarify the position of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as it relates to texting, CMS does not permit the texting of orders by physicians or other health care providers. The practice of texting orders from a provider to a member of the care team is not in compliance with the Conditions of Participation (CoPs) or Conditions for Coverage (CfCs).
Our Cyber Security Resources page includes checklists, informational graphics and guidance to mitigate against cyber crime. Bookmark this page to stay up-to-date on the latest threats to healthcare organizations and providers.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) have issued instructions making minor changes to the ABN form CMS-R-131. There are no changes to the form except the new expiration date of March 2020, and the most recent version of the form must be used to deliver a valid ABN. See the CMS site for full details.