Med Mal CMEs: What You Should Know
Today we are going to talk about med mal CMEs. Most physicians are used to taking hours and hours of continuing medical education (CME) whether it is online, or in a classroom setting. When deciding which CMEs to take, we understand that physicians like to strategize about which courses to take to make the courses worth their time and money as much as possible. It is always better to take a course where there is an actual benefit, be it clinical learning or otherwise. The agents at MyMedicalMalpracticeInsurance.com recommend that you include at least one med mal insurance CME course that is dedicated to risk management.
As you know, the modern medical office is in a constant state of change and flux. And, the CMEs that focus on risk management tend to highlight the changes that are taking place and point doctors toward steps for staying in compliance and protected.
Also keep in mind that risk management CMEs are not just for physicians. We are constantly recommending that our clients include staff at all levels in taking these courses. Even the receptionist has an obligation to help the office manage risk and can learn from these seminars.
The first and easiest way to proceed is to contact your med mal insurance agent to see what courses are available and if the med mal insurance company provides any additional discounts for taking the courses. In addition, the agents often have access to courses that satisfy both your med mal insurance company requirements as well as your Board requirements. It is worth the call!
If we haven’t convinced you already, finally, at renewal, the agents in our firm highlight if a physician has completed these courses, when discussing the renewal terms with the med mal insurance company. This interaction with the med mal company is essential for helping to keep the rates down to the benefit of the physician. Often these courses can save a physician up to 5%, and it shows the underwriter that you care about your business. Quite simply, it makes you look good to the med mal insurance companies. It is worth your time and (only occasionally) money.
Contact the agents at MyMedicalMalpracticeInsurance.com if you’d like a free quote today or if you’d like to see how much completing one of these courses could save you on your med mal policy.