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Top Risk Trends Identified in New ISMIE Report

The report is the result of an analysis of the key trends observed in risk assessments conducted by ISMIE in 2019.

Are Your Patients More Frightened of the Vaccine than COVID-19?

ISMIE has a new resource that can help you encourage your patients to roll up a sleeve.

New Podcast Features ISMIE Board Member Discussing Today’s Risk Environment Pertaining to OB-GYN

The podcast examines how changing market conditions and COVID-19 are affecting the healthcare practice insurance environment.

Buried in Credentialing Paperwork? Locate Your Loss History on ISMIE’s Website

Speedy credentialing usually requires a loss history report from your medical liability carrier - so ISMIE makes it easy!

Pandemic Fallout: Healthcare Sector Targeted for Cybercrime

A recent report of 2020 cybercrimes found that healthcare made up a quarter of all publicly disclosed security breaches.

Prepare Now! Smaller Practices May Eventually Administer the COVID-19 Vaccine

Physicians can prepare in advance to become aware of key risk management considerations related to this effort.

2021 ISMIE Mutual Annual Meeting

The 2021 ISMIE Mutual Annual Meeting scheduled for April 7, 2021, at 11:15 am CST, will be held via teleconference due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Federal Rule Related to Patient Access of Electronic Health Information

A new federal rule that takes effect on April 5, 2021 impacts individual physicians and physician groups who use electronic health records (EHRs).

FDA Approves University of Illinois’ Saliva COVID-19 Test for Emergency Use Authorization

The COVID-19 saliva test was listed as one of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)approved molecular diagnostic tests.

Important Notice About Accrued Grace Period Premiums

If you took advantage of this grace period, please be aware that all accrued grace period premiums must be paid by Oct. 1, 2021

Thriving During COVID-19 in 2021

The good news for the start of 2021 and the end of 2020, one of the most challenging periods in recent history, is that COVID-19 vaccinations are underway across the country and worldwide. 

FDA Approves Johnson & Johnson Vaccine for Emergency Use Authorization

Clinical trials have indicated that a single dose of the vaccine had an efficacy rate of up to 72%.

Are Your Patients with COVID-19 Eligible for Monoclonal Antibody Treatment?

Patients who test positive for COVID-19 may qualify to receive monoclonal antibody treatment (casirivimab and imdevimab)

ISMIE Offers Insights to Help Mitigate Risk for General Surgery

After an analysis of more than a decade of general surgery claims data, ISMIE has identified the top five liability risk factors.

What Has Changed in 2021 Related to Medical Records?

Each year, changes take effect pertaining to charges for copies of medical records.

Call to Action: Urge Veto of Outrageous Prejudgment Interest Bill

Thank you to the nearly 1,500 Illinois doctors and health professionals who contacted Governor Pritzker to urge his veto of House Bill 3360!

Prior Authorization Reform Bill Introduced in Illinois General Assembly

The use of prior authorization has exploded in recent years as a cost-cutting measure by health plans at the expense of patient care.

Survey Identifies Benefits and Challenges of Telehealth

Majority of almost 1,600 respondents said telehealth made it possible for them to provide quality care for their patients during the pandemic.

ACOG Offers Guidance on Vaccinating Against COVID-19 While Pregnant

Information and recommendations will evolve as more data are collected about these vaccines and their use in specific populations.

COVID-19 Elective Surgery Delays Cost Hospitals Billions

Researchers estimate that U.S. hospitals lost more than $22 billion in potential revenues tied to cancellations of elective surgeries.

New Billing Guidance for Administering COVID-19 Vaccines for Medicaid Patients

New billing guidance for enrolled physicians that includes current procedure codes and rates for COVID-19 vaccines and administration.

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