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2021 Annual Meeting and Elections

ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company will hold its next annual meeting in April 2021.

ISMIE Lessons from the Field: How to Spot Signs of Potential Abuse

As a healthcare professional, you are in a position to recognize signs of possible abuse and intervene and/or report it, as appropriate.

ISMIE Offers New Insights to Help Pediatricians Mitigate Risk

The top five risk factors for pediatricians have been identified by ISMIE after an analysis of more than a decade of pediatric claims data.

Now Available On-Demand: Emerging Risks in Medicine and Negligent Credentialing

Find out about the top emerging risks and what you can do to protect yourself and your patients.

Are Your Patients Reluctant to Wear Masks?

ISMIE has risk management resources that offer insights on how to establish, communicate, and enforce clear and thorough policies.

Now Available On-Demand: IL Child Abuse and Neglect Reporter Training, Emerging Risks in Medicine an

Learn how to identify the signs of child abuse and neglect, how to respond to the child in an appropriate manner and how to properly report the case.

FBI Warns of Imminent Ransomware Attacks

In response, the FBI, HHS and CISA are recommending that hospitals and healthcare systems implement numerous measures as soon as possible.

ISMIE Offers New Insights to Help OB/GYN Physicians Mitigate Risk

After an analysis of more than a decade of claims data, ISMIE has identified the five biggest risks for OB/GYN physicians.

Starting November 2, Patients Will Be Able to Read Your Documentation

This requirement is intended to bring greater transparency and convenience for patients.

Get an Office Tune-Up to Help Mitigate Your Practice Risk

Does your practice need a refresher on how to avoid HIPAA violations? How about a review on how to improve processes to reduce litigation risk?

The Next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is October 24

Safe disposal of unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medicines is one of the easiest and most effective ways to help fight prescription drug abuse and overdose.

How Can We Tell the Difference Between Flu and COVID-19?

This answer is known: The only way to diagnose whether someone has the flu or COVID-19 is through testing.

Get a “Digital Tune-Up” to Help Mitigate Your Practice Risk

Learn the latest strategies for safeguarding your data from external threats.

New Findings in COVID-19 Era: Unsafe Drug Interactions; Insufficient Vitamin D Levels

As health experts continue to learn about COVID-19 infections and who may be at higher risk, a recent study focused on vitamin D levels.

Women in Medicine Month

ISMIE Mutual celebrates women in medicine. Thank you for your dedication and service to patients!

COVID-19 Premium Grace Period Ending

ISMIE policyholders experiencing hardship due to COVID-19 were offered a grace period for premium payments. Cancellations due to non-payment of premium were suspended until October 1, 2020.

Mitigate Risk Concerning Patient Falls; Enhance Patient Safety

We are pleased to announce the addition of two new resources on patient falls and root cause analysis. You can find these materials and tools in our risk management resource library.

COVID-19 Rates Rising Among Kids and Across the Nation

Recent data compiled by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reveals that coronavirus spread has "increased at a faster rate in children and teenagers than among the general public."

Study Provides Indicator of Liability Trends: Notable Increase in Extreme Indemnity Payments

A study of medical professional liability claims in JAMA Internal Medicine offers some positive statistics and alarming findings, especially in the area of catastrophic indemnity payment.

Don’t Risk Missing Discount Deadline

Eligible policyholders who are looking to earn a discount for participating in the ISMIE Fellowship program in 2020 have until December 31, 2020, to complete the three online ISMIE Fellowship courses.

Reduce Your Practice Liability During the COVID-19 Pandemic with a Virtual Risk Assessment

In-person risk assessments are being temporarily discontinued at this time to provide greater safety for colleagues and patients. As we anticipate that many policyholders will request a virtual risk assessment in the remaining months of 2020, please contact us at your earliest convenience to request one.

Will the Next Federal COVID-19 Relief Package Include Liability Protection?

Congress is now considering another large omnibus bill that would address several areas of pandemic relief. Whether the larger bill will include elements of H.R. 7059 is currently under discussion.

Need Flexibility with the 2020 MIPS Program Due to COVID-19?

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that physicians have the option to opt out completely or partially from the 2020 MIPS program in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Don’t Let Fall Get Away From You – Renew Your License Now and Save!

Our license renewal service, offered in partnership with our friends at the Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS), will allow you to avoid paying IDFPR's processing fees.

Coronavirus Is Not the Only Virus Spreading this Summer

In this COVID-19 era, it's still important to remind patients to take precautions against the West Nile virus by using insect repellent and wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants to prevent mosquito bites.

Find Out How Coronavirus Is Trending Near Where You Live or Work

Wherever you are, here's how you can track virus stats by your region or even by zip code.

Renew Your Medical License Now Through ISMIE – Skip the IDFPR Processing Fees!

In partnership with our friends at the Illinois State Medical Society, ISMIE will again be offering license renewal services - and as in the past, renewing through ISMIE/ISMS will allow you to avoid paying IDFPR credit card fees.

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