New CME in 2015

Offered at No Charge to Our Members


Prescription Monitoring: Time-saving Strategies for Using a Life-saving Resource

  • Course Description: A CDC report released in mid-2014 details a continuing upswing in overdose deaths from prescription pain killers in the U.S.—with the greatest increase in 55-to-65 year-olds! Why is this epidemic continuing? What is your role as a physician in curbing it?

    Your state Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) offers an essential answer. Enhanced technology has made for much easier use in the course of a busy day. This one-hour webinar featuring Dr. Michael Schiesser will show you how the PMP fits into the context of a thoughtful care plan, key workflow solutions that support providers, and how your office staff can facilitate the process. You’ll get pointers on talking with patients to gain their acceptance and increase rapport. This activity approved for AMA PRA Category 1 credit™.
  • Who Should Take This Course: Physicians of all specialties and affiliated providers involved in direct patient care.

VBAC Revisited: Avoiding the Swinging Pendulum

  • Course Description: The risks and benefits of VBAC present a complex challenge. Pressures to lower cesarean rates run headlong into the question of whether prompt operative intervention can be guaranteed in an emergency. The loosening of previously-established guidelines and appeals from natural childbirth advocates add to the complexity, especially considering that acceptable risk differs from patient to patient. In this one-hour seminar obstetrical leader Dr. Steven L. Clark will address these issues through a reasoned approach to VBAC, based on careful patient selection and a focus on patient safety. This activity approved for AMA PRA Category 1 credit™.

    Attend this session and learn about:
    • Implementing careful pre-labor stratification of women considering VBAC.
    • Using predicted success rates and medical evidence to counsel prenatal patients with a prior cesarean birth.
    • Ensuring immediate availability of emergency operative intervention for patients undergoing trial of labor after cesarean.
  • Who Should Take This Course: Obstetrical practitioners and anesthesiologists


HIPAA Maintenance: Document Control and Quality Improvement

  • Course Description: Medical records are the legal record of care. Billing and accounting records are the heart of the clinic’s finances. HIPAA’s documentation requirements similarly address the privacy and information-security aspect of the practice. As the first step toward implementing safeguards specified in HIPAA’s Security Rule, the Department of Health and Human Services requires organizations to conduct a risk analysis. But what does a risk analysis entail, and what do you absolutely have to include in your report? This activity approved for AMA PRA Category 1 credit™.
  • Who Should Take This Course: Physicians and allied health staff of all specialties, as well as clinic administrators, managers, HIPAA privacy and security officers, and general office staff involved in the care of patients and handling of protected health information


Tools for Your Team: Equipping Your Staff to Improve the Patient Experience

  • Course Description: The crux of improving the experience that patients have in your practice is understanding basic risk management principles and engaging patients to become partners with their health care team. This course will provide strategies to improve communication, enhance documentation in the electronic health record, and increase patient satisfaction. This two-hour live course was developed by our risk management experts to introduce best practices to improve patient safety and patient satisfaction. 
  • Who Should Take This Course: The entire medical office staff, including providers, front and back office staff, supervisors, administrators, and managers.