SVMIC is pleased to announce that beginning in January 2022, we are offering e-learning courses that provide 5% premium credit and 1 hour of CME (in addition to our traditional 10% premium credit/2-hour CME courses, which will still be offered). These easy-to-digest courses, being offered in response to policyholder requests for more diverse risk education options, will provide a greater variety of current and relevant risk topics.
SVMIC will continue to offer e-learning courses that qualify for 10% premium credit and 2 hours of CME. Additionally, we are hopeful that we will resume a live risk education program in 2022, focusing on physician wellness and burnout, that likewise will provide 10% premium credit and 2 CME hours.
The addition of the 5% courses is strictly intended to provide more options. Physician policyholders remain eligible to earn up to 10% premium credit, and may bank up to 10% premium credit, annually. In order to receive the maximum 10% premium credit, physician policyholders may complete one 2-hour course or two 1-hour courses annually. The Vantage® education reporting will be updated on January 1, 2022 to display members’ completion of both 5% and 10% courses.
We are also happy to announce that we will continue to offer all risk education courses free of charge in 2022 and beyond. This includes not only the e-learning courses but the live seminars as well.
Both of these initiatives serve to reinforce our dedication to supporting our members through education and resources that help improve patient safety and reduce malpractice claims.
Any policyholders or practice managers who have questions regarding the new 1-hour offerings can obtain more information through the Vantage portal, by calling SVMIC at 800.342.2239, or by email at ContactSVMIC@svmic.com.
Shelly Weatherly is Vice President, Risk Education and Evaluation Services for SVMIC. Ms. Weatherly graduated from the University of Tennessee School of Law, is a member of the Nashville and Tennessee Bar Associations, and has been with SVMIC for 26 years. Prior to joining SVMIC, Ms. Weatherly served as Law Clerk on the Tennessee Court of Appeals for the Honorable William C. Koch, as well as on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee under the Honorable Charles Neese. Ms. Weatherly leads SVMIC's Risk Education and Evaluation Services. Prior to 2015, she developed and administered the company's Risk Evaluation Services and earlier served as a Claims Attorney. She is a frequent speaker on risk management, liability assessment, and professional liability topics at medical professional association meetings, medical schools and residency programs, and industry seminars.
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