In today's litigious society, risk management is essential to the practice of quality medicine. ProAd offers the resources you need to minimize your risks as a health care provider.
The most effective way to protect your practice is to prevent claims from occurring. For this reason, ProAd offers quality continuing education in the medico-legal arena to doctors and health care professionals. Whatever your specialty, whatever your interests, you can learn more about minimizing your risks as a health care provider by participating in these invaluable programs:
- Focused programs presented by knowledgeable medical, legal and claims management experts utilizing case studies, interactive materials and handouts
- Timely publications examine important risk management issues and offer practical advice on ways to lower the risk of a medical malpractice lawsuit
- Information is provided on ways to improve patient care, communications, record keeping and other key areas through the use of on-site evaluation assessments
- Specialists are available to answer your risk management questions to help you identify and reduce your liability risk exposure
Click the link below to launch the Risk Management Program Search. Use the Date, Location, Topic and Code dropdowns and the interactive map to find a program that suits you. Once you have selected your program, click the "Register" button to go to the registration page.
Live Webinars through GoToWebinar
Due to COVID-19 and current social distancing guidelines, MEDICAL MUTUAL and Professionals Advocate will continue to utilize GoToWebinar to facilitate our live online webinar training. Once you have registered for the program, you will receive an email from Medical Mutual/ProAd containing a URL to register for the webinar with GoToWebinar – you will only need to enter your name and email address into their system. Subsequently, you will receive a confirmation email from GoToWebinar containing a “Join Now” link to access the webinar and instructions on how to do so the day of the event. You will either use your computer’s audio (VoIP) or your telephone for audio. For the best possible experience, please use a desktop or laptop computer with a headset for audio. We do not recommend logging in through your mobile device. Additionally, if you log in with your phone only (using only the dial in option, no internet connection) we cannot provide CME credit or apply the RM discount as you will not have the full capabilities required for a live course. We suggest creating a calendar event to remind you of the webinar. You will also receive additional reminder emails to alert you of the upcoming webinar.
Day of the event: You will receive an email alerting you that the event is about to take place. You may log in 30 minutes prior to the event. You will enter the meeting muted. Any course materials (if applicable) will be attached as handouts that you can access on the side task bar at any time. Once the webinar starts one of our coordinators or speakers will make an announcement. During the program, if you have any questions or comments, please use the chat function and one of our coordinators will alert the presenter and your question will be addressed. Much like our live in-person training, you will need to be present for the entire course. The same “grace period” is applied to webinars (no one admitted to the webinar after 6:30 – see program schedule below for additional details). Once the program is completed, a pop-up window will appear which will ask you to complete a brief evaluation of the course you just attended. We ask that you complete the evaluation to assist us in providing the best possible programs for our Insureds. After you have completed the program a copy of your certificate of completion will be emailed to you at the email address you provided.
The first program costs $60 per person. Additional programs cost $30 per person.
5:30 p.m. Login to webinar and wait for session to begin
6:00 p.m. Program begins
6:30 p.m. Grace period ends (no one admitted after this time)
8:00 p.m. Program ends
Please note: You MUST participate in the entire program to quality for a 5% discount and CME Credits. Only participants who sign in prior to 6:30 p.m. and who stay until the end of the presentation will be counted as in attendance and receive the discount and CME Credits.
When you sign up for an online Risk Management course, you will receive an email containing log-in instructions from ProAd's Risk Management Department (email@example.com). If you do not receive the email soon after registering, please check your spam or junk folder. Please remember your username and password as you will need them to log back into the course. Once the course is complete, you will be able to download your certificate for your files.
Each program is worth a maximum of two CME Credits, commensurate with the extent of your participation in the program.
ProAd Insureds who attend any one of the Physician educational programs offered will have a 5% Risk Management premium discount applied to their next policy renewal.
Cancellation / Reschedule Policy
If you have already paid for a program and would like to reschedule for a different program or date, please call our Risk Management department at 800-492-0193 or 410-785-0050. We will apply your payment to another program of your choosing. However, due to program commitments for facilities, program fees are non-refundable in the event you are unable to attend. Should we cancel a program due to insufficient registration, your payment may be refunded or applied to a new date.
MEDICAL MUTUAL Liability Insurance Society of Maryland, which is affiliated with the Professionals Advocate Insurance Company, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for Physicians.
MEDICAL MUTUAL designates this live activity for a maximum of two (2) AMA PRACategory 1 Credits.™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
It is the policy of Professionals Advocate to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its sponsored educational activities. All faculty participating in activities sponsored by Professionals Advocate are expected to disclose to the program participants any relevant financial relationships related to the content of their presentation(s).
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Evaluate the strength of your practice’s cyber security with this 40-question survey, designed by our security and risk management experts.
This 40-question online survey is designed to help you assess the status of your electronic security and PII protection planning. After each question, you will receive a response indicating whether your answer was correct or incorrect and additional information on the topic.
- Physician security and access controls
- Network security
- Employee access
- Storage and backup security
- Policies and procedures
Is your practice protocol leaving you open to lawsuits? This short self-survey can help you identify risk.
The Office Practice Self-Assessment Survey is a short self-survey designed to help you determine which areas within the non-clinical aspect of your practice may be leaving you open to a lawsuit. Medical record documentation, patient scheduling, prescriptions and patient communications are all non-clinical aspects of your practice that can affect the likelihood of a claim.
- Patient privacy
- Follow-up appointment protocol
- Missed or cancelled appointment protocol
- Lab result notifications
- Patient chart maintenance