MLMIC CME+

MLMIC provides its insureds (and members of their staff) with 24/7 access to a growing series of cutting-edge, online CME programs. Certificates of completion are available for download and/or printing immediately upon completion.

MLMIC offers two types of CME programs:

MLMIC is accredited by MSSNY to provide CME for physicians. MLMIC’s risk management CME courses are available throughout the year to its hospital-employed physicians, residents, dentists and mid-level practitioners. Participation in certain programs may be required for those who wish to qualify for the medical malpractice excess insurance program.

MLMIC utilizes conventional formats and new technologies, including an Internet-based format, to provide and deliver its risk management CME programs.

There is no fee for MLMIC policyholders or their employees who wish to participate in these programs.

CME Programs for Premium Credit and Excess Eligibility

Pursuant to New York State Insurance Department Regulation 124, in order to remain eligible for participation in the medical malpractice excess insurance program, hospital-affiliated physicians and dentists must complete an excess medical malpractice risk management course every two years. MLMIC has designed its 5% premium credit, VAP, and ECPIP risk management programs so that its insured physicians and dentists can satisfy both requirements by completing these courses.

MLMIC policyholders can register for, begin or continue CME programs online here.

Modules for CME Credit Only

These modules, which are derived from MLMIC’s previously released CME programs, address a number of important risk management and patient safety topics. Physicians completing these modules will earn AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Non-physicians will receive a certificate of completion. No premium credit is offered for the completion of these modules, nor will they qualify physicians for participation in the excess medical malpractice insurance program.

MLMIC policyholders can register for, begin or continue CME programs online here.

An Interview with a Plaintiff’s Attorney – Part 1

A prominent plaintiff’s attorney discusses the issues that commonly lead to medical malpractice lawsuits.

The completion time for this course is 1.5 hours. This course must be completed within 60 days from date it is begun.

MLMIC policyholders can register for, begin or continue CME programs online here.

An Interview with a Plaintiff’s Attorney – Part 2

A prominent plaintiff’s attorney discusses the issues that commonly lead to medical malpractice lawsuits.

The completion time for this course is 1.5 hours. This course must be completed within 60 days from date it is begun.

MLMIC policyholders can register for, begin or continue CME programs online here.

High-Exposure Liability: Delay in Diagnosis of Breast Cancer – Part 1

Physician risk management experts, as well as a senior MLMIC claims executive, address the continued high frequency and severity of claims alleging a delay in diagnosis of breast cancer.

The completion time for this course is 2 hours. This course must be completed within 60 days from date it is begun.

MLMIC policyholders can register for, begin or continue CME programs online here.

High-Exposure Liability: Delay in Diagnosis of Breast Cancer – Part 2

Prominent defense and plaintiff’s attorneys, as well as a senior MLMIC claims executive, address the continued high frequency and severity of claims alleging a delay in diagnosis of breast cancer.

The completion time for this course is 2 hours. This course must be completed within 60 days from date it is begun.

MLMIC policyholders can register for, begin or continue CME programs online here.

High-Exposure Liability: A Case Study Analysis – Part I

In the first of a two-part series, the issues and risks associated with high-exposure liability claims are reviewed through a case study presentation. Interviews are conducted with expert physicians in the medical specialties involved, and a defense attorney shares his experience in handling the identified problems. Pertinent risk management issues are addressed, including diagnostic error, documentation, communication, and transitions in care or patient handoffs.

Approximate completion time for this course is 2 hours. This course must be completed within 60 days from the date it is begun.

MLMIC policyholders can register for, begin or continue CME programs online here.

High-Exposure Liability: A Case Study Analysis – Part II

In the second part of this series, the participants continue the discussion on the issues and risks associated with high-exposure liability claims as reviewed through a case study presentation. Interviews are conducted with expert physicians in the medical specialties involved, and a defense attorney shares his experience in handling the identified problems. Pertinent risk management issues are addressed, including diagnostic error, documentation, communication, and transitions in care or patient handoffs.

Approximate completion time for this course is 2 hours. This course must be completed within 60 days from the date it is begun.

MLMIC policyholders can register for, begin or continue CME programs online here.

The Physician-Patient Relationship: A Closer Look

A physician expert and an attorney specializing in healthcare law and claims management discuss challenges in the physician-patient relationship. Various patient profiles are reviewed and strategies for managing potential problems are presented. Suggestions are also provided to help improve the patient experience.

Approximate completion time for this course is 1.5 hours. This course must be completed within 60 days from date it is begun.

MLMIC policyholders can register for, begin or continue CME programs online here.

Current Issues in Risk Management: Part 1

In this program, a panel of physician experts and an attorney specializing in healthcare law discuss current issues in risk management. A number of important topics are addressed including physician advertising; special risks in caring for geriatric, pediatric, and highly emotional patients; dealing with the medically compromised driver; and managing telephone triage in the office practice setting.

The completion time for this course is 1.5 hours. This course must be completed within 60 days from date it is begun.

MLMIC policyholders can register for, begin or continue CME programs online here.

Current Issues in Risk Management: Part 2

In this program, a panel of physician experts and an attorney specializing in healthcare law discuss the current liability issues and risks associated with the use of electronic health records (EHRs) and voice recognition software.

The completion time for this course is 1.25 hours. This course must be completed within 60 days from date it is begun.

MLMIC policyholders can register for, begin or continue CME programs online here.

High Exposure Liability: Errors in Diagnosis – Part I

In Part 1 of this program, a physician expert and defense attorney discuss high exposure liability claims associated with errors in diagnosis. The top medical factors that contribute to diagnostic errors are reviewed and strategies to prevent these claims are outlined. Key legal issues are addressed including the standard of care and the concept of causation. The program also explores the importance of medical record documentation in building the defense of a case alleging diagnostic error.

Approximate completion time for this enduring material activity is 1.5 hours. Physicians will receive a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This module must be completed within 60 days from the date you begin.

MLMIC policyholders can register for, begin or continue CME programs online here.

High Exposure Liability: Errors in Diagnosis – Part II

In this program, a physician expert and a defense attorney review a high exposure liability claim resulting from an error in diagnosis.  Following the review, the various medical and legal factors that contributed to the diagnostic error and impacted the outcome of the case are discussed. The presenters provide risk management strategies to help physicians improve the quality of patient care and reduce their potential liability risk.

Approximate completion time for this enduring material activity is 1.5 hours. Physicians will receive a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This module must be completed within 60 days from the date you begin.

MLMIC policyholders can register for, begin or continue CME programs online here.