Each year, the Risk Management Department hosts a series of meetings throughout Mississippi for the purpose of educating our newly insured physicians about Medical Assurance Company of Mississippi. This mandatory program provides valuable information on the Underwriting, Claims, and Risk Management philosophies of the Company and gives our insureds the opportunity to ask questions and meet the MACM staff
The Board of Directors initiated this program for all physicians newly insured with MACM, believing it is imperative that we provide our physicians with information about the Company. Once the two-hour program is completed, a physician will have a better understanding of the benefits MACM offers its insured in the areas of risk management and loss prevention.
Newly insured physicians have one year from the month of policy inception to complete this requirement, e.g., if policy effective date is October 21, 2012, the new physician must complete the requirement by October 31, 2013.
Failure to attend one of the programs scheduled within your one year timeframe will result in a 5% premium surcharge or $1000, whichever is greater. Continued failure to attend through the next policy period will result in a 10% surcharge or $1000, whichever is greater. If the requirement is not met within the third policy period, the physician will be considered for non-renewal.
Continuing Medical Education Credit is available for completion of this course
Continuing Medical Education Credit
Medical Assurance Company of Mississippi is accredited by the Mississippi State Medical Association to provide CME for physicians. MACM takes full responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this activity. MACM accepts no commercial support for its CME activities.
Medical Assurance Company of Mississippi designates the Risk Management portion of this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
At the conclusion of the first hour, the participants will:
- Review the history, philosophy and organization of the Company;
- Gain Underwriting information pertinent to the physician's coverage;
- Discuss Claims Department procedures/reporting of claims and incidents;
At the conclusion of the second hour (CME content), the participants will:
- Understand the importance of risk management in reducing claims;
- Identify common risk management blunders and pitfalls seen in MACM claims;
- Participate in a review of selected cases designed to illustrate basic risk management principles.
To Receive Credit for Attendance, Physicians Must Be Present for Entire Two Hour Program. We invite Clinic Managers to accompany their physicians. Please be sure to register.
If you require assistance due to a disability, please call Medical Assurance Company of Mississippi's Risk Management Department. MACM recognizes the rights of those with disabilities to participate in the programs, activities or other beneficial services as identified by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
If you require special dietary considerations, please notify the Risk Management Department and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
The 2013 schedule for New Physician Orientation is now available.
Evening Programs: Registration + refreshments & hors d'oeuvres from 5:30-6:00 pm; Program 6-8 pm
|N13-1||January 31, 2013||5:30pm-8:00pm||Jackson||St. Dominic Hospital|
|N13-2||March 5, 2013||5:30pm-8:00 pm||Greenwood||Greenwood Leflore Hospital|
|N13-3||April 4, 2013||5:30pm-8:00pm||Hattiesburg||Forrest General Hospital|
|N13-4||May 7, 2013||5:30pm-8:00pm||Biloxi||Biloxi Regional
|N13-5||July 18, 2013||5:30pm-8:00pm||Jackson||NewSouth NeuroSpine|
|N13-6||October 8, 2013||5:30pm-8:00pm||Tupelo||North Mississippi
|N13-7||October 24, 2013||5:30pm-8:00pm||Jackson||NewSouth NeuroSpine|
We strongly encourage new physicians to attend one of our programs at their earliest opportunity.
To register for these programs, please click here with your intent. Or, if you would like to download a registration form (PDF), click here. If you do not receive a written confirmation of your registration, please re-submit.