Get the Umbrella - It's Raining Education Opportunities!
Check out ISMS programming for 2013 at the ISMS Education Catalog. Select from numerous on-demand programs, webinars and live education opportunities addressing a broad spectrum of topics geared for both practice staff and physicians.
Here are a few highlights of upcoming education that may be of particular interest to practice staff.
Workers' comp seminars coming in May
Do your responsibilities in the medical office involve caring for injured workers? Then you won't want to miss this upcoming half-day seminar, Permanent Partial Impairment Ratings and the Illinois Workers' Compensation System, featuring an all-star faculty being held at these dates and locations:
- May 8 - Oak Brook
- May 23 - Springfield
Learn about the principles of the Permanent Partial Impairment (PPI) rating system and report preparation; examine various patient injury scenarios and identify if these situations warrant PPI ratings; understand the financial implications of PPI ratings on permanent partial disability awards; and more!
The cost is $100 each for practice staff in offices of ISMS members and for member physicians; $50 for government employees; $20 for students. All others (including non-member ISMIE Mutual policyholders) pay $125.
Register online for the May 8 seminar; May 23 seminar.
Fax or mail this registration form for either seminar.
The seminars are co-sponsored by ISMS and SafeWorks Illinois.
Save the Dates: ICD-10-CM Workshops Coming this Summer
As you know by now, the compliance deadline for the new ICD-10-CM code set has been delayed until Oct. 1, 2014.
Staff who are involved with billing and coding will need significant training when the new code set soars from about 13,000 codes under ICD-9-CM to 68,000 codes under ICD-10-CM.
While 2014 may seem like a long way off, it's not too soon to begin preparing for the implementation of this code set. Start now by registering for ICD-10-CM: Readying Your Physicians and Practices for the Change, a workshop designed for practice staff, billers, coders, physicians or anyone desiring a better understanding of the changes ahead with ICD-10-CM.
The half-day workshops, being co-sponsored by ISMS and Blue & Company, will take place at these dates and locations:
- July 17 - Oak Brook
- August 7 - Springfield
The cost is $149 each for practice staff in offices of ISMS members and for member physicians; all others pay $249 (including non-member ISMIE Mutual policyholders).
Register online for the July 17 workshop; August 7 workshop.Fax or mail this registration form for either workshop.