A core benefit for Illinois State Medical Society members is access to our popular webinar series. ISMS members and their staff can sign up for ISMS-sponsored webinars for free. Here is a list of our upcoming courses. Members receive email notifications when course registration opens. If you aren’t receiving notices, contact us to make sure you are added to our education promotion list.


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January 25, 20232023 Medicare E/M Updates
Noon-1 p.m.
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ISMS is pleased to host the National Government Services (NGS) for an update on recent coding changes related to the 2023 Medicare physician fee schedule and the impact of these changes on billing. Part of the changes for 2023 involve E/M coding updates that were outlined in the final Medicare fee schedule. This webinar, presented by Nathan Kennedy from National Government Services (NGS), will provide important updates and guidance on the use of the revised code set. NGS is the regional Medicare contractor serving Illinois.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss E/M changes implemented by the AMA for CPT.
  • Explore how these changes will impact Medicare billing.
  • Work with attendees to address questions they may have.

About the Presenter:

Nathan L. Kennedy Jr., CPC, CHC, CPPM, CPC-I, CPB, CPMA, Nathan Kennedy has worked with National Government Services for nearly 35 years obtaining a broad knowledge base of the entire Medicare Part B program. Nathan began his Medicare career in claims processing and then moved to the appeals area. His current position is in the provider outreach and education area, where he has worked for the past 24 years.

Who Can Attend:

Registration is limited to ISMS members and their practice administration staff. All others must pay $150 to attend. To pay, please email hpresearch@isms.org for instructions.

Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Illinois State Medical Society and ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

February 7, 2023Sexual Misconduct: How to Protect Yourself and Your Patients
Noon-1 p.m.
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In this lecture, we will describe the continuum of sexual exploitation, including sexual or gender-based discrimination, harassment and abuse. We will discuss power dynamics that exist in medicine and medical education, including ways to decrease the power differentials for a safer working and educational environment. Additionally, we will review what to do when faced with harassment, including a discussion of employer responsibilities in the prevention, investigation, and corrective measures of sexual misconduct. Finally, we will explore specific ways to create a more inclusive environment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the continuum of sexual exploitation
  • Discuss examples of sexual misconduct
  • Identify the power dynamics that exist in medicine and medical education
  • Explain the steps to take if faced with a sexual harassment situation
  • Summarize the characteristics of an inclusive environment designed to prevent unwanted outcomes

About the Presenter:

Jamie Mansell, PhD, LAT, ATC, is the Director of Athletic Training Education and Associate Professor at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, and is a licensed athletic trainer. She has her BS in Athletic Training from Towson University and her Master of Education and PhD in Kinesiology with a concentration in Athletic Training from Temple University. Her research efforts include sexual misconduct in athletic training and has several peer-reviewed publications in this content area. She has also given numerous local, state, regional, and national talks on sexual misconduct recognition and reporting in athletic training and has served as the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) representative to the US Safe Sport medical advisory group for the development of sexual misconduct recognition training for healthcare providers. Currently, Dr. Mansell is serving on a work group through NATA to create a white paper on sexual misconduct in Athletic Training.

Who Can Attend:

Registration is limited to ISMIE and SEMPIC policyholders, ISMS members, and their employed staff.

Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Illinois State Medical Society and ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:

The Illinois State Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure:

There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.

March 2, 2023Child Abuse and Neglect: Mandated Reporter Training for Illinois Healthcare Professionals
Noon-1 p.m.
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The state of Illinois has specific requirements for mandated reporter training. In this webinar – which has been designed to meet the training mandate set forth by the state of Illinois – Dr. Norell Rosado of Lurie Children’s Hospital’s Division of Child Abuse Pediatrics and ISMIE’s Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, Robert John Kane, JD, will discuss the indicators for child abuse and neglect, the importance of responding to a child in a trauma-informed manner, and the process and responsibilities of a mandated reporter in the state of Illinois.

Successful completion of this program allows healthcare professionals to attest that they have met the state’s training requirement for mandated reporters prior to the next re-licensure cycle and such training will count toward meeting their required continuing education hours.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify indicators for child abuse and neglect
  • Recognize how to respond to a child in a trauma-informed manner when abuse or neglect is suspected
  • Describe the process for reporting suspected child abuse and neglect in Illinois, including the documentation required
  • Summarize the roles of child protective services and the reporter after a report has been made

About the Presenters:

Norell Rosado, MD, FAAP, obtained his MD from Escuela Mexicana de Medicina, Universidad La Salle, and subsequently completed his residency in pediatrics at Sinai Children’s Hospital in Chicago, where he also served as chief resident and then as Medical Director of Child Protective Services. He is board-certified in general pediatrics and child abuse pediatrics.

Before coming to Lurie Children’s in 2014, Dr. Rosado was on the faculty in the Department of Pediatrics at Rush Medical College. During that time, he also served as an attending physician in the Division of Child Protective Services at the John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County and the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center.

After joining Lurie Children’s and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Rosado served as Clinical Practice Director in the Division of Child Abuse Pediatrics since 2015 and in 2022, was appointed Head of the Division. He has also been very active as an educator, having served as director of residency education for his division from 2015-2019. He received the Outstanding Teacher designation from the Feinberg School of Medicine in 2015-16, 2016-17, and 2018-19. He has also been a frequent invited lecturer in domestic and international settings on topics of child maltreatment, child protection and child advocacy.

Robert John Kane, JD, is Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, as well as Legislative Counsel, for the Illinois State Medical Society and ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company and its subsidiaries. He also serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medical Humanities at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Adjunct Professor at Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and Editor for the Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys (IAHA) Annual Survey of Health Law. Mr. Kane is a certified health care privacy compliance professional (CHPC) and a certified compliance and ethics professional (CCEP). Mr. Kane is a graduate of Marquette University and DePaul University College of Law. Mr. Kane was formerly President of the IAHA, the Government Bar Association and the American Society of Medical Association Counsel.

He has written and spoken on various issues in health and administrative law, and is author of Administrative Rulemaking in Illinois: A Handbook for Rulemakers and Practitioners (Center for Legal Studies, Sangamon State University, 2nd ed. 1990, republished by the Illinois State Bar Association 2001, 2008), and co/editor-author of the “The Law of Medical Practice in Illinois”, updated annually (West Group, 2018 Edition).

Who Can Attend:

Registration is limited to ISMIE and SEMPIC policyholders, ISMS members, and their employed staff.

Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Illinois State Medical Society and ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:

The Illinois State Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure:

There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.

 


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