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Risk Services

Promoting safety for patients and physicians

EPIX believes keeping patients' safe keeps our insured providers safe. Our exclusive risk management program of risk assessment, medical-record audits and continuing medical education (CME) assists our insured independent groups in creating a safer practice, higher patient satisfaction, and fewer claims.

Proprietary approach used to reduce risk

  • Highly specialized risk management experts work with groups to identify and resolve opportunities for improvement
  • Comprehensive risk assessments measure compliance to evidence-based indicators
  • Self-assessment tool for urgent care practices
  • Clinical audits improve the quality of documentation and meet the American Board of Emergency Medicine recertification requirements
  • Email alerts on topical risk management issues and noteworthy claims
  • Resources and tools are shared with insured groups and providers
  • Individual and annual meetings with group leaders provide opportunities for exchanging ideas and developing new solutions

Education

EPIX provides ACEP Category I and AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for the completion of online CME courses on high-risk topics each year. EPIX courses are available to all insured providers as a part of the risk management and patient safety program:

  • Abdominal pain in the Elderly
  • ACS - The Basics
  • Emergent Airway
  • Head Trauma
  • Handoffs
  • Opioids in the ED
  • Pediatric Fever and Sepsis
  • Skin and Soft Tissue Infection
  • Stroke

EPIX EMAIL ALERT

What's New in Stroke Part 2 – Lytics and Thrombectomy

 

By Dr. Stephen Colucciello

 

In What's New in Stroke Part 1 we looked at relatively non-controversial topics regarding system issues and supportive care surrounding the ED management of stroke. Now it is time to "bite the bullet" and address the contentious issues surrounding tPA. Since the original National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) study was published in 1995, the lytic controversy has roiled emergency medicine for almost a quarter century.

 

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THE EPIX DIFFERENCE

Patrick Kelly"EPIX is so much more than an insurance company with whom we trade money for a certificate of insurance. We truly feel we have a partner. From quality CME (which my docs actually enjoy), to first-class administrative staff, to comprehensive assistance when we have an issue, to the transparent way they run the business, EPIX has exceeded our expectations. I wish I had this level of trust with all of our vendors." Read More

Mickey Buckmaster, CPA
Practice Administrator for Green Country Emergency Physicians Group of Tulsa