The Institutes Acquire Medical Directions, Inc., Business

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The Institutes have acquired Medical Directions, Inc., in a deal finalized on March 30, 2012. Three online Medical Claim Trainer courses are now available.

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We are excited to have this opportunity to provide this knowledge on a national and an international scale.

The Institutes have acquired Medical Directions, Inc., in a deal finalized on March 30, 2012. Medical Directions is a training provider specializing in intermediate and advanced-level medical insurance training for casualty and workers compensation adjusters and nurses.

On April 1, The Institutes began offering the Medical Claim Trainer courses that were previously offered through Medical Directions. These three online courses draw on years of claims and litigation experience to create a medical training program for workers compensation, auto, and liability claims professionals. The courses are designed to go beyond the medical record interpretation and terminology courses currently in use within medical claims. The final exam is embedded in each of the online courses, and each course has been approved separately for continuing education (CE) credits.

  •     Course 1—Injuries of the Back, Fibromyalgia and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  •     Course 2—Injuries of the Extremities
  •     Course 3—Closed Head Injuries, Psychological Claims and Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

The Medical Claim Trainer courses were specifically designed for workers compensation, auto, and liability adjusters. Course participants should have:

  •     Six months’ experience in claims, or
  •     Completed a medical records interpretation course, or
  •     Completed a medical terminology course

“As medical costs continue to increase, having knowledge of not only medical terminology and records interpretation but also of preexisting conditions, rehabilitation schedules, and the like will be key differentiators within the industry’s claims departments and have a direct and measureable influence on operational profit and loss statements,” said Peter L. Miller, CPCU, president and CEO of The Institutes. “We are excited to have this opportunity to provide this knowledge on a national and an international scale.”

For more information on the Medical Claim Trainer courses, visit http://www.medclaimtrainer.com.

About The Institutes
The Institutes are the leader in delivering proven knowledge solutions that drive powerful business results for the risk management and property-casualty insurance industry.

The Institutes’ knowledge solutions include the CPCU designation program; associate designation programs in areas such as claims, risk management, underwriting, and reinsurance; introductory and foundation programs; online courses; research; custom solutions; assessment tools; and continuing education (CE) courses for licensed insurance professionals and adjusters through their CEU.com business unit.

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