The Medical Society of Virginia welcomed Matt Donovan, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Facilities and Sean Liverman, Senior Business Development Executive with the Medical Society of Virginia Insurance Agency as they discuss the most prevalent causes of loss, drivers of costs during a breach, expanding efforts of malicious actors during the COVID crisis, common misconceptions regarding CyberLiability Coverage, and methods of both risk transfer and risk mitigation.
Physicians, PAs, and their practices are on the forefront of caring for patients with confirmed or possible infection with Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). There is still a lot that we are learning about COVID-19, but we can take steps necessary to be prepared.
We anticipate these resources and FAQs will likely continue to expand and evolve as the MSVIA team receives more information and guidance related to COVID-19.
Please note: Resources and links provided to information is not intended to provide legal advice or opinion on any individual situation and should not be relied on to determine insurance coverage, or lack thereof, as relates to COVID-19. We make no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of information as applied to individual cases. Again, please report all claims and potential claims to your insurance company.
The CDC has Interim Guidance for Healthcare Facilities: Preparing for Community Transmission of COVID-19 in the United States. All healthcare facilities should be aware of any updates to local and state public health recommendations.
Frequently Asked Questions • General Business Resources • COVID-19 in Virginia • COVID-19 and Your Insurance Carrier • Property & Casualty Insurance Companies • Licensure Requirements • Telehealth/Telemedicine
Is there any coverage under my Health Insurance policy for an office shut down resulting from the coronavirus?
Each policy is different. Contact the MSV Insurance Agency with direct questions about your policy. We are happy to answer any questions.
Will my professional liability insurance provide coverage for telemedicine, in case I can’t see my patients in person?
While most professional liability insurance carriers are responding to the crisis by extending coverage to telemedicine, their responses vary and there may still be some restrictions. For the most up-to-date information on telemedicine coverage for your practice, please contact the Insurance Agency.
Paycheck Protection Program: An SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis
Physicians, dentists, and other healthcare providers unable to maintain their typical practice due to restrictions for managing the spread of COVID-19 may be eligible for a small business loan made available through the Small Business Association (SBA) and the federal CARES act.
Governor Northam Issues Statewide Stay at Home Order: March 30, 2020 – Governor Ralph Northam today issued a statewide Stay at Home order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The executive order takes effect immediately and will remain in place until June 10, 2020, unless amended or rescinded by a further executive order.
Governor Northam Declares State of Emergency, Outlines Additional Measures to Combat COVID-19: March 12, 2020 – Governor issues guidance on large events and state workforce, activates long-term economic plan
Go here for information on how your carrier is handling COVID-19, as well as how to get in touch.
Visit our telehealth page for resources and information on telehealth and telemedicine.
First check out this COVID-19 Telehealth Toolkit to get some ideas on how telehealth can be used in response to COVID-19, an understanding of some of the big picture policy issues, and for a list of additional resources.