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.
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.
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.