NEW! MSV COVID-19 Telehealth Toolkit

Webinar: COVID-19: Emerging Information in the Dark World of CyberLiability

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. 

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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.

Stay Up To Date

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.


Contents

Frequently Asked Questions  •  General Business Resources  •  COVID-19 in Virginia  •   COVID-19 and Your Insurance Carrier  •  Property & Casualty Insurance Companies  •  Licensure Requirements  •  Telehealth/Telemedicine


Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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General Business Resources

Bing COVID-19 Tracker

Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control FAQs for COVID-19

OneDigital's Coronavirus Advisory Hub

Security tips for Zoom meetings

Steps Healthcare Facilities Can Take Now to Prepare for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Time for Employer Action: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

What Health Care Providers Should Know

Virginia Association of Health Plans COVID-19 Resource Center

U.S. Small Business Administration Loans

Paycheck Protection Program: An SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis

U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Coronavirus Emergency Loans – Small Business Guide and Checklist

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. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Harvard Business Review – SPECIAL COVERAGE Coronavirus: Leading and working through a pandemic

AMA private practice specific resources during COVID-19 pandemic:

AMA: Private Physician Financial Checklist

AMA: Recommendations to help private practices navigate non-essential care

AMA: Updates to the Quick Guide to Telemedicine in Practice

Resources for Reopening

COVID-19 Medical Practice Reopening Checklist

Preparing for Post-COVID-19 Operations Checklists:

COVID-19 in Virginia

Updates from The Official Site of The Commonwealth of Virginia

Up to date information about Coronavirus in Virginia

FAQs about Virginia’s statewide Stay at Home Order

The Commonwealth of Virginia Newsroom

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

DHP: Virginia Board of Medicine COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 and Your Insurance Carrier

Go here for information on how your carrier is handling COVID-19, as well as how to get in touch.

Licensure Requirements

Federation of State Medical Boards State Waiving Licensure Requirements

Virginia Board of Medicine

Telehealth/Telemedicine

Visit our telehealth page for resources and information on telehealth and telemedicine.


I Don’t Know What I Don’t Know. Where Do I Start? 

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.