Healthcare and Medical Malpractice: How COVID-19 Has Impacted Both

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the United States in a variety of ways. It is sure to impact healthcare – and the associated insurances – for years to come. The emergence of telemedicine as a common means of diagnosing and providing routine treatment to avoid spreading illness is just one example of a need for technology within the medical profession, as well as patient desire for such services.

In their article and video about medical malpractice, worker’s compensation, and healthcare workers, WTF Health talks about the potential impacts to medical malpractice insurance as well as the potential impacts to worker’s compensation insurance for healthcare workers. As new trends and information emerge, the market will continue to adapt and evolve to meet challenges and create new opportunities for care.

A Medscape article discusses the potential risks for treating COVID-19 patients, as well as some ways to help mitigate these risks. Of key importance is reporting incidents when you become aware of them. A variety of occurrences can trigger a claim. When in doubt, call your insurance company! It is important to alert your insurance provider as soon as possible whenever a potential claim arises.

What are you doing to help manage risk for your practice during these unprecedented times? Have you implemented any new policies or procedures with an eye toward the changing face of the medical world? Do you have questions about your medical malpractice policy and coverage? We’d love to hear from you!

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