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Nephrology Medical Professional Liability Policies

Nephrology Medical Professional Liability Policies

If you are working in a nephrology group, there are a few important issues you should consider to reduce your overall cost of managing medical professional liability insurance.

The first issue is the matter of medical directorship. Nephrology groups will sometimes have responsibilities to serve as medical directors at dialysis centers (there are also medical foundations with ownership interests in dialysis centers.) Additionally, medical directors can present at outpatient clinics and hospitals.

Medical malpractice insurance policies normally carry a separate limit protecting the healthcare organization employees and non-medical doctor providers, these entity policies can extend and be endorsed to include coverage for medical director work.

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Neurologist's 'Retirement' leads to Telemedicine practice in Neurology.

The change in a Neurologists Practice: Speaking with one of our Neurologists recently, he wanted to know if he should continue his ‘conventional’ medical malpractice insurance policy.  This policy protected him in the practice of medicine, like so many other physicians:  The generally One Million Dollar policy responds when there is an allegation made against the Neurologist for misdiagnosing, delayed diagnosis, or some claim of injury resulting from neurology services provided. The Old practice, but with Telemedicine Technology Like other specialties, Neurologists practice conventional clinic hours,seeing patients in their offices, attending to in patients at hospitals and  consulting many other specialties. Because Neurology is a subspecialty, they can bring their service over the ‘wire’; receiving high resolultoin, quality images through web portals, or email, the practice of Telemedicine in the specialty of Neurology is growing. Telemedicine lends i ...
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