From the monthly archives: June 2016

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Understanding Hospitalist Medicine

The Doctors’ Insurance Agency and Hospitalist Groups (small, independent hospitalist physicians and larger multi state hospital groups)
Hospitalist groups continue to show amazing growth and mark their place in the health care landscape, the purpose and service provided to hospitals is stable.  The financial results and evolution of the specialty is proof that our health care delivery system is benefitting from this service;
 
As recently as  2005 there were some malpractice insurance companies had not yet learned how to price or manage to underwrite these medical groups.
Hospitalist Medicine Evolves, premiums match the risk
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Telemedicine Malpractice Insurance is similar to Hospitalist Malpractice Insurance

n the years and years of working in the Medical Malpractice Insurance industry I have experienced many recurring issues in underwriting,:  changes in underwriting guidelines towards different specialties.  

With Telemedicine on the rise:…I believe the opinions about the efficacy of telemedicine are changing. I  copied this from notes that I took at a Telemedicine Association conference years ago: We offer telehealth coaching and phone discussions with MDs at my shop. The catch is the doctor's "don't treat or diagnose" over the phone, but they will offer advice and second opinions... which always seems to me like skirting the line. They can't prescribe anything over the phone though…..the cost is a factor (which is driving the growth of this niche)….It's cheaper because they'll pay the phone nurses about $10 an hour than floor nurses (…The telemed services work  for older populations who are home and use their phone a lot. Young people are phone-resistant, so, they will start to (and are in fact doing this) accessing physicians through portals and via skype ‘google places’ sessions. (from the JAMA) one physician writes: In my experience, where I really see Telehealth really working is for mental health and addiction issues.

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