The Introduction of Telemedicine to Make Urgent Care More Accessible

March 18, 2022
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Urgent Care Center Malpractice Insurance

The growth of the urgent care industry and the introduction and  use of telemedicine to make urgent care even more accessible is changing healthcare for the better.

 ·        According to the Urgent Care Association of America, urgent care centers have been around for years.  

·        By their definition, urgent care centers are convenient, on-demand care outlets similar to walk-in retail clinics, but are equipped to treat more serious ailments, including fractures, sprains, and wounds.

 The Urgent Care Association Supports the practice, growth and development of urgent care. The proud doctors, advanced practice providers and allied healthcare professionals have embraced the idea of fast-service retail medicine.

 The Doctors Insurance Agency works with every medical specialty recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. This means that urgent care centers can also serve as an affordable entry into receiving proper health care.

 In addition to working with approved, committed and experienced insurance carriers, the Doctors Insurance Agency partners with, promotes and supports national specialty-specific organizations.

A strong participation in national associations has furthered the advancement of this niche. The Urgent Care Association (UCA) is recognized as the largest, most notable trade and professional association in urgent care, with more than 3,700 member centers representing the field’s clinical and business professionals from the United States and abroad.

 The Doctors Insurance Agency has provided smart Medical Professional Malpractice Liability Insurance policies for Urgent Care Centers for over 20 years.

 The mission statement of the UCA as of 2022 is inspiring:

 “We are the leaders of urgent care. We are the challenge-chasers, builders, and fixers. We are the solvers of complex problems who believe that healthcare can be better than it is. If this sounds like you, you're in the right place.”

-        ucaoa.org

 As urgent care evolves so does the concept of attention to customer service and retail medicine.

 And as with all things that can potentially change society on a massive scale, private equity becomes an important driver.

 Corporate entities have always been involved in healthcare, but now mega corporations—from outside the medical space—are entering the field. This means that private equity and venture capital investors bring another layer of risk management to these organizations.

 This presents the need for a professional financial liability insurance policy that protects investors—large and small—and the executive teams that make decisions for these retail medical corporations.

 Medical directors, mid-level providers and advanced practice allied health workers all need the assurance that the policy set in place covers their professional services both now and in the future.

 The involvement of these large, non-legacy corporate entities in healthcare is growing and changing—and while this trend brings some benefits, it will also impact how all clinicians provide healthcare.

The Doctors Insurance Agency can help you whether you are a provider or an owner of an urgent care or demand care center. Manage your medical malpractice policy with an affordable smart insurance liability plan.