Curi’s medical professional liability policy will cover telehealth visits for insured physicians during this declared National Emergency—extending, without conditions, for the later of either sixty (60) days from March 16, 2020, or the lifting of the National Emergency declaration by our President.
We urge all insured physicians utilizing telehealth modalities to please do the following:
- Use reasonable measures to protect the privacy and security of protected health information.
- Check the medical board website in the state(s) in which you are practicing (see our page on state-specific resources and sites or The Federation of State Medical Boards’ searchable telemedicine resource for more information), and follow any guidelines they have in place for such encounters.
- Keep a record of all such encounters (see our page on how telehealth services may differ at this time for a suggested chart disclaimer for each encounter).
Insured physicians may provide telehealth services to both established and new patients within your state of licensure(s). You may also provide telehealth services to patients residing in states where the in-state licensure requirement has been waived during the current emergency. To enable physicians to provide services in these states, Medicare has waived its fee-for-service billing requirement that a physician (or non-physician practitioner) must be licensed in the state in which the physician is practicing. Additional information about the waiver can be found here.