The American Telemedicine Association Endorses New Malpractice Liability Insurance Program

| November 16, 2007

Press Release

TelMed™  policies to provide clear and consistent  multi-state malpractice coverage, reduce personal liability exposure of telepractitioners.

Washington, DC, November 16, 2007 — The American Telemedicine Association, the leading resource and advocate promoting telemedicine and telehealth, has announced its endorsement of a new professional liability insurance policy tailored to meet the unique needs of individuals, institutions and companies engaged in providing remote healthcare services.  The liability product line, called TelMed™, is being offered by the Campania Group, an innovative leader in the development of insurance programs for trade associations representing the healthcare industry.  Campania’s TelMed™ products are available exclusively to ATA members.

Obtaining professional liability insurance has become a major concern for some healthcare providers.  TelMed™ policies provide clear and consistent multi-state malpractice coverage to reduce personal liability exposure for telepractitioners.  The highlight of the TelMed™ program is its professional liability coverage, which specifically addresses key areas of potential risk exposure unique to telemedical practice.

"We are truly pleased to have the opportunity to work with the ATA and provide affordable insurance options to their members," stated Dennis Santoli, President and CEO of The Campania Group. "Campania’s staff is comprised of former healthcare practitioners and attorneys, which enables us to have a solid understanding of the issues surrounding telemedicine. Our market research concluded that carriers are currently opting for one of two approaches: Most carriers either refuse to renew physicians they believe are practicing telemedicine, or they continue to insure these physicians in the apparent hopes that, should a telemedicine claim arise, the policy language is vague enough to get the carrier off the hook. We have absolutely no problem supporting our clients by providing them the comprehensive liability coverage they need in order to continue practicing telemedicine."

The American Telemedicine Association seeks to bring together diverse groups from traditional medicine, academic medical centers, technology and telecommunications companies, e-health medical societies, government, and others to overcome barriers to the advancement of telemedicine through the professional, ethical, and equitable improvement in health care delivery.

For more information about coverage contact the Campania Group at 1-800-831-9506.

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