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Episode 093: Answers for Physicians During COVID-19

April 24, 2020

These unprecedented times have all healthcare professionals looking for answers. We’ve assembled a panel of some of SVMIC’s best experts in their respective fields to cover some of the most frequently asked questions from our members. We discuss everything from Telemedicine coverage to managing a small business during this crisis. If you have a question about practicing medicine during COVID-19, there’s a good chance someone else has the same one. Tune in today and learn more.

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Show Notes

COVID-19 Resources

The contents of this Podcast are intended for educational/informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Policyholders are urged to consult with their personal attorney for legal advice, as specific legal requirements may vary from state to state and/or change over time. All names have been changed to protect privacy.

About our Guest

Steve Dickens, Charmy Shrode & Julie Loomis

Stephen Dickens, JD, FACMPE, is the Assistant Vice President of the Medical Practice Services Department at SVMIC. Mr. Dickens has spent over 20 years working in medical practice, hospital, and home care executive positions. He is a Past Chair of the Medical Group Management Association. During his tenure, MGMA had more than 33,000 members working in over 18,000 healthcare organizations where some 385,000 physicians practiced. Additionally, he is a Past President of the MGMA Financial Management Society and Tennessee MGMA. He is a Board Certified Medical Practice Executive and Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives.

Charmy Shrode is Vice President of Underwriting at State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company (SVMIC). Mrs. Shrode received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Finance from Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas in 1986. She received her Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation in 1992. Mrs. Shrode began her insurance career in 1987 in the marketing department of American Physicians Insurance Exchange (API) in Austin, Texas. During her 10 years with API, Charmy received multiple promotions, with her last being Vice President of Underwriting. After being recruited by SVMIC, she and her family moved to Tennessee in 1997. Charmy has been a member of Physician Insurers Association of America (PIAA) since 1989 and has served on the Regulatory Affairs Section for many years. She now serves on the Underwriting Section. Charmy and her husband, Daniel have been married since 1987 and have two boys.

Julie Loomis is Assistant Vice President of Risk Education for SVMIC where she develops educational programs and assists policyholders and staff with risk management issues. Ms. Loomis is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, Medical Group Management Association and American Society of Healthcare Risk Managers (ASHRM). She recently contributed to ASHRM’s Medication Safety Pearls. She serves on the Risk Management Committee of the Physician Insurers Association of America. Ms. Loomis is a speaker on risk management and professional liability topics at medical professional association meetings, medical schools and residency programs, and industry seminars.

About our Host

J. Baugh is a Senior Claims Attorney for SVMIC. Mr. Baugh graduated from Lipscomb University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and from the Nashville School of Law with a J.D. degree. He is currently licensed to practice as a Certified Public Accountant and as an Attorney in the State of Tennessee. He has been a member of the Claims Department of SVMIC since 2000.

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