Conference "Documentation and medical information - essencial medical, legal and financial problem"

Organized by: PAIM
Place: Radisson Blu Sobieski Hotel, pl. Zawiszy 1, Warsaw
Date: 22nd of October 2013


Dear All!

It is my honour to welcome You to the next scientific conference organised by the Polish Association of Insurance Medicine. The idea of opinion exchange and interdisciplinary cooperation, started during the previous conference, will be continued during this meeting.

The dynamism of change in the medical services market make the issues of diagnostics and therapy equally important to the other aspects of operating in the medical profession. An integral part of diagnostic and therapeutic process is documentation creation. Documentation and medical information are utilised by different subjects – from medical services contracting and settling within the public health insurance, through temporary or permanent incapability certification in social insurance, to the judicial proceedings concerning reimbursements and disability insurance pensions and professional liability cases. An equally important receiver of medical documentation and information is the sector of commercial insurers which utilises data in risk assessment and damage liquidation processes. Documentation concerning one particular case can be used by many subjects independently and this phenomenon is more and more common. In order to get legitimate quality opinions and decisions it is essential that the documents are created and maintained in an objective and proper manner. Any erraneous, non-objective and unreliable documentation result in high risk of unjustified, undue costs being the result of decision making based on incorrect medical data. According to the opinion of the Polish Association of Insurance Medicine this phenomenon is becoming more and more troubling. Therefore, it is justified to identify and describe these problems and develop control and preventive mechanisms.

Any activities should be preceded by a constructive discussion in the largest group of persons and institutions possible. The aim is to raise awareness in the insurance community as far as threats are concerned and define the needs of the market in the area of creating and providing access to medical documentation and information.

I believe that our conference is going to start the debate concerning quality, completeness, trustworthiness and availability of information included in the medical documentation.

Best regards and wishes of fruitful deliberations and interesting discussion!

President of the Organising Committee
Dr Piotr Daniluk


Conference announcement

Polish Association of Insurance Medicine proudly invites to a scientific conference: “Documentation and medical information – essential medical, legal and financial problem”.

Conference is organised under the patronage of: District Chamber of Physicians and Dentists in Warsaw (Okręgowa Izba Lekarska w Warszawie), Social Insurance Institution (Zakład Ubezpieczeń Społecznych) and Agricultural Social Insurance Fund (Kasa Rolniczego Ubezpieczenia Społecznego). Conference is co-organised with: Polish Insurance Association (Polska Izba Ubezpieczeń) and Insurance Guarantee Fund (Ubezpieczeniowy Fundusz Gwarancyjny). Other participants: PZU Group, Allianz Poland, Savings and Credit Union (Spółdzielcza Kasa Oszczędnościowo Kredytowa).

The conference will take place on the October 22nd 2013 in Warsaw. Free participation.

Topics of the Conference will be particularly interesting to physicians-practitioners, healthcare managers, insurance managers and the public interested in this matter. They include issues concerning information in medical documentation, especially in the context of quality, trustworthiness, availability, correctness and completeness.

Feel welcome to participate!



  Thursday, October 22nd, 2013
09.00 – 09.10 wstęp, otwarcie i powitanie uczestników
Dr Krzysztof Grzyliński (PAIM)
09.10 – 10.30 Session I – Basics of medical documentation creation, maintaining and providing access. The needs of the main payer and insurer in the country.
Chair: Dr Krzysztof Grzyliński (PAIM)
Dr Małgorzata Lipowska (ZUS), Dr Małgorzata Serwach (UM Łódź)
09.10 – 09.45 Dr Małgorzata Lipowska (ZUS) Body function assessment vs reality of medical documentation in the healthcare system
09.45 – 10.30 Dr Małgorzata Serwach (UM Łódź) Medical documentation – maintaining, storing, providing access
10.30 – 11.00 coffee break
11.00 – 12.30 Session II – Correct maintenance of medical documentation as a hedge for physicians and healthcare facility against patient claims
Chair: Dr Waldemar Truszkiewicz (PAIM)
Dr Elżbieta Rusiecka-Kuczałek (OIL), Dr Piotr Daniluk (PAIM)
11.00 – 11.30 Dr Elżbieta Rusiecka-Kuczałek (OIL) Medical documentation vs proceeding before the medical court
11.30 – 12.00 Dr Waldemar Truszkiewicz (PZU SA) Patient claims – case study. Characteristics of patient claims and the role of medical documentation
12.00 – 12.30 Dr Waldemar Truszkiewicz (PAIM) Insurance frauds with the use of medical documentation – a social problem
12.30 – 14.00 obiad
14.00 – 15.00 Session III – In what other cases can medical information may turn out to be essential?
Chair: Dr Piotr Daniluk (PAIM)
Dr Piotr Frątczak (PAIM), Dr Ryszard Domański (PAIM)
14.00 – 14.30 Dr Piotr Frątczak (PAIM) Medical information in concluding insurance policy for the large sums of money
14.30 – 15.00 Dr Ryszard Domański (PAIM) Role of medical information in liquidation process with the special attention to compulsory civil liability insurance
15.00 – 15.30 coffee break
15.30 – 16.30 Session IV – Criminal proceedings and the cases of medical information misuse
Chair: Prof. Dr hab. Jarosław Berent (ZMS, Łódź)
Dr Waldemar Truszkiewicz (PAIM), Commandant Wojciech Pawlak (KGP)
15.30 – 16.00 Commandant Wojciech Pawlak (KGP) Criminal proceeding against a suspected of having committed a criminal offence – medical documentation as an evidence.
16.00 – 16.30 Anna Smędra-Kaźmirska, Piotr Brzeziński, Prof. Dr hab. n. med. Jarosław Berent (ZMS Łódź) Medical error – documentation analysis from a court medical expert point of view
16.30 – 17.45 discussion panel improvement of information quality inclused in the medical documentation, securing the access, prevention of misuse
representatives: District Chamber of Physicians and Dentists, Social Insurance Institution, Agricultural Social Insurance Funds, Polish Insurance Association, Department of Forensic Medicine, Insurers, PAIM.
Moderators: Dr Piotr Daniluk (PAIM), Mgr Justyna Wojteczek (OIL)
17.45 – 18.00 summary