Navigating Telehealth Legal Risks
With advances in technology, community health centers are increasingly adopting remote patient monitoring strategies, collectively referred to as “telehealth” or “telemedicine.” Leveraging telehealth has many operational and clinical benefits: it can reduce costs and improve access for patients, particularly for specialty care or in rural areas. However, existing laws and regulations make it challenging to expand services beyond the traditional face-to-face visit.
In addition, health centers must consider the HRSA instructions set forth in the recently published HRSA PAL: Telehealth and Health Center Scope of Project.
During the webinar, the presenter will summarize the HRSA scope of project nuances, as set forth in the PAL, and will address additional key legal considerations for health centers implementing or updating telehealth arrangements, including:
- FTCA coverage;
- Contractual pitfalls; and
- Payment barriers.
Using real-world examples of health center telehealth arrangements, we will provide tips on how to develop and implement a telehealth strategy that complies with applicable requirements.
- CEOs / Executive Leadership
- Clinical Leadership
- Compliance Staff
- Information Technology
- Quality/Risk Management Staff
After this webinar, you will be able to:
- Describe the different ways telehealth is provided using the correct vocabulary;
- Identify which program requirements apply to the provision of in-scope services via telehealth;
- Recognize key risk areas associated with telehealth contractual arrangements; and
- Discuss key issues related to payments for telehealth services.
SUSANNAH VANCE GOPALAN
Susannah is a Partner in the firm’s health law practice group where she focuses on health care litigation and regulatory counseling, with a focus on Medicaid and Medicare payment, financing, and compliance issues. Susannah brings regulatory expertise to bear when advising clients and pursuing litigation on their behalf. She has experience negotiating Medicaid waivers and managed care arrangements on behalf of providers, provider associations, and governmental entities. She represented a group of providers in reaching a settlement in major Medicaid litigation. [Full Bio]
CARRIE BILL RILEY
Carrie Bill Riley is a Partner in the health law practice group. She counsels a wide variety of health care clients, including Title X grantees and subrecipeints, and other private and public health care providers, on contracting, regulatory compliance, fraud and abuse, and reimbursement matters. Carrie also provides counsel on transactional matters, including formation and agreements for multi-provider affiliations/joint ventures, general contracting, and residency training arrangements. Prior to going to law school, Carrie worked at a Title X regional training center for several years. [Full Bio]
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