(Recorded Webinar) Caring for Medicaid Patients Virtually
Because of shelter-in-place and social distancing orders relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, FQHCs’ patient encounter volumes around the country have declined rapidly. Medicare and Medicaid encounter volume have also fallen, creating a crisis for many health centers that is both fiscal (keeping their doors open) and clinical (continuing to assist patients in self-isolation).
In recent weeks, Congress, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and many State Medicaid agencies have taken action to facilitate payment for telehealth and other virtual services in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. As well as helping health centers through a fiscal crisis period, these policy changes advance a longstanding need to remove barriers to virtual services under Medicare and Medicaid in FQHCs.
On this webinar, we will discuss the various means states can use—including emergency state plan amendments, emergency Section 1115 demonstrations, and Section 1135 waivers—to expand coverage of virtual services, during the emergency period or permanently. You will also learn more about:
- How the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) defines “telehealth” for purposes of Medicaid
- Where telehealth coverage fits within the Medicaid prospective payment system (PPS) framework
- Promising state Medicaid telehealth coverage policies for FQHCs
- Health Center Leadership / C-Suite
- Billing and Revenue Cycle Managers
- Compliance Officers
- Administrative/Operations Leadership and Staff
After this webinar, you will be able to:
- Describe how to track Medicaid telehealth developments in your state
- Identify opportunities to replace lost Medicaid service revenues and maintain contact with Medicaid patients by providing a broader array of virtual services
- Follow national trends in Medicaid telehealth and virtual services
- Understand how national trends in Medicaid impact FQHCs
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]
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