Amanda Waesch, Esq., is a healthcare Attorney at Brennan, Manna & Diamond. Her practice focuses on healthcare, employment law and healthcare litigation across the country. She advises healthcare providers including practices and hospitals on reviewing and litigating employment agreements; non-compete agreements and severance agreements. Her work has benefited physicians and administrators in drafting and reviewing employer handbooks, as well as management and training issues.
Comply with New, Stricter Phone Therapy Requirements
Your ability to continue to offer over the phone therapy for your patients is at risk.
New HIPAA and telehealth audio rules have made it more difficult for you to provide and protect your patient phone therapy sessions — right down to the type of phone line you are allowed to use.
These stricter over the phone therapy rules replace the less stringent waivers previously in place during COVID, and they’re only the beginning. The government always said they’d be issuing tighter regulations affecting HIPAA and telehealth — and that time has arrived.
To continue to offer your patients over the phone therapy, you are required to comply with these new rules. Failing to do with exposes you to HIPAA audits, violations and significant financial penalties. But, with a little help, you can ensure your compliance, and continue to offer the phone therapy services your patients demand.
This is where expert Amanda Waesch, Esq., can help you. During her 60-minute online training session, Amanda will walk you through EXACTLY how to comply with the more aggressive audio-only HIPAA telehealth rules so you can keep providing over the phone therapy services to your patients.
Here are just a few of the step-by-step tactics you’ll receive by attending this online training that will help you avoid the HIPAA compliance hurdles affecting your audio-only therapy services:
- Nail down the new rules impacting audio-only therapy visits
- Evaluate whether landlines are affected by the new rules
- Pinpoint the right way to maintain the privacy of telehealth mental health visits
- Comply with enforcement deadlines to avoid a surprise audit
- Cut information leak liability after your phone-therapy session ends
- Be prepared for the next wave of restrictions related to audio-only therapy calls
- Bulletproof your telehealth policies so they stand up against the toughest auditor
- …and much more!
Government auditors took a break from conducting HIPAA audits for a short period during the pandemic, but that time has passed, and now they’re out in force — and telehealth is at the top of their list.
Remember: If you are found guilty of violating HIPAA and telehealth rules, you exposed to violation penalties much greater than those simply related to HIPAA alone — as high as $50,000 per occurrence.
New HIPAA and telehealth rules have made it more difficult than ever for you to continue provider over the phone therapy visits. Don’t risk it. Sign up today for this limited-space online training and ensure you’re telepsych services are compliant with these new, more stringent, government rules. Don’t wait, register for this online training today!