Lawyers tell you how to identify and address top risk areas…
Your telemedicine compliance risk has increased. Recent developments have opened the door for additional telehealth reimbursement from Medicare. Of course, as utilization of telehealth and corresponding reimbursement expands, so does scrutiny from regulators.
Telemedicine services have recently become more of a focus of OIG enforcement, DOJ indictments, and state medical board actions. For example, the recent DOJ indictments of 24 people in a $1.2 billion telehealth fraud scheme. However, there are steps you can take to increase utilization of telehealth while reducing telemedicine compliance risk.
During this 60-minute online telemedicine legal compliance session from healthcare attorneys Amy Joseph, Esq., and Jeremy Sherer, Esq., you will receive step-by-step advice to increase reimbursement opportunities and lower telehealth compliance issues, so you’re prepared for an audit.
Here are just some ways you’ll expand your telehealth reimbursement and reduce your telemedicine compliance risk in this how-to, practical 60-minute session:
- Mitigate risk by adhering to these e-prescribing limitations
- Nail down Medicare’s distant site and originating site requirements for fewer denials
- Assess and improve compliance efforts with this actionable telemedicine compliance checklist
- Expand Medicare reimbursement opportunities, including virtual care visits, inter-professional consults, and upcoming Medicare Advantage changes
- Understand when you need an in-person visit to stay compliant
- Watch out for these common HIPAA privacy and security and id verification violations
- Apply federal fraud and abuse laws so you don’t become a DOJ headline
- Look out for these risk factors when working with telehealth vendors offering direct-to-consumer products.
- And so much more!
If you provide any type of healthcare service via telehealth and want to increase the likelihood your claims will withstand scrutiny, you can’t afford to miss this online training session. By taking advantage of this training, you’ll get expert strategies and practical advice to help you identify and address the top telemedicine compliance risks you’re facing. So, act right now and sign up for this online training today.
Who should attend? This legal session is geared toward compliance officers, privacy officers, CEOs, HIM, and billing managers who are responsible for protecting practices, hospitals, and SNFs from the legal issues surrounding telehealth services. Software vendors will also benefit from being able to understand in plain-English how to adhere to increased regulations.
Amy M. Joseph, Esq., Partner with HLB, counsels both providers and health information technology companies in the digital health space, including compliance and reimbursement issues related to telehealth. Amy advises health systems, academic medical centers, teaching hospitals, and a wide variety of other health care providers on business and regulatory matters. A significant portion of her practice is focused on fraud and abuse compliance. She has advised health systems, physician practices, and digital health companies on establishment of telehealth programs by health systems, including scope of practice, informed consent, reimbursement, and other regulatory considerations in states of operation
Amy regularly works closely with health system and hospital compliance departments to advise prospectively on protocols and best practices as well as to assist with internal investigations. She received a certification in healthcare research compliance (CHRC).
Amy received her J.D. from UCLA School of Law in 2011, where she graduated first in her class and was elected to the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Amy spent a semester interning at the Health Care Division of the Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Competition. Amy was admitted to the California Bar in 2011 and the Massachusetts Bar in 2016. Prior to practicing law, Amy served in the United States Air Force.
Jeremy Sherer, associate with HLB, focuses on digital health matters and co-chairs the Firm’s Digital Health Task Force. He counsels health care providers and suppliers, including hospital systems, provider organizations, national telehealth platforms and digital health startups on issues involving regulatory compliance, transactions and innovative business arrangements.
Jeremy’s digital health experience includes counseling clients on corporate practice of medicine issues and e-prescribing (including controlled substances), as well as health care technology transactions. He also advises clients on compliance with fraud and abuse laws, including regulatory compliance issues.
Jeremy frequently speaks on digital health matters across the country. He is a member of the Legal Resource Team at the Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (“CTeL”). He was named one of “12 Health IT Attorneys You Should Know” by Health Data Management in 2017, and received the American Bar Association Health Law Section’s “Emerging Young Lawyer in Health Care” award in 2019. He has also been named a “Rising Star” in health care law by Super Lawyers since 2017.
Jeremy has represented clients on:
Regulatory Telehealth: Jeremy counseled one of the nation’s largest hospital systems on state-level telehealth developments including scope of practice, physician-patient relationship establishment, midlevel practitioner reimbursement issues and staff operational guidelines.
Telehealth Reimbursement: Jeremy counseled nationwide telehealth services provider on changes to Medicare reimbursement of telehealth and implications for Medicare fee-for-service and Medicare Advantage markets.
Tele-behavioral Health Network: He assisted national hospital system in developing behavioral health network to address behavioral health provider shortage issues.