Healthcare Providers & COVID-19: Telemedicine, Facility Preparedness, Supply Concerns, Staffing Policies

Ensuring Pandemic Readiness in the Face of Novel Coronavirus

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A


Conducted on Thursday, April 16, 2020

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will guide healthcare counsel on what hospitals and healthcare providers should be doing to prepare for novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The panel will discuss telemedicine options that should be considered or put in place and the associated challenges. The panel will also review CDC guidance and discuss the establishment of response plans. The panel will discuss policies and guidelines for the provider's staff as well as facilities preparedness.

Description

Hospitals and healthcare providers are encouraging patients who have or may have COVID-19 to use telemedicine technology to seek medical care, especially if their symptoms are mild. However, providers must still comply with all the federal and state law requirements for credentialing, privileging, and licensing, the standard of care, scope of practice, and more. Further, reimbursement rules add another layer of complexity to telemedicine.

Hospitals and healthcare providers also must consider other issues related to preparedness for which the CDC has provided some guidance. Among these issues are staffing and personnel policies, infection control practices, supplies and potential shortages, and reporting of exposure.

As the number of COVID-19 cases grows in the U.S., hospitals, healthcare providers, and their counsel should have plans in place to provide care and avoid potentially infecting other patients while ensuring compliance with healthcare laws, including telemedicine requirements.

Listen as our authoritative panel of healthcare attorneys examines what hospitals and healthcare providers should be doing to prepare for COVID-19. The panel will discuss telemedicine options that should be considered or put in place and the associated challenges. The panel will also review CDC guidance and discuss the establishment of response plans. The panel will discuss policies and guidelines for the provider's staff and facilities preparedness to treat patients with symptoms of COVID-19.

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Outline

  1. Telemedicine requirements
  2. Response plans and CDC guidance
  3. Employment policies and staff guidelines
  4. Preparing for supply concerns

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • Challenges for complying with federal and state telemedicine requirements for credentialing and licensing
  • Reimbursement rules and policies of private, state, and federal payers
  • Staffing challenges and personnel policies in a crisis

Faculty

DiVarco, Sandra
Sandra M. DiVarco

Partner
McDermott Will & Emery

Ms. DiVarco focuses her practice on the representation of hospitals and health systems. She counsels healthcare...  |  Read More

Mazur, Lisa
Lisa Schmitz Mazur

Partner
McDermott Will & Emery

Ms. Mazur maintains a general health industry practice, focusing on the representation of hospitals and health systems...  |  Read More

Spink, Carole
Carole A. Spink

Partner
McDermott Will & Emery

Ms. Spink focuses her practice on international and domestic employment law counseling. She advises on appropriate...  |  Read More

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