Healthcare Staffing Shortages Due to COVID-19: Licensure, Credentialing, Reimbursement, Employment Considerations
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide healthcare counsel addressing the staffing shortages that many hospitals and healthcare providers are facing. The panel will discuss licensing and credentialing issues relating to the reallocation of physician and provider resources. The panel will also address billing and reimbursement challenges as well as malpractice considerations. The panel will offer best practices for meeting staffing needs in an evolving environment.
- Licensing, credentialing, and privileging
- Billing and reimbursement
- Malpractice considerations
The panel will review these and other crucial issues:
- To what extent can out-of-state practitioners, retired practitioners, or those with inactive licenses from other states provide services in each state?
- Can providers be reimbursed by Medicare, Medicaid, commercial insurers, or other payers for services provided by out-of-state or retired practitioners or those with inactive licenses?
- Are retired practitioners or those with inactive licenses shielded from malpractice liability?
- What are the legal considerations relating to reallocation of physicians within a facility and between facilities?
- What protections are available for reallocated physicians and what are the main risks?
- What employment issues should providers consider in responding to, or trying to limit, staffing shortages?
Helaine I. Fingold
Epstein Becker & Green
Ms. Fingold has more than 20 years of broad health law and regulatory experience, including prior government experience... | Read More
Ms. Fingold has more than 20 years of broad health law and regulatory experience, including prior government experience in both the legislative and executive branches of the federal government. She advises on issues involving the Medicare Program Parts A, B, C and D, Medicare Innovations, Medicare Dual Eligibles, Medicaid, and Veterans' healthcare programs. Ms. Fingold counsels on issues related to products offered on public and private health insurance exchanges and related health insurance reform issues; provides interpretative and practical advice regarding oversight and compliance requirements of the Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug programs; advises on the development of business arrangements to assure compliance with federal and state fraud and abuse laws; and counsels companies on legislative and regulatory strategies involving government health programs, including health insurance reform. Prior to rejoining the firm, Ms. Fingold worked at the CMS' Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) in the Exchange Policy and Operations Group.Close
Nathaniel M. Glasser
Epstein Becker & Green
Mr. Glasser’s practice focuses on the representation of leading companies and firms, including publishing... | Read More
Mr. Glasser’s practice focuses on the representation of leading companies and firms, including publishing and media companies, financial services institutions, and law firms, in all areas of labor and employment relations. His experience includes defending clients in employment litigation in federal and state court, and in arbitration tribunals involving claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and breach of contract, among others.Close
Ms. O’Rourke partners with healthcare organizations, boards of directors and executive management teams to solve... | Read More
Ms. O’Rourke partners with healthcare organizations, boards of directors and executive management teams to solve their greatest regulatory challenges and advance their strategic, financial and operational goals. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. O’Rourke was Associate General Counsel of Ascension and served in legal roles of increasing responsibility for the $23 billion health enterprise. As a partner in the firm’s health practice, Ms. O’Rourke continues to serve as lead outside counsel to health systems, hospitals and hospital associations. Clients and industry experts also rely on Ms. O’Rourke to engage with their key stakeholders on topics including the impact of new legislation on health systems and hospitals, board oversight of health system compliance and inclusionary leadership. Her insight and commentary have been featured by Modern Healthcare, Bloomberg Law, Law360 and other leading legal and industry publications.Close