Structuring Telemedicine Agreements for Healthcare Organizations, Physician Groups, and Telemedicine Practitioners

Regulatory Compliance and Corporate Practice of Medicine Issues, Key Provisions

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

Conducted on Wednesday, April 8, 2020

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will provide healthcare counsel with guidance for drafting and negotiating telemedicine agreements on behalf of telemedicine/mobile health (mHealth) companies, healthcare organizations, physician groups, and telemedicine end-users. The panel will discuss current trends in contract negotiations, critical provisions in the agreements, and strategies for resolving common areas of dispute.


To improve patient access and quality of care, and due to recent developments in technology and delivery systems, healthcare providers are increasingly using telemedicine solutions or patient clinical services provided by distant practitioners using electronic communication methods.

As telemedicine grows, healthcare providers and counsel must carefully negotiate and structure agreements to ensure regulatory compliance, navigate the risks, provide quality care, and minimize liability. The evolving telemedicine landscape highlights the need for multiple contracts as no single agreement will discuss the various components of a telemedicine arrangement.

Depending on the purpose of the telemedicine agreement, there are several issues to address in advance of any business relationship, including intellectual property issues, transactional matters, FDA compliance, cybersecurity insurance, patient privacy, information security, fraud and abuse concerns, and reimbursement. Further, parties to telemedicine agreements must anticipate areas of dispute and minimize potential exposure for nonperformance of obligations under a contract.

Listen as the panel offers best practices for negotiating and structuring telemedicine agreements. The panel will discuss current trends in telemedicine practices and contract negotiations, the various agreements to consider, critical provisions in telemedicine agreements, and strategies for resolving common areas of dispute.



  1. Telemedicine trends and emerging platforms
  2. Types of telemedicine agreements
  3. Regulatory compliance issues
  4. Key provisions
  5. Best practices to minimize liability


The panel will review these and other relevant issues:

  • What are the different types of telemedicine agreements for telemedicine practitioners/end-users?
  • What are the key provisions for a telemedicine agreement from the telemedicine companies' perspective?
  • What are the regulatory compliance challenges facing telemedicine/mHealth companies when structuring the telemedicine agreement?
  • What are the steps for drafting telemedicine agreements to ensure quality care and minimize exposure for noncompliance of obligations under the contract?


Jackson, Marshall
Marshall E. Jackson, Jr.

McDermott Will & Emery

Mr. Jackson focuses his practice on transactional and regulatory counseling for clients in the healthcare industry, as...  |  Read More

Johnson, Ryan
Ryan S. Johnson

Fredrikson & Byron

Mr. Johnson represents clients in a variety of transactions. He structures and negotiates acquisitions,...  |  Read More

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