Telehealth Credentialing and Privileging: Minimizing Liability, Protecting Patient Privacy, Ensuring Quality Care

A live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A


Wednesday, June 21, 2017
1:00pm-2:30pm EDT, 10:00am-11:30am PDT

Early Registration Discount Deadline, Friday, June 2, 2017


This CLE webinar will provide guidance for counsel to healthcare facilities and practitioners on CMS’ rule and guidance for telehealth credentialing and privileging. The panel will outline the steps for providers to comply with the rule and ensure effective and confidential telehealth practices.

Description

Recent developments in patient-service delivery systems, accountable care organizations and technology have transformed the physician/patient relationship. The developments have also impacted the platforms through which patients access healthcare, paving the way for advances in telehealth and underscoring the importance of effective credentialing and privileging of telehealth practitioners.

As telehealth expands and reliance on telehealth practitioners grows, healthcare facilities and entrepreneurs must take steps to navigate the many risks that come with implementing telehealth practices, minimize liability, protect patient privacy, and ensure quality of care. Such steps include revising medical staff bylaws, creating new policies, negotiating written agreements, and monitoring telehealth practitioners.

Listen as our authoritative panel of healthcare attorneys reviews the requirements of the CMS rule, lessons from enforcement and experience, and changes for healthcare facilities, entrepreneurs and practitioners engaged in telehealth practices. The panel will also discuss the interplay among the Joint Commission’s telehealth standards, state medical board guidance, and telehealth guidelines from professional associations, as well as best practices for compliance with these standards, guidance and guidelines.

Outline

  1. CMS’ rule on credentialing and privileging and lessons learned
    1. Requirements of CMS’ rule
    2. Credentialing and privileging issues
    3. Regulatory compliance challenges
  2. Impact on healthcare facilities, entrepreneurs and practitioners
    1. Revising medical staff bylaws and creating hospital policies
    2. Negotiating written agreements and minimizing risk exposure
    3. Monitoring telehealth practitioners to assess quality of care
    4. Protecting patient privacy amid technological advancements
  3. Compliance strategies for new guidance and guidelines
    1. Understanding individual state requirements
    2. Assessing the impact of new guidance and guidelines
    3. Accommodating the use of telehealth technologies

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • Provisions to include in the agreement between the telehealth provider and the hospital
  • Requirements for healthcare facilities and providers to implement the telehealth rule
  • Steps for healthcare organizations to minimize the liability risks for the practice of telehealth through the credentialing, privileging and monitoring of practitioners

Faculty

Richard D. Barton, Partner
Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch, San Diego

Mr. Barton has represented health care providers and health systems for over 30 years. As trial counsel, he has tried and arbitrated over 100 matters on behalf of health systems, hospitals, physician groups, and individual providers in business, class action, professional liability, fraud and abuse, and administrative matters in both Federal and State court. Mr. Barton has also been retained by numerous hospitals and health systems to serve in a consultative role to assist hospitals, medical staffs and physician groups in their oversight responsibilities.

Kim C. Stanger, Partner
Holland & Hart, Boise, Idaho

Mr. Stanger's practice focuses on healthcare transactions, including practitioner and payor contracts, joint ventures, practice formations, acquisitions, and mergers, conversions and physician integration. He helps clients comply with laws and regulations governing healthcare, including Stark, the Anti-Kickback Statute, HIPAA, EMTALA, HITECH, Medicare and Medicaid requirements, and licensing rules. He also advises clients in governance matters, including drafting and implementing board and medical staff bylaws, policies and rules.


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