Telemedicine Coverage Issues in Elder Care: Interplay With Medicare, Medicaid, and Long-Term Care Planning

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

Thursday, August 16, 2018

1:00pm-2:30pm EDT, 10:00am-11:30am PDT

Early Registration Discount Deadline, Friday, July 27, 2018

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This CLE webinar will guide elder law counsel on navigating the complicated issues of telehealth, expansion of coverage for these services through Medicare Advantage plans with the passage of the 2018 CHRONIC Care Act, and its interplay with Medicaid and long-term care planning.


Telehealth and telemedicine services are more accessible for aging adults, particularly those in rural or underserved communities, due to advancements in healthcare technology. While these services have the potential to increase the efficiency, quality and satisfaction of healthcare among this patient segment, questions persist regarding affordability for patients and providers and how they integrate with more traditional avenues of care. The enactment of the CHRONIC CARE Act in Feb. 2018 addresses some of these issues by expanding coverage for telehealth services under Medicare Advantage plans for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic conditions.

As expected, the intersection of this new federal law, other federal regulations, and the policies of state Medicaid agencies, commercial payors and state medical boards is multi-layered. The challenges are compounded by jurisdictional issues that arise when a provider of telehealth services offers patient care in a state where it doesn’t hold a license. Similarly, conflicting rules regarding covered services and requirements addressing the location of a patient at the time of treatment can undermine the benefits for patients.

Listen as our authoritative panel provides guidance for elder law attorneys on navigating the common issues that arise in telemedicine for aging adults, its interplay with Medicaid, and maximizing its benefits in long-term care planning.



  1. Telemedicine and telehealth applications in elder care
    1. 2018 CHRONIC CARE Act
    2. State Medicaid provisions
    3. State telehealth parity laws
  2. Coverage considerations in long-term care planning
    1. Medicare Advantage
    2. Medicaid managed care
    3. Commercial insurance


The panel will review these and other relevant issues:

  • What impact will states’ enactment of telehealth or telemedicine parity laws have on long-term care planning for aging adults?
  • How can patients ensure a provider is in compliance with state and federal fraud and abuse laws?
  • Are practitioners appropriately credentialed and meeting the federal, state and organizational requirements for engaging in telehealth/telemedicine services?


Grimm, Douglas
Douglas A. Grimm, FACHE

Arent Fox

Mr. Grimm is a healthcare regulatory lawyer who previously served as a former Chief Operating Officer of multiple...  |  Read More

Stemple, Hillary
Hillary M. Stemple

Arent Fox

Ms. Stemple regularly advises clients on compliance with health care fraud and abuse laws, with an emphasis on the...  |  Read More

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