Telemental Health Services: Navigating Telemedicine Laws, State Licensure, Medicaid Coverage, Fraud and Abuse
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide providers of mental healthcare and their counsel on the rules and requirements regarding telemental health services. The panel will offer recommendations for overcoming the legal challenges and discuss what providers should do to comply with the requirements.
- Brief introduction
- Prevalence of mental illness in the U.S.
- Scarcity of mental health providers in the U.S.
- Why telemental health is increasingly at the forefront of healthcare discussions and how telemental health services can address scarcity issues
- Quality of care
- Legal challenges to the provision of telemental health services
- Licensure requirements
- Fraud and abuse laws
- Privacy and security
- Corporate practice of medicine
- E-prescription anticipated changes
- Practical hurdles
- Continuity of care
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What legal challenges do telemental health providers face to meet licensing requirements?
- What are the regulatory hurdles for telemental health services relating to anti-kickback and self-referral?
- How should mental health records be handled?
- How do Medicaid and Medicare reimburse for telemental health services?
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Dr. Chanel Heermann
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Joseph P. McMenamin
McMenamin Law Offices
Mr. McMenamin concentrates his practice on advising clients on legal issues pertinent to telemedicine. Although most of... | Read More
Mr. McMenamin concentrates his practice on advising clients on legal issues pertinent to telemedicine. Although most of his work is domestic, he was a principle draftsman of the Draft International Convention on Telemedicine and Telehealth, a proposal of the Committee on Law and Medicine of the International Bar Association to the UN. As a member of the European Health Telematics Association (EHTEL) Thematic Working Group, he assisted in the preparation of "Development of eHealth in Europe," an EHTEL Position Paper. He currently advises private clients respecting legal questions arising from providing cross-border services.Close