Telemental Health Services: Navigating Telemedicine Laws, State Licensure, Medicaid Coverage, Fraud, and Abuse
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide mental healthcare providers 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
- Legal challenges to the provision of telemental health services
- Licensure requirements
- Fraud and abuse laws
- Privacy and security
- Corporate practice of medicine
- E-prescription restrictions
- Reimbursement hurdles
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?
Rick L. Hindmand
Mr. Hindman focuses his practice on healthcare regulatory, data privacy, cybersecurity, corporate, and... | Read More
Mr. Hindman focuses his practice on healthcare regulatory, data privacy, cybersecurity, corporate, and transactional matters. He represents physicians and other healthcare providers and organizations in structuring group practices, joint ventures, medical device companies, as well as physician/hospital alignment strategies and involvement in accountable care organizations (ACOs). He also assits healthcare providers and businesses with potential compliance challenges, including compliance with the Stark physician self-referral law, federal and state anti-kickback laws, and corporate practice and fee-splitting restrictions.Close
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