TeleMental Health Services: Overcoming Legal Hurdles
Navigating Telemedicine Laws, State Licensure Requirements, Medicaid Coverage, Fraud and Abuse Laws, and More
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide guidance for counsel to healthcare facilities, practitioners and other providers of mental healthcare on the requirements and exceptions for telemental health services. The panel will offer best practices for overcoming the legal challenges and discuss what providers should do to comply with the requirements.
- 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 health care 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
- Practical challenges
- Maintenance of mental health records (e.g., retention, access, disclosure)
- Continuity of care
- Quality 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?
- What are the practical challenges with mental health records?
Adam D. Romney
Davis Wright Tremaine
Mr. Romney's practice focuses on healthcare law. He supports health care providers on multiple issues... | Read More
Mr. Romney's practice focuses on healthcare law. He supports health care providers on multiple issues including, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, regulatory and enrollment matters, government and commercial payor audits and payment disputes, state licensing, developing telemedicine delivery models, and health care reform issues including accountable care, bundled payment and others. He previously worked for the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of Medicare Hearing and Appeals.Close
Amy F. Lerman
Epstein Becker & Green
Ms. Lerman focuses her practice on a variety of regulatory and transactional health care matters, including corporate... | Read More
Ms. Lerman focuses her practice on a variety of regulatory and transactional health care matters, including corporate compliance, telehealth/telemedicine, Medicare program integrity auditing and monitoring, and durable medical equipment. She advises clients on legal, regulatory, and reimbursement matters arising under the Medicare, Medicaid, and other third-party reimbursement programs and assists clients in evaluating, developing, and implementing healthcare compliance programs.Close
Dr. Donovan Wong
Medical Director of Behavioral Health
Doctor on Demand
Dr. Wong is a psychiatrist who has worked in diverse settings, including clinics and emergency rooms in California,... | Read More
Dr. Wong is a psychiatrist who has worked in diverse settings, including clinics and emergency rooms in California, Louisiana and Texas, as well as in shelters and on an RV traveling around New York City. His career has been dedicated to telehealth and primary care integration, including prior with Los Angeles County and as Medical Director at Tamber Health.Close