State licensure and differing regulations on privacy, licensure and other questions have always been a barrier to virtual-care models that seek to care for anyone with an Internet connection. Which of those hurdles have been overcome and which still remain? And how did COVID-19 and its associated waivers affect this complex issue?
On this episode of HIMSSCast, a tie-in to our Virtual Care Paradigm series, host Jonah Comstock welcomes Heather Alleva, an associate at Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney specializing in healthcare law, to get a rundown on some of these issues, including some little-known practice restrictions. If you’re thinking about starting a multistate virtual care business, be sure to give this one a listen.
- How COVID affected licensure laws, and what’s happening to them now.
- How different state laws affect telehealth reimbursement.
- How reimbursement affects adoption and investment.
- Pros and cons of payment parity.
- Telehealth licensure compacts and where they are today.
- Limits and levers of federal government power.
- How the government can lead by example.
- How restrictions can hinder telehealth innovation.
- Privacy and security legislative barriers.
- The corporate practice of medicine prohibition.
- Antitrust laws and health technology.
- How to navigate the complexities of telehealth regulations.
More about this episode:
Virtual care regulation: What’s next (this episode’s companion TV segment)