Telehealth, Remote Care and Home Care – Legal and Practical ConsiderationsPDF
There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the acceptance and use of telehealth. As providers and patients have begun to acclimate to different forms of care delivery, we anticipate that alternative modes of care will continue to thrive, even post-pandemic. Robinson Bradshaw attorneys Jennifer Hutchens, Kelly Koeninger and Fara Soubouti discussed this topic at the 2020 i2i Center for Integrative Health's Virtual Pinehurst conference. They provided an update on legal developments in 2020 related to telehealth, and offered practical advice on how to prepare for and adapt to these changes. In particular, the panel discussed important legal considerations for behavioral health providers related to telemedicine, home care and remote monitoring. They also discussed privacy laws related to telehealth and changes providers and patients can expect to see in the coming year.
- The expansion of regulatory authorization for telemedicine due to COVID-19.
- Legal and business “lessons learned” during COVID-19.
- Post-COVID-19 predictions for the use of telemedicine and forthcoming regulatory changes.
- New federal privacy laws covering substance use disorder treatment and possible updates from HHS.