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Telehealth

Overview

Telehealth is an innovative approach for providers to increase access to healthcare in rural communities, while improving quality outcomes and reducing costs. Waller attorneys work with providers, investors and telehealth technology companies on the implementation of telehealth strategies and are knowledgeable about the needs and challenges facing the telehealth community. As with most innovations, the marketplace is far ahead of the law. To assist legal and policy concerns in the emerging market, Waller’s multidisciplinary team of lawyers – including attorneys with extensive experience in compliance and operations issues, healthcare information technology matters, and data security and patient privacy regulations – are advising telehealth providers and investors on key issues, including:

  • Applicable federal and state telemedicine laws
  • State licensing requirements for clinicians involved in telehealth
  • Transactional issues, including contracts with telemedicine providers
  • Pathways for third-party reimbursement under federal and state healthcare programs and within the private payor market
  • Compliance with state and federal laws affecting the practice of telehealth
  • Medical liability risk management
  • Contract negotiations with providers, payors, and telehealth technology companies
  • The impact of current and pending state and federal legislation and regulations on client operations, corporate structures and reimbursement
  • The coordination of client issues with professional and trade associations and the development of industry coalitions to pursue policy objectives

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