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Telehealth – During and After COVID-19
May 6, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am MDT
This is an overview of technological, legal, regulatory and liability aspects of telehealth in the context of the COVID-19 emergency. COVID-19 has compelled providers in every specialty and setting to investigate the potential of telehealth for their practices. This program, updated with new regulatory information specific to the COVID-19 emergency declaration, is a general introduction to telehealth. It reviews technical, legal, ethical, regulatory and liability implications. It discusses platforms, consent, standards of care, security and documentation requirements and gives some approaches to evolving best practices. It touches on payment but cannot provide specific coding and reimbursement guidance in that area. Telehealth is part of the broader practice of “e-communication,” which includes email, texting, electronic health record portals and telephone care. Infrastructure that once required an intimidating investment in hardware and support is now as ubiquitous as the cellphones in our pockets. These media devices are becoming essential tools for health care in 2020. Although many regulatory authorities and payers have insisted that the relaxation of restrictions on telehealth during the COVID-19 emergency are not permanent, there is room for discussion about whether it will be possible to return to the pre-COVID-19 environment.
• Become familiar with telehealth-use cases, applications and platforms.
• Understand professional liability risks and insurance coverage issues arising from non-face-to-face medicine.
• Understand the legal and regulatory framework for the practice of telehealth under the new COVID-19 rules.
• C-suite team
• Human resource and compliance staff
Michael Victoroff, MD, is the risk management consultant for health information technology at COPIC, where he specializes in liability and safety aspects of hospital information technology. Dr. Victoroff is board-certified in clinical informatics and family medicine. He is a clinical professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and adjunct faculty in the graduate school at the University of Denver. He was named Colorado Family Physician of the Year in 1996. Dr. Victoroff practiced family medicine and obstetrics for 19 years. His publications include articles and book chapters on bioethics, medical computing, managed care, medical errors and patient safety. He is a nationally recognized speaker on safety and liability related to health information technology.
May 6; 8:30 a.m. MDT