Telehealth on the OIG Radar and Legislative Docket

Venue

This is a virtual event, accessible over phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.

Description

This is a complimentary program offered as a part of the Bloomberg Law Big Law Business Webinar Series.

This webinar will provide background on coverage and reimbursement policy for telehealth in Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial payers.  Our discussion of Medicare coverage and reimbursement will focus on the OIG's Report which found almost $3.7M of improper Medicare payment for telehealth services.  This discussion will focus on the specific noncompliance cited in the report and discuss ways in which providers can mitigate similar risk areas.  The speakers will also summarize other recent developments in the telehealth space including recently proposed legislation related to remote prescribing and Medicare coverage. Finally, the webinar will highlight ongoing issues providers and others involved in telehealth should consider in the context of their telehealth offerings.

Educational Objectives:

  • Recognize what providers need to know for compliant telehealth billing;
  • Learn about recent legislative developments surrounding coverage and reimbursement policy for telehealth;
  • Understand ongoing issues providers and others involved in telehealth should consider in the context of their telehealth offerings.

Who Should Attend:

Attorney/Counsel, CEO/President, General Counsel, Managing Partner, Of Counsel, Partner, Practice Group Leader

Presenters

Emily H. Wein
  • Shareholder
  • Baker Donelson

Ms. Wein advises health care clients on a wide spectrum of regulatory matters, including telehealth practice matters, coverage and reimbursement; Medicare and Medicaid enrollment; HIPAA privacy issues, Stark and federal Anti-kickback Law compliance, and other fraud and abuse topics; as well general provider operational issues especially in the context of daily hospital operations.

She also assists clients with transactional matters, such as acquisitions and changes of ownership of health care providers. She was previously associate counsel at a large interdisciplinary health system where she served as a primary source for guidance with respect to fraud and abuse, HIPAA and state privacy law, and Medicare and Medicaid participation issues.

Amit Rao
  • Senior Policy Analyst
  • Baker Donelson

Amit Rao advises clients on congressional and regulatory health policy developments, including Affordable Care Act implementation, health insurance market trends, and payment and delivery system reforms in Medicare and Medicaid.

Before joining the Firm, Amit worked as a senior policy analyst and manager of government affairs at Horizon Government Affairs. He analyzed health insurance market trends and developed policy proposals to improve health coverage affordability across commercial insurance, public insurance exchanges, Medicare and Medicaid. Amit also managed regular operations, established policy priorities and coordinated advocacy strategy for multi-stakeholder coalitions of payers, employers, life sciences companies, patient organizations and providers. Finally, he provided clients with strategies for navigating the congressional and regulatory policymaking processes and advocated for federal health policy reforms through direct lobbying of Administration and Congressional offices.

Prior to his time with Horizon, Amit worked as a senior policy analyst for Breakaway Policy Strategies, advising clients regarding Affordable Care Act implementation, the impacts of health plan benefit designs on market access, and payment and delivery system reforms in Medicare and Medicaid. Prior to joining Breakaway, Amit started his career as a project assistant for the Bipartisan Policy Center.

Continuing Education

Credits:
General COA, 1.0 CLE
Practice Areas:
Legal
Prerequisite:
A basic understanding of telehealth issues.
Level:
Intermediate
Production Date:
06/13/2018