AHLA Telehealth Law Handbook: A Practical Guide to Virtual Care (AHLA Members)
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Telehealth Law Handbook: A Practical Guide to Virtual Care will help you navigate the highly dynamic and state-law dependent practice of telehealth. Telehealth is changing relationships not only between physicians and patients, but also among providers, and between providers and payers. As state and federal legislators and regulators take note of these changed relationships, the law is changing as well.
The reader will find information on:
- telemedicine licensure requirements in all 50 states;
- types of state licensure, exceptions, and how licensure laws apply in particular practice situations;
- telehealth regulatory requirements;
- telehealth practice and communication models;
- payment and reimbursement considerations, including telehealth payment and reimbursement rules under Medicare and Medicaid programs;
- emerging state laws known as telehealth commercial insurance and payment parity statutes;
- medical staff credentialing;
- ethics and liability issues;
- fraud and abuse compliance;
- corporate practice of medicine prohibitions;
- privacy and security issues; and
- mobile health technology.
This book examines how the law impacts all manner of telehealth relationships. We trust you will find this book useful in developing your understanding of the complex rules surrounding this method of health care delivery.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Licensing
1.2 Current State of Telemedicine Licensure—State-by-State Analysis Required
Table 1.1 Applicability of State Medical Licensure Requirements to Interstate Telemedicine
Table 1.2 Physician-to-Physician Consultation Exceptions from Licensure Requirements.
Chapter 2 Telehealth Regulatory Requirements
2.2 Telehealth Models
2.3 Telehealth Practice Requirements
2.4 Vulnerable Patient Populations
2.5 Non-Physician Providers and Telehealth
2.6 Remote Prescribing
2.7 Continuity of Care
Table 2.1 Telehealth Statutes and Regulations
Chapter 3 Payment and Reimbursement
3.2 Medicare Coverage of Telehealth Services
3.3 Qualifying Rural Area
3.4 Qualifying Originating Site
3.5 Eligible Distant Site Practitioners
3.6 Eligible Telecommunications Technology
3.7 Eligible CPT/HCPCS Codes
3.8 Medicare Billing, Coding, and Payment for Telehealth Services 3.9 Medicare and Other Remote Practitioner Services
3.10 Medicaid Coverage of Telehealth Services
3.11 Commercial Telehealth Insurance Coverage Laws
Table 3.1 50-State Survey Telehealth Commercial Insurance Coverage Laws
Chapter 4 Emerging Legal and Ethical Issues in Telehealth
4.1 Medical Staff Issues
4.2 Ethics and Liability Issues
4.3 Fraud and Abuse
4.4 Corporate Practice of Medicine
4.5 Privacy and Security Issues in Telehealth
4.6 Mobile Health Technology