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New COVID-19 Telehealth HIPAA & Medicare Compliance Updates

Instructor Paul R. Hales 
Webinar ID 30085
Duration 60 Minutes  

Webinar Price Details


The COVID-19 emergency brought major changes to HIPAA and Medicare Rules for Telehealth/Telemedicine.

Some are categorized as temporary but some are permanent due to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The changes were driven by the need to protect patients and providers in an unprecedented, rapidly changing environment.

This webinar explains both temporary and permanent changes to Federal law governing the provision of Telehealth/Telemedicine services. And it discusses best practices for providers in implementing the changed rules and potential pitfalls they should avoid. Changes made up to the date of the webinar and lessons learned since the COVID-19 outbreak will be included.

Why should you Attend

You should attend this webinar to learn how to take advantage of the new, permanent and temporary Medicare Telehealth reimbursement regulations and temporary HIPAA waivers designed to reduce stress and patient surge during the COVID-19 outbreak. And you should attend to learn how to avoid stretching temporary waivers so far that your organization violates regulations that continue to be enforced.

Areas Covered in the Session

  • Permanent Medicare reimbursement modifications for Telehealth services
  • Temporary Medicare reimbursement modifications for Telehealth services
  • Temporary relaxation of Federal HIPAA regulatory enforcement against covered health care providers in connection with the good faith provision of Telehealth during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency
  • Best Practices for taking advantage of temporary HIPAA enforcement relaxation and pitfalls to avoids
  • Best practices for implementing Medicare Telehealth/Telemedicine reimbursement modifications
  • Compliance with HIPAA Privacy and Security Rule requirements that continue to be enforceds
  • HIPAA violations observed during the COVID-19 outbreak that may trigger government enforcement investigations or private lawsuits

Who Will Benefit

Health Care Covered Entities

  • Health Care Providers
    • Hospitals
    • Clinics
    • Health Care Practices of all types and sizes
    • Physical, Occupational and Behavioral Therapists
  • Health Plans
    • Group Health Plan Administrators
    • Third Party Group Health Plan Administrators
    • Health Plan Administrators
  • Personnel
    • Executive Management - all Covered Entities
    • Compliance Committee - Covered Entity Board of Trustees
    • Practice Managers - Covered Entities
    • Attorneys for Covered Entities - In-house and Outside Counsel
    • Chief Compliance Officer - all Covered Entities
    • HIPAA Compliance Officials - Privacy and Security
    • Patient Engagement and Marketing Specialists
    • Patient Outreach Coordinators
    • Risk Managers
    • Covered Entity Owners and Senior Management
    • Compliance Committee -Physician, Practitioner-owned Covered Entities

Vendors and Business Associates

  • Billing companies
  • Collection Agencies
  • Practice Management Companies
  • Health Care Marketing Consultants
  • Health Care Compliance Consultants
  • Attorneys for Business Associates - In-house and Outside Counsel

Speaker Profile

Paul R. Hales, J.D. is widely recognized for his expert knowledge and ability to explain the HIPAA Rules clearly in plain language. Paul is an attorney licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States and a graduate of Columbia University Law School with an international practice in HIPAA privacy and security. He is the author of all content in The HIPAA E-Tool®, an Internet-based, complete HIPAA compliance solution with separate editions for Covered Entities, Business Associates, Health Plans and Third Party Administrators.