Technological advancements have allowed for the delivery of health care in ways that may have seemed unimaginable just a short time ago. The use of telemedicine or real time, two-way communication via video feed allows for patients to be seen regardless of their or their health care provider’s location. This allows for the provision of state of the art health care in rural areas and the provision of specialty care where such services may be lacking. Both the Federal government and many states have recognized the benefit of telemedicine services and enacted statutes, regulations, and guidance both authorizing and encouraging the use of telemedicine (such as mandating payment for telemedicine services from Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurers). While telemedicine offers many advantages to both patients and health care providers, providers must be aware of and compliant with a labyrinth of both Federal and state requirements for the provision of health care services via telemedicine. Hancock Daniel can assist providers of all types, from large hospital systems to individual practitioners, to ensure that their use of telemedicine complies with the latest Federal and state requirements as well as the standard of care.
- Facility Credentialing and Privileging of Telemedicine Providers
- Telemedicine Agreements with Distant Site Providers such as Teleradiology
- Compliance with Federal and State Reimbursement Requirements
- Practitioner State Scope of Practice and Licensure Requirements