Health systems are now quickly ramping up telehealth services and remote patient monitoring technologies to meet increasing demand for virtual care amid the COVID-19 outbreak. In response to the pandemic, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has broadened access to telehealth for Medicare patients and affirmed payment parity for some telehealth services. It’s expected that commercial payers will follow CMS’ lead. These recent changes by CMS have eliminated some of the previous telehealth reimbursement barriers, at least temporarily.

How can providers navigate the legislative and regulatory changes for telehealth and remote patient monitoring in the past month? What are the new opportunities?  This webinar will explore some of the answers to those questions, as well as how to measure the financial impact of telehealth care.

Topics for discussion may include:

  • How recent legislative and regulatory changes impact reimbursement for telehealth
  • Understanding and measuring value of telehealth
  • Non-financial benefits of virtual care

Featured Speakers

Jacqueline Marks

Manager
Manatt Health

Jacqueline Marks is a Manager with Manatt Health, the healthcare legal and consulting group of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP. She provides project management, policy analysis and strategic business services to a variety of healthcare stakeholders, and has expertise in the following areas: digital health-enabled health system transformation, telehealth strategy development and policy analysis; strategic planning for academic medical centers and other healthcare providers; and women’s reproductive health policy. Most recently, Jacqueline has helped advise 5 different state Medicaid programs in their telehealth policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has collaborated with one state Medicaid program to draft various waves of their COVID-19 telehealth policy changes.

Kerry Palakanis

Executive Director Connect Care Operations
Intermountain Healthcare

Kerry Palakanis is the Executive Director of Connect Care at Intermountain Healthcare in Utah where she heads up the direct to consumer telehealth product lines. She is a family nurse practitioner who has worked for over 28 years in family practice specializing in rural health and telemedicine.

Krista Drobac

Partner
Sirona Strategies

Krista is a Partner at Sirona Strategies where she provides strategic advice on a broad range of state and federal legislative and regulatory issues around Medicaid, Medicare, accountable care, commercial insurance, digital health, public health and other areas. She also serves as the Chair of Aligning for Health and Executive Director of the Alliance for Connected Care.

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