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American Telemedicine Association Annual International Meeting

22-25 April 2017

Location

  • Orange County Convention Center
    9800 International Drive
    Orlando, FL 32819

Agenda

April 22 - 25 2017
Foley Partner Nathaniel Lacktman and Foley attorney Thomas (T.J.) Ferrante, chair and member respectively, of the firm’s Telemedicine Industry Team and Digital Health Group, will be speakers at the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) Annual International Meeting in Orlando, April 22-25, 2017.

The American Telemedicine Association is the leading international resource and advocate promoting the use of advanced remote medical technologies. ATA works to fully integrate telemedicine into transformed health care systems to improve quality, equity and affordability of healthcare throughout the world.

To learn more and register for this event, visit the ATA2017 Telehealth 2.0 website. Information on each of Mr. Lacktman's and Mr. Ferrante's presentations can be found below.

Transformation in Telemedicine: Leading Telemedicine Programs for Institutions and Other Large Providers

Mr. Lacktman will be making a presentation titled, “Transformation in Telemedicine: Leading Telemedicine Programs for Institutions and Other Large Providers.”

This half-day, provider-oriented course focuses on Transformation in Telemedicine. Participants will hear from five expert speakers, each addressing how their institutions are dealing with telemedicine in the changing landscape of healthcare delivery and policy. The program will conclude with a one-hour discussion among the panelists, fielding questions and sharing perspectives on transformation, implementation, and what to expect from telemedicine in 2017 and beyond.

Mr. Lacktman will be joined by an expert panel including:

  • Bryan Arkwright, Interim Corporate Director of Telehealth, Shriners Hospitals for Children
  • Taylan Bozkurt, Assistant Chief Operating Officer and Director of Telemedicine, Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America
  • Terrence Lewis, Senior Associate Counsel, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
  • Gigi Sorenson, System Director of Telehealth & Community Connected Care, Northern Arizona Healthcare
  • Sarah Sossong, Telehealth Director, Massachusetts General Hospital

Negotiating & Advocating for Commercial Health Plan Payment Without a Coverage Law

Mr. Lacktman will be making a presentation titled, “Negotiating & Advocating for Commercial Health Plan Payment Without a Coverage Law.”

This panel presentation addresses the real world of how to negotiate telehealth coverage with commercial health plans when the provider's state lacks a telehealth coverage law. The panelists, each of whom has in-the-trenches experience with such negotiations and research across many states, will discuss how providers can approach health plans for coverage and reimbursement. The topic will be specifically tailored to address strategies for states with: 1) no telehealth coverage statute; or 2) weak telehealth coverage statutes and/or no payment parity law. The session will also devote a portion of time to share ideas on how providers can advocate in their home state for passage of meaningful telehealth commercial coverage statutes, and lock arms in the interest of promoting true coverage and payment parity across the board.

Mr. Lacktman will be joined by an expert panel including:

  • Elizabeth Miller, State President, Florida, WellCare Health Plans
  • Lauren Lashbrook, Business Development Manager, Mend

Addiction Treatment via Telemedicine in the Era of the Ryan Haight Act

Mr. Ferrante's presentation is titled “Addiction Treatment via Telemedicine in the Era of the Ryan Haight Act.”

The course will present an analysis of the array of geographic areas and community settings that present the most promising opportunities for addiction treatment via telemedicine. We will then review the clinical and logistical strengths and weaknesses of telemedicine for substance use treatment. We will provide tools to effectively navigate telemedicine counseling and treatment sessions to help optimize outcomes. Finally, we will provide a policy update on the Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act which will help guide the appropriate prescribing of controlled substances for addiction treatment via telemedicine.

The ATA is the leading international resource and advocate promoting the use of advanced remote medical technologies. ATA works to fully integrate telemedicine into transformed health care systems to improve quality, equity and affordability of health care throughout the world.

To learn more and register for this event, visit the ATA2017 Telehealth 2.0 website.