Foley Partner Nathaniel Lacktman, Chair of the firm’s Telemedicine Industry Team and co-chair of the firm’s Digital Health Group, will be a speaker at the Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center (MATRC) 2018 Annual Summit in Hershey, PA, April 15-17, 2018. His presentation is titled, “A Look at the Changing Legal Environment in 2018 and Beyond.”
Telemedicine laws have come a long way over the last 12 months, due in no small part to the efforts of MATRC members and advocates. This plenary session will cover the key legal and regulatory updates for all nine MATRC states in the past year, as well as changes on the federal level to anticipate in the year ahead. Attendees will review telehealth reimbursement laws, state regulations and licensing requirements, professional practice standards, and telemedicine prescribing of controlled substances. Special focus will be on emerging direct to consumer models, e-commerce, and ansynchronous telemedicine services.
The Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center is one of the Telehealth Resource Centers (TRCs) funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, which is part of the Office of Rural Health Policy. Nationally, there are 14 TRCs. This includes 12 Regional Centers, all with different strengths and regional expertise, and two National Centers, one focusing on technology assessment and one on telehealth policy. MATRC’s mission is to provide technical assistance and other resources within the mid-Atlantic states in order to advance the adoption and utilization of telehealth within the region; and to work collaboratively with the other federally funded Telehealth Resource Centers to accomplish the same nationally.
To learn more and register for this event, visit the MATRC 2018 Summit website.