Nathaniel Lacktman, Chair of Foley & Lardner’s national Telemedicine & Digital Health Industry Team, will be a speaker at the American Telemedicine Association EDGE conference on January 19, 2021. His panel presentation is titled, “Telehealth 2021 Forecast: Reimbursement and Licensing."
Mr. Lacktman will be joined by an expert panel including:
- Adimika Arthus (Executive Director, HealthTech for Medicaid)
- Mei Kwong (Executive Director, Center for Connected Health Policy)
- Elliot Vice (Director of Government Affairs, National Council of State Boards of Nursing).
While the COVID Public Health Emergency did not create the telehealth industry, it certainly accelerated its growth. A major catalyst for the growth in 2020 was a wide variety of expansions on coverage/payment for telehealth services, coupled with waivers on state licensure requirements. Together, the reduction of administrative barriers and the confidence of insurance reimbursement allowed telehealth companies to rapidly scale and grow, as well as experiment with new and different delivery models. While some of these waivers are temporary and will expire when the Public Health Emergency ends, not all waivers will end. And the lessons learned from 2020 might help propel policy arguments, supported by real-world clinical outcomes data, to make permanent many of these waivers. This session will gather telehealth policy experts to summarize the 2020 waivers on reimbursement and licensure, forecast which waivers will remain after the PHE ends, and what the telehealth industry might expect to see in 2021 regarding reimbursement and licensure.
As the only organization completely focused on advancing telehealth, the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) is working to change the way the world thinks about healthcare. ATA is committed to ensuring that everyone has access to safe, effective, and appropriate care when and where they need it, enabling the system to do more good for more people. ATA represents a broad and inclusive member network of technology solution providers and payers, as well as partner organizations and alliances. Together, ATA members work to advance industry adoption of telehealth, promote responsible policy, advocate for government and market normalization, and provide education and resources to help integrate virtual care into emerging value-based delivery models.
To learn more and register for this event, visit the ATA EDGE website.