Nathaniel Lacktman, Chair of Foley & Lardner’s national Telemedicine & Digital Health Industry Team, will be the closing keynote speaker at the Telehealth21 Summit virtual conference on March 23-24, 2021, hosted by Xtelligent Healthcare Media. His presentation is titled, “Telehealth 2021 Reimbursement Update."
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.
Following the success of its prior annual telehealth conferences, Xtelligent Healthcare Media will host its fourth telehealth conference on March 23-24, 2021. Telehealth21 will feature exciting keynote speakers, informative panel sessions and two breakout workshops dealing with the hottest topics relevant to the healthcare provider ecosystem. Join us as we discuss issues like school-based telehealth, telemental health, reimbursement and policy, eICU programs and enterprise mHealth communication platforms. To learn more and register, visit the Summit website.