What services will a provider and its professionals be providing under a telemedicine arrangement? We counsel clients to consider issues, including those recent developments from state medical boards on, for example:
Similar considerations are applicable to hospitals who want to send pathology samples to an affiliated clinical lab located in another state or country for analysis.
Particular service lines — such as mental health, neurology, and radiology — also demand their own specific considerations. For example, services provided under teleradiology arrangements are often physician-to-physician, so it is critical that you have a thorough understanding of the scope of practice, qualifying reads, and state licensure.