Foley Senior Counsel Thomas (T.J.) Ferrante and Associate Allie Shalom, members of the firm’s Health Care, Telemedicine, and Digital Health Industry Teams, will be presenting during the conference.
Thomas (T.J.) Ferrante’s panel session is titled, “Telemedicine & Law: What Companies Need to Know.” He will be joined by Laura Weidenfeld (Partner, Jones Day) and Rene Quashie (VP, Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Digital Health, Consumer Technology Association).
The session will discuss the key legal and regulatory issues an organization must understand when offering telemedicine services, particularly across multiple states or countries. It will cover clinician licensing and contracting, business structures, fraud enforcement and abuse, reimbursement, and ecommerce rules. The presentation will use real world examples to illustrate and apply the legal concepts in a practical format. A particular emphasis will be placed on entrepreneurs interested in growing and scaling telemedicine companies, both for DTC and B2B services.
Allie Shalom’s panel session is titled, “The “Regulatory Sprint:” Accelerating New Business Models for Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring.” She will be joined by Carrie Nixon (Managing Partner, Nixon Law) and Jordana Bernard (Director of Policy and Public Affairs, InTouch Health).
The Department of Health and Human Services launched its "Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care" in an effort to reduce regulatory burdens on the healthcare industry which have slowed adoption of value-based delivery/reimbursement models. CMS and OIG have proposed significant changes to the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and the Civil Monetary Penalty, while FDA is streamlining its approval process for digital health applications. These changes present a tremendous opportunity for telehealth and RPM companies to collaborate with their healthcare provider partners, creating innovative business models to accelerate the successful implementation of digital technologies that improve outcomes and reduce costs. Panelists will discuss the new care coordination, patient engagement, and value-based arrangement safe harbors to the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute; FDA's new regulations and guidance documents as they relate to digital health; reimbursement updates such as primary types of managed care structures, identify key issues in value-based contracting, and discuss emerging issues and current payor trends; and explore new types of business models that are evolving around these changes.
The American Telemedicine Association (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 healthcare throughout the world.
At ATA annual conferences, healthcare professionals and leaders from an array of healthcare and technology sectors unite to discover ways to make great choices for their organizations, the industry, and more importantly—the consumers. Attendees innovate, network, and return to their organizations with actionable insights, long-lasting connections, and new approaches to creating better solutions, outcomes and lower healthcare costs. To learn more and register for the conference, visit the ATA20 website.