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05/12/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 05/10/2021 18:12

Telehealth 2021 Update: How COVID-19 Has Changed Telemedicine

Foley Partner Thomas (T.J.) Ferrante will be speaking at the Health Care Law section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association Webinar series on May 12th at 12 p.m. ET. His presentation is titled, 'Telehealth 2021 Update: How COVID-19 Has Changed Telemedicine.'

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 focus on the mainstreaming of telehealth that occurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and where it will be in the months, and years, to come.

To find out more about this webinar, and to register, click here.