Crash Course Webinar Series

Take a coffee break Tuesdays in September at 2 p.m. ET to join us for a 15-minute webinar covering trending telehealth issues!

We know you are busy and want to stay current on trending telehealth issues that affect your organization. To meet this need, we are offering a “crash course” webinar series. You can pick and choose sessions to attend or sign up for all four 15-minute sessions, depending on your availability and level of interest.

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How Do I Get Paid?

Tuesday, September 8 – 2:00 – 2:15 p.m. ET
Presenters: Amy Lerman

As consumers and the health care industry increasingly embrace telehealth technologies as a modality for delivering health care services, payers’ support for these technologies becomes critically important. The current landscape of telehealth reimbursement is evolving as payers work to adjust to changing rules regarding coverage, including growing support among states for parity laws that require coverage of telehealth services in a manner comparable to how those services are covered if provided to patients in person.

In the first installment of EBG’s Telehealth Crash Course series, we will discuss the current reimbursement landscape, including distinctions between various payer models and the growing impact of state parity laws, and some of the current state-specific concerns regarding regulatory issues and risks that may impede development of reimbursement schemes for telehealth services in certain states.

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Do States Like Telehealth?

Tuesday, September 15 – 2:00 – 2:15 p.m. ET

Telehealth has gone mainstream. As technology becomes more sophisticated and clinicians find innovative ways to provide services, the various applications of telehealth are taking on new dimensions. The trend toward telehealth is being driven by employers, private insurers, clinicians, and technology companies. The trend notwithstanding, serious legal and regulatory issues remain and will be a barrier to the wider adoption of telehealth. With the significant attention that recent litigation and enforcement activities in certain states have received, many view state laws and policies as the biggest impediment to the wider adoption of telehealth.

In the second installment of EBG’s Telehealth Crash Course series, we will discuss recent legal and regulatory developments in the states related to telehealth and the various initiatives underway to facilitate greater adoption of telehealth. Additionally, we will address issues such as multistate provider licensure, scope of practice, prescribing, and recently introduced state telehealth-related bills.

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How Do I Implement Telehealth in My Plan?

Tuesday, September 22 – 2:00 – 2:15 p.m. ET
Presenter: Adam Solander

Many questions may arise as employers assess the best practices for implementing telehealth in a group health plan. These questions may include the following: “Which employees should I offer telehealth to?” “How can I incorporate telehealth into my group health plan?” And, potentially the most important question may be, “Is telehealth here to stay?”

In the third installment of EBG’s Telehealth Crash Course series, we will examine all of those questions and the potential issues that employers may need to navigate throughout the process of implementing telehealth.

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How Will My Organization Absorb the Influx of New Patients?

Tuesday, September 29 – 2:00 – 2:15 p.m. ET

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) has forced U.S. health care organizations to think about how best to position themselves to take advantage of such a massive change. It has been estimated that the ACA will expand coverage to approximately 32 million individuals lawfully present in the United States. At the same time, the United States’ rapidly increasing aging population will account for an additional 15 more million seniors covered by Medicare. This incredible influx of elderly and newly insured patients is forcing an already overly burdened U.S. health care system to utilize and implement policies to adequately handle this expanded patient population. But how will health care organizations absorb this radical increase in potential patients? Many are exploring telehealth/telemedicine options as an integral component of their treatment paradigm. They also need to address where the additional health care professionals will come from if the United States is not producing sufficient numbers.

In the final installment of EBG’s Telehealth Crash Course series, we will explore the potential health care immigration issues that employers should be aware of, as well as immigrant options that are available to help health care organizations recruit the foreign talent required to keep pace with a changing landscape.

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Have a question on any of these issues? Please email the session speaker or Whitney Krebs, Senior Business Development Coordinator, at [email protected].