Charles Dunham Quoted in “A New Era: The Opportunities & Challenges in Telehealth”Becker’s Spine Review August 23, 2017
Charles C. Dunham, IV, an Associate in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s Houston and New York offices, was quoted in Becker’s Spine Review, in “A New Era: The Opportunities & Challenges in Telehealth,” by Megan Wood.
Following is an excerpt:
“We are tracking state laws as they change, medical boards, pharmacy boards and opinions,” says Charles Dunham, an associate at healthcare law firm Epstein Becker Green’s Houston and New York offices. “It’s a new form of healthcare delivery and the government typically takes time to catch up and regulate.”
Mr. Dunham’s firm dove into the telehealth field years ago, initially representing physician practices utilizing telecommunication platforms to offer concierge medicine. He emphasizes that although telehealth and telemedicine are often terms used interchangeably, telehealth captures a larger umbrella of remote healthcare services. Telemedicine refers specifically to remote professional medical services.
“That’s where we saw it originally pop up. It has become more expansive with coverage from government and commercial payers,” Mr. Dunham says. The use of telehealth services is expanding into other settings now, such as hospitals and skilled nursing facilities.