Kathleen Premo, Beth Scarola Quoted in “COVID-19 Drives States to Relax Telehealth Restrictions”

Communications Daily

Kathleen M. Premo, Member of the Firm, and Elizabeth Scarola, Associate, in the Health Care & Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s St. Petersburg office, were quoted in Communications Daily, in “COVID-19 Drives States to Relax Telehealth Restrictions,” by Adam Bender.

Following is an excerpt:

States are rapidly changing rules to increase telehealth access as a pandemic intensifies the need for remote care. …

States previously showed “strong appetite” for telehealth, but “this general support ... often lacked key foundational elements such as regulatory infrastructure, license streamlining, guidance on permitted shareholders in corporate practice of medicine states, and most importantly, reimbursement mandates,” said Epstein Becker’s Kathleen Premo. Differences in laws and rules are the largest barrier to telehealth startups, said Elizabeth Scarola, another healthcare attorney with the firm. “Without one uniform licensing regime, it has been difficult for one single company to quickly operationalize.”