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Hancock Estabrook's 2015 Health Law Symposium

Hancock Estabrook, LLP

 

2015 Health Law Symposium

 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

at the

DoubleTree by Hilton Syracuse

6301 State Route 298

East Syracuse, NY

 

PROGRAM:

Registration is complimentary.

 

Contact Cindy Strouse at (315) 565-4500 or cstrouse@hancocklaw.com to register.

 

Program

 

 

REGISTRATION AND LUNCH       

               11:30 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.

 

Welcome Remarks

 

 

TELEMEDICINE LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS:

A Panel Discussion Covering Licensure, Medical Staff Credentialing,

Reimbursement and Liability Issues

Hancock Estabrook, LLP

              

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

REFRESHMENT BREAK         

1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

 

UR TELEHEALTH CONNECTIONS: Using Telehealth to Increase Access to “Medicine of the Highest Order”           

Rajeev S. Ramchandran, M.D., M.B.A.

UR Telehealth Consortium

Michael Hasselberg, Ph.D., PMHNP-BC

UR Telehealth Consortium

 

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

REFRESHMENT BREAK

               3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

 

HOME TELEHEALTH IN OUR COMMUNITY            

Gail Carmichel, Vice President, Patient Services

VNA Homecare

 

3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

HEALTH LAW UPDATE

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

COCKTAIL RECEPTION

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

 

About This Event:

 

Telemedicine involves the use of technology allowing two-way, real-time interactive communication between the provider and a patient in order to deliver clinical health care services. In the broader sense “Telehealth”, or the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support clinical health care can include electronic document exchanges, telephone consultations, email or texting, remote patient monitoring as well as videoconferencing between provider and patient. The use of Telemedicine by providers is constantly expanding and evolving as a way to create a cost-effective alternative to more traditional face-to-face interactions between provider and patient. In fact, some have suggested that 1 in 6 visits in the coming year will be a virtual visit, and the expansion of Telemedicine and Telehealth services is bound to increase in the near future.

 

Recent changes under New York law and Medicare related to telemedicine reimbursement highlight the expanding role Telemedicine will play in the future of health care. Of course, changes to traditional healthcare delivery also mean that providers must consider how the use of these technologies will impact important legal considerations for healthcare providers, including licensure and credentialing, reimbursement and liability issues.

 

Hancock Estabrook’s 2015 Health Law Symposium will address the background legal considerations providers and healthcare administrators must consider with the expansion of Telemedicine and Telehealth, and will feature presentations from providers currently using these technologies who will provide practical insights into the benefits and pitfalls of Telemedicine and Telehealth expansion.