In this podcast, AAI President Diana Moss talks with two experts about Telehealth and the many issues that it raises for the healthcare system, providers, and patients. These include policy questions around medical licensing, impact and equity, and competition. Telehealth is the distribution of health-related services and information via electronic and telecommunication technology. As a distinct modality, It allows for long-distance patient and clinician contact and the many elements, from patient care to remote admissions. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Telehealth has been notable and health systems, payers, employers, and new entrants have worked to expand Telehealth services. AAI’s guests on this episode of Ruled by Reason will discuss the many questions surrounding Telehealth today. For example, how will health systems deliver complex healthcare services via Telehealth? Which population segments and practice areas are likely to drive future utilization? How will medical licensing policies affect Telehealth moving forward? And how does competition in the healthcare supply chain, especially in health insurance, impact the provision of Telehealth services?
Kim Horvath is Senior Legislative Attorney with the American Medical Association Advocacy Resource Center in Chicago. She is an expert on the legal and policy dimensions of state-level issues important to physicians and their patients, including health information technology, medical liability reform, physician-led team-based care, physician licensure, telemedicine, and truth in advertising.
Jenna Milaeger is Partner in the Goldberg Law Group in Chicago. She represents and advises doctors and other licensed health care providers on a range of administrative and business law matters. These include professional licensing, Medicare, Medicaid audits and fraud investigations, commercial payer audits and appeals, professional credentialing and peer review matters, and corporate compliance.