COVID-19 & Your Business: Frequent Questions

I am a healthcare provider. Can I begin offering telemedicine consultations to lower the risk of potential exposure to COVID-19 for my patients and staff?

Telemedicine is regulated at the state level, and the general rules for telemedicine apply even in cases when a potential public health emergency exists. Healthcare providers who wish to start offering telemedicine should consult an attorney to make sure that they have complied with all applicable laws and regulations.

For more information on the expanded access to telehealth and telehealth coverage, see e-Alert: Telehealth: A Powerful Tool in Fighting COVID-19 Emergency-Driven Waivers and Payment Parity Requirements, which addresses the expansion of telehealth coverage for Medicare beneficiaries, relaxed state-licensing requirements for providers, and more.

Last updated March 20

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