Mobile Health Care: Navigating Regulatory Hurdles
In an age where delivery of services is now well engrained, mobile health care is also gaining strength as a legitimate provider of care. As examples, home health care agencies and concierge medical and other care resources can provide a full spectrum of care typically found only in medical offices, hospitals, or facilities. Even institutional providers now utilize traveling professionals throughout the US and internationally. Often care can be provided more efficiently and most cost effectively when supplied at a patient’s residence or at non-office or hospital setting. Yet, regulators and payors may have somewhat antiquated requirements that impose more restrictions to cover mobile care than services provided in brick-and-mortar settings.
In particular, as recent large audits emphasize, Medicare continues to require that mobile care meet greater standards for coverage when patients are seen in their home or long-term care setting than if they saw a doctor in an office. Likewise, licensing, credentialing, and federal laws may also place greater burdens on mobile providers who may also cross state lines to provide care. Maintaining privacy and security of patient data may also be difficult for mobile health care providers who rely on technology such as smart phones and laptops or utilize apps for maintaining medical records.
This webinar by expert speaker Wayne Miller will highlight the main organizational and business structures that work for mobile health care. It will also focus on the critical factors that Medicare and other governmental and commercial payors impose to pay for mobile health care services. The webinar will also cover how to address licensing, credentialing, and federal prescription drug requirements for mobile medical practices. Lastly, the session will address HIPAA privacy, security, and marketing rules that could trip up a mobile provider business if not addressed properly.
- What type of practice entity do mobile providers need to form?
- What standards apply to obtain payment for an E&M visit by Medicare when provided outside an office?
- Typical licensure and credentialing requirements for mobile health care
- Lessons from recent HHA and mobile medicine Medicare audits
- How to maintain HIPAA compliance for mobile health care data
- How can medications and devices be legally utilized when providing care in multiple jurisdictions?
Who Should Attend
This presentation will be of most interest to medical groups, physicians, hospitals, long term care facilities and other health care industry businesses involved or entering the mobile health care space.