Womble Bond Dickinson healthcare attorney Alissa Fleming recently gave a webinar presentation on “The Use of Telemedicine in Home Health and Hospice” to the South Carolina Home Care & Hospice Association (SCHCHA).

The use of telemedicine has exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic, as providers and patients alike are looking for safe healthcare options and ways to maintain access to care. During the presentation, Fleming discussed such issues as reimbursement for telehealth services, how COVID-19 waivers impact the delivery of telehealth services, the scope of telehealth practice, including state scope of practice issues in South Carolina, and what changes the future may hold.

Specific topics addressed included an in-depth look Medicare reimbursement, the types of providers that may deliver telehealth services, Medicaid requirements, prescribing medication via telemedicine, and potential issues related to fraud and abuse.

Fleming advises national, regional and local healthcare providers on a broad range of legal issues, including Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement and regulatory compliance.