Opportunities and Risks for Telehealth under HIPAA and State Privacy Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Join us for a webinar series, presented with the American Telemedicine Association, on the opportunities and risks for telehealth under HIPAA and state privacy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights’ HIPAA waivers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic offer opportunities for health providers seeking to rapidly expand access and connectivity for patients on a scale never seen before. Some states, including Medicaid programs, have followed suit. While such waivers of privacy and security laws present new opportunities, they also pose significant immediate and long-term risks for providers that fail to utilize these temporary waivers properly. Providers should consider and remain wary of the waivers’ limitations, particularly given the uneven responses from states, the ongoing risk of common-law privacy claims, third-party payer contractual terms and coverage requirements, technology vendors’ licensing terms, and the ever-present risk of government investigations and reviews once the COVID-19 pandemic comes to an end. This webinar presentation is a two-part series.
Alexis Gilroy, Partner, Jones Day
David Kopans, Of Counsel, Jones Day
Kristen McDonald, Partner, Jones Day
Mauricio Paez, Partner, Jones Day
Kevin Harper, Director of Public Policy, American Telemedicine Association