Nelson Hardiman is proud of its expertise and reputation in the highly dynamic field of telehealth.
Here in California and across the nation telehealth is rapidly evolving and providers who are interested in this space must stay current with the various laws, regulations and often complex agency guidance that can exist. In addition to making sense of the current patchwork of laws and guidance today, state medical boards often vary dramatically in their attitudes toward telehealth and their level of enforcement activity. This is of particular concern to providers who may work with national platforms and who may receive discipline in one state that can be used to generate a series of piggy-back or reciprocal disciplinary actions from other jurisdictions where they may be also licensed due to national reporting by the Federation of State Medical Boards. Although general guidelines have been recommended and there is interest in moving towards national telehealth standards, the legal and regulatory challenges associated with telehealth today typically change sharply across state lines. Consequently, it is vital to retain experienced counsel in the event of any licensing board accusations or investigations.
Nelson hardiman represents a large number of telehealth providers and is known for its depth of experience in accomplishing its clients’ goals in this cutting-edge delivery model. Whether you are planning the design or launch of a mobile telehealth platform or are a physician who is concerned about internet prescribing providing, Nelson Hardiman can provide the detailed, proactive counseling and representation necessary to meet your particular business, regulatory, and strategic challenges. Our services span the range of telehealth issues and include, for example:
- Business Transactions – formation of professional corporations and management companies;
- Regulatory Defense – medical Board investigations, DEA audits/investigations and reimbursement audits;
- Compliance – corporate practice of medicine, licensing, internet prescribing, Stark and Anti-Kickback and HIPAA;
- Litigation – licensure, Medicare/Medi-Cal and DEA defense and appeals, False Claims Act/qui tam whistleblower litigation and general business disputes.