Polsinelli’s Telehealth Practice counsels clients on telehealth model development and deployment. Launched in 2015, our practice advises clients on the changing legal, regulatory and reimbursement landscape of telehealth delivery and helps our clients structure and deploy successful telehealth services and products. Representative clients include hospitals and health systems, academic medical centers, direct-to-consumer telehealth vendors and providers, international telemedicine providers, remote patient monitoring software companies, trade associations and others. Our team is led by nationally recognized telehealth thought leaders who are published authors on the topic of telehealth and frequent speakers for media outlets, stakeholder organizations such as the American Telemedicine Association and regional telehealth resource centers.

Our telehealth practice advises on matters such as:
  • State licensure and regulatory issues, including the establishment of a physician-patient relationship, prescribing, certificate of need, informed consent, non-physician practitioner supervision, corporate practice of medicine and other issues.
  • Federal and private payor requirements and rules, including Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage (MA) and commercial health plans.
  • Coding, coverage and payment for telehealth services
  • Provider agreements and structure, including with respect to prohibitions on fee splitting, kickbacks, self-referral and other fraud and abuse matters.
  • Vendor negotiations and agreements.
  • Application of telehealth rules to remote patient monitoring and other asynchronous digital health modalities.
  • Informed consent language and patient portal terms and conditions.
  • Federal and state privacy, security, and data protection requirements.
  • Credentialing issues, including The Joint Commission (TJC) and Medicare Conditions of Participation (COP) requirements.
  • Advocacy on federal and state rules related to telemedicine reimbursement and practice.