The Evolving Landscape of Telehealth: Politics, Policy, Operations and Oversight

Round Table Discussion

April 15, 2019 | 3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. CDT

Through this interactive breakout session, attendees will discuss the political environment as it relates to telehealth policy and analyze changes in Medicare, Medicaid and Commercial Reimbursement Guidelines in areas such as Remote Patient Monitoring, Care Management, and Behavioral Health and the billing and operational (e.g., consent, licensing, supervision) challenges that the guidelines pose to deliver reimbursable services.

Not only are there policy and reimbursement changes in telehealth, but also opportunities created by telehealth advancements and some value-based care models that enable health care providers to innovate care delivery. By modifying and expanding operations in new ways to improve quality of care and provide cutting edge medicine to diverse populations, providers are better equipped to reach vulnerable patients, including older adults and those aging in place, patients dealing with opioid and substance abuse issues, as well as women with reproductive health needs. However, such an ever-changing telehealth environment does not come without its own inherent risks, including increased government oversight and enforcement risks under various fraud and abuse laws.


  • Terrence Lewis, Senior Associate Counsel, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Charlene MacDonald, Managing Director; Health Care and Life Sciences, FTI Consulting
  • Wayne Gibson, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting; Health Solutions
  • Kristen McDonald, Partner, Health Care & Life Sciences, Jones Day