For many patients, the COVID-19 pandemic marked their first time using telemedicine to remotely access care from their health care provider. As the country re-opens, providers and patients are expressing interest in the continued use of telemedicine as a modality for care delivery. When used appropriately, telemedicine can be an indispensable tool for improving access to care, creating patient-centered care paths and treatment plans, and providing remote patient monitoring and education. But as telemedicine rules, regulations, and attitudes shift, today’s telemedicine best practices can be challenging to identify and discern.
Connie Christian, MBA, CPHRM, and Yolanda Sims, JD, MHA, developed this presentation to give those in the health care field an understanding of the emerging trends in telehealth. As expert Risk Management Advisors, they will navigate participants through the telemedicine landscape to provide them with an awareness and understanding of current telemedicine service requirements, tools to mitigate potential adverse patient outcomes, and strategies to limit their liability. This presentation will include real-life case examples and provide resources to keep participants informed of the changes in telemedicine as it continues to evolve.
Following participation in this presentation, the learner will be prepared to:
1. Discuss current guidelines specific to telemedicine and suggested practices for care delivery essential for health care providers.
2. Implement preventative actions and tools available to protect health care providers from potential liability.
3. Recognize federal and state regulatory actions and trends in the current environment to gain a full comprehension of the risks associated with providing telemedicine services.
4. Describe claims trends and discuss the current litigation environment based on actual claims—including potential criminal concerns—on the federal and state level.
Connie and Yolanda designed this presentation for the health care team, including physicians, clinic managers, hospital and facility administrators, risk managers, nurses, long-term care providers, and health care professionals.
Some organizations, practices, or teams may be interested in viewing the live webinars as a group. If you or your group are interested in this option, please email Jacqueline Grunau at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Group viewing is only available for live webinars. Participants must complete the Med-IQ online Loss Prevention course individually.
KAMMCO Premium Credit
Eligible insureds participating in this program may receive a 5% premium credit on their 2022 policy. In addition, individuals who participate in this program who KAMMCO does not currently insure may be eligible to receive a policy premium credit if they become insured by KAMMCO within one year after participation.
To participate in this program, participants can attend the webinar presentation on one of the four live webinar dates or complete the Med-IQ online Loss Prevention course between August 15 and September 30 at 11:59 p.m.
Continuing Education Accreditation information
Live Webinar Education Credit
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Kansas Medical Society through the joint providership of Stormont Vail Medical Education Services and KAMMCO.
Stormont Vail Medical Education Services is accredited by the Kansas Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Stormont Vail Medical Education Services designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Stormont Vail Health is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for 1.2 contact hours and is applicable for APRN, RN, and LPN re-licensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing Approved Provider Number is LT0072-0538.
Online Course Education Credit (Med-IQ)
ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education)
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the ACCME through the joint providership of Med-IQ and KAMMCO. Med-IQ is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Med-IQ designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center)
Med-IQ is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This education activity offers up to 1.0 nursing contact hour. This activity is jointly provided by Med-IQ and KAMMCO.