Dispensing Healthcare Advice online? Beware of the Traps

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Fri, Oct 30, 2009
90 Minutes
Product Description

What began as an information exchange has now become another way to communicate health problems and receive medical care. Some commercial insurers are even paying for virtual visits.

With the ease of establishing an online presence and the availability of different platforms for doing so, many providers don't think twice about dispensing healthcare online. There are even systems set up to speed prescriptions to the patient's pharmacy.

However, Medicare and federal and state licensing agencies have not fully embraced online healthcare. Agencies continue to pursue alleged “rogue” sites, not run by health care professionals, that offer prescription drugs and cures. To make matters worse, many states have not defined when online medicine is “legal” and when it isn’t.

Don't let your practice fall prey to the traps of online healthcare, join nationally recognized, healthcare legal expert, Wayne J. Miller, Esq., for this 90 minute examination of the regulatory risks and pitfalls associated with online healthcare. Wayne can tell you what you need to know when engaging in online procedures that can raise serious legal risks.

Here's what you will learn:

  • Who can be paid and what are the requirements for a billable online visit?
  • Stay legal and avoid the “rogue” site label.
  • Be aware of conduct that invites licensing or other investigations of online visits
  • Zoom in on how HIPAA laws raise the stakes for online healthcare
  • If you opt for online healthcare – Know what's better: a message relay company or DIY?
  • Gain insight on possibly reducing your online medical liability risks.

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About Our Speaker

Wayne J. Miller - Healthcare Compliance Expert

Wayne J. Miller, Esq., is a founding partner of the Compliance Law Group, Los Angeles, a law firm focused on health care industry legal compliance for clients nationwide. Wayne has practiced healthcare business and regulatory law throughout his 30-year career. His firm represents a wide range of healthcare industry clients throughout the nation. He is a frequent speaker for The Coding Institute national teleconferences on healthcare reimbursement, transactional and regulatory...   More Info
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