Medical Economics February 26, 2023

What do physicians need to do to make sure they are avoiding both malpractice and licensing risks?

As the world rebounds from the COVID-19 pandemic, many health care providers still are taking advantage of the convenience of telehealth, which has grown substantially since 2020. It’s important to remember that traditional legal considerations and statutes that apply to in-person health care also apply to telehealth services and there are potential legal risks.

Jesse Berg, J.D., M.P.H., a partner in Lathrop GPM’s Health Law practice group, notes it’s clear that regulatory agencies, providers, payers, consumers and market forces generally have all concluded that telehealth’s benefits more than offset whatever costs have historically been perceived to exist. As a result, the...

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