NCC 6th Annual Conference
Alicia M. Yochum, RN, DC, DACBR, RMSK
"Spondylolysis in the Athlete, Disc Lesions and Unknown Cases"
Dr. John Maltby
8:00 am – 5:30pm
Artisan Hotel Boutique
1501 West Sahara Ave. / Las Vegas, NV 89102
Early-bird Registration by 9.1.21: NCC Members: $150 / Nonmembers $200
After 9.2.21: NCC Members $200 / Nonmembers $250
Early-bird Registration by 9.1.21: CA $75 / After 9.2.21: $60
By: Ayesha Mehdi, Esq.
The Telehealth arena is evolving quickly due to regulatory and technological changes that have occurred and will continue to develop in the age of Covid-19. As such, frequent review and adjustment of telemedicine platforms and policies, will be required in order to remain compliant.
Licensure requirements for practitioners providing telemedicine varies from state to state, and many of the current authorizations for telemedicine are temporary, and in place for the coronavirus pandemic. Furthermore, the definitions of “telemedicine” also varies depending on the state. In Nevada, "Telehealth" is defined as the delivery of service from a provider of health care to a patient at a different location through the use of information and audio-visual communication technology, not including standard telephone, facsimile, or electronic mail.
The current Federal regulations focus on the privacy and data security concerns for telemedicine platforms, as well as the services Medicare and Medicaid will deem reimbursable. For now, temporary authority has been granted to provide certain reimbursement of telemedicine services “during the pendency of the coronavirus pandemic”. This authority is temporary, and may expire at any time. The prior approach was "no reimbursement" for telemedicine services. A revised rule would need to be implemented in order for a permanent change to be established.
Similar temporary measures or executive orders have been put into place in the states.
Currently, Nevada's emergency directive 011 remains active until the end of the COVID-19 emergency. Professional licensing boards regulating practitioners shall temporarily waive certain licensing requirements to allow the practice of certain currently unlicensed skilled medical professionals during the pendency of the COVID-19 crisis.
When adding telemedicine for your chiropractic practice in response to COVID-19, please be aware of the many considerations necessary. Steps to consider include:
• Contacting your state board to make sure you can perform telehealth as part of your licensure (Please see below)
*This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to constitute, nor does it constitute, legal advice or guidance.
Ayesha Mehdi, Esq. is a Partner in the Las Vegas office of Spencer Fane LLP, where she represents healthcare providers as a member of the firm’s healthcare group. She can be reached at 702-408-3416 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nevada Telehealth Findings and Declarations
1. Health care services provided through telehealth are often as effective as health care services provided in person;
629.515 Valid license or certificate required; exception; restrictions; jurisdiction over and applicability of laws. NRS
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