• Telehealth In 2017: What Changed And What's Ahead
  • January 5, 2018 | Author: Kristi VanderLaan Kung
  • Law Firm: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP - Washington Office
  • As the U.S. shifts from a fee-for-service (FFS) system to a value-based system, health care information technology will become an increasingly important component in fostering patient engagement, coordinating care, increasing access to services and decreasing overall costs. Telemedicine, in particular, is viewed by many as the solution for achieving access to care and cost-efficiency. Concluding 2017, this article looks back on some of the legal and regulatory changes that occurred with respect to telemedicine as well as areas of interest to watch in 2018.