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Nelson Mullins COVID-19 Resources

Nelson Mullins is continuing to monitor developments related to COVID-19, including guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and various federal, state, and local government authorities. The firm is taking appropriate precautionary actions and has implemented plans to ensure the continuation of all firm services to clients from both in office and remote work arrangements across our 25 offices. 

In addition, click the link below to access extensive resources to address a wide variety of topics resulting from the virus, in general and by industry,  including topics such as essential businesses, force majeure, business interruption insurance, CARES Act and FFCRA, and others. 

Nelson Mullins COVID-19 Resources

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How the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts Pennsylvania Tax Lien Sales

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Oct. 16, 2020

Privacy Concerns with Telehealth Should Prompt Review

Healthcare Risk Management

With the use of telehealth increasing amid the COVID-19 crisis, Healthcare Risk Management turned to Nelson Mullins partner Roy Wyman for insight into the associated privacy and cybersecurity risks. The article, “Privacy Concerns with Telehealth Should Prompt Review,” discusses key considerations for providers who quickly pivoted to telehealth in response to the pandemic.

Wyman cautions providers to treat telehealth like other healthcare services, noting most of the compliance issues will look familiar. He states, “The compliance programs for telehealth should look like the broader program: involve a risk assessment, risk management plan, benchmarking, auditing and monitoring, and more on a regular cycle.”

He also notes any new elements to address telehealth specifically may need to bring special attention to the relationship between any telehealth management or platform services and the physicians. “Of particular concerns are the corporate practice of medicine, inappropriate compensation relationships, fee-splitting, and IT security concerns,” explains Wyman.  

Related to IT security concerns, Wyman reiterates attacks on the privacy and security of health information are increasing. “Proper security, at a minimum, should include a review of the telehealth platform, involve additional training for providers and anyone accessing the system, and consider the level of security of the data being transmitted,” he says.

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