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March 17, 2023

Healthcare Partner Christine Burke Worthen Authors Chapter in AHLA’s Telehealth Law Handbook

BOSTON -- LexisNexis has published in March the American Health Lawyers Association’s Telehealth Law Handbook Second Edition with a chapter entitled “Licensing Issues for Physicians” authored by Nelson Mullins Riley and Scarborough LLP Boston Partner Christine Burke Worthen and her colleagues Jeremy Scherer and Melania Sobel Snyder of Hooper Lundy.

The new edition updates and expands the previous edition by introducing new chapters on mobile health, fraud and abuse, privacy and security, and considerations for non-physician practitioners.  The “Licensing Issues for Physicians” chapter provides a commentary on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the temporary and lasting impacts it had on licensure issues for physicians.  It updates the state of the interstate medical licensure compact, provides considerations for the ongoing proliferation of multistate practice, and informs readers of the current state of physician licensure requirements and exceptions in the United States.

Worthen provides legal and strategic advice to hospitals, health systems, physician practices and behavioral health providers, as well as post-acute care and other ancillary providers. She has broad experience working on matters pertaining to Medicare reimbursement, participation in CMS Innovation Center payment models, managed care contract negotiations, and value-based payment arrangements with insurance companies, self-insured employers, and Medicare Advantage plans. Worthen advises on other areas of concern for providers such as payer policies and price transparency as well as the reimbursement, licensing, and other regulatory issues involved in deploying telehealth as a strategy for population health arrangements.

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