Date/Time: Wednesday, January 12, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET

Presented by the Telehealth Committee

This program will be held virtually via the Zoom platform.

The COVID-19 pandemic has left little doubt that patients need immediate and affordable remote access to doctors and health care facilities.  And, as the pandemic enters different phases, regulators and health care providers face new challenges in funding and providing telehealth solutions throughout the country, particularly in rural and other underserved areas.  The panels described below will address what the Federal Communications Commission has done so far and its future role in telehealth; lessons learned by regulators and service providers in the wake of the pandemic; and the legal and practical issues regulators and providers will face going forward. 


12:00 – 12:05 p.m.     Welcome and Introduction

12:05 – 1:05 p.m.       The FCC and Telehealth: Past, Present and Future

  • What funding programs has the FCC administered, and what were the outcomes?
  • What lessons were learned from that experience, and how can they be applied in the future?
  • What is on the FCC’s telehealth agenda today and going forward?  Is further Congressional action required?

1:05 – 2:00 p.m.         The Telehealth Ecosystem in Practice

  • What impact has the pandemic had on telehealth?
  • How, if at all, has the pandemic changed how health care providers view and implement telehealth?
  • What are the “on the ground” challenges and how should regulators address them?
  • What is the level of patient acceptance of telehealth and how can it be improved?


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COST: $135.00 for Private Sector Members; $50.00 for Government/Academic/Transitional/Retired Members; $95.00 for Non-Profit 501c3 Members; No charge for Law Student Members; $205.00 for Non-Members

Cancelations due no later than 24 hours prior to the program start time.

The FCBA has applied for 2.0 hours of MCLE credit from the VA Bar.  This program has not yet been approved.


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