Interest in, and acceptance of, telehealth services continues to grow. Federal and state legislators are under pressure to codify the flexibilities granted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that increased access to telehealth services. Meanwhile, increased use of telehealth has put a much greater focus on the potential for fraudulent behavior and increased enforcement activity as a result. Telehealth providers should continue to monitor developments in federal and state laws, regulations, and policies to capitalize on telehealth opportunities while at the same time making investments in compliance infrastructures in order to operate in accordance with applicable laws.
Since 2016, Epstein Becker Green has researched, compiled, and analyzed state-specific content relating to the regulatory requirements for professional mental/behavioral health practitioners and stakeholders seeking to provide telehealth-focused services. We are pleased to release our 2021 Telemental Health Laws app, featuring the latest and most comprehensive compilation of state telehealth laws, regulations, and policies within the mental/behavioral health practice disciplines.
- The increased recognition of telehealth benefits
- The growing focus on telehealth fraud and enforcement
- General telemental/telebehavioral provisions across the 50 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico
- COVID-19’s impact on telehealth at the state and federal levels