Telemedicine CME Series

Telemedicine has quickly emerged as a solution to providing remote, high-quality care to patients. These activities explore the fundamental concepts and terminology in the practice of virtual medicine, provide a comprehensive overview of the CMS telehealth guideline updates, highlight a detailed outline of the documentation and coding requirements for telehealth and telephonic services, cover potential legal pitfalls of telemedicine, and describe the benefits and barriers in virtual practice.

Rapid Launch to Virtual Visits: Telemedicine During Covid-19 and Beyond | 1.0 AAPA Category Credit
Telemedicine: Legal Considerations | 1.0 AAPA Category Credit
Virtual Care Now! Design Thinking for Transformative Care | 1.0 AAPA Category Credit
Learning Objectives

  • Understand the CMS updated telehealth guidelines due to the PHE
  • Recognize the telehealth coding and documentation requirements
  • Know how to best implement telehealth services compliantly
  • Describe telemedicine and how it can facilitate clinical care from a distance
  • Describe the legal and regulatory issues potentially impacting telemedicine services
  • Describe different steps that PAs can take to increase compliance with legal and regulatory requirements regarding the use of telemedicine
  • Analyze different clinical situations and distinguish factors in the scenarios that are non-compliant with legal regulatory requirements regarding the use of telemedicine
  • Understand important virtual care terminology and frameworks broadly
  • Understand current/historical barriers to virtual care implementation and expansion – patient, provider, and system dependent
  • Identify opportunities within their current practice setting for which virtual care may be appropriate
  • Incorporate tenets of design thinking in developing new and expanded virtual care workflows

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