Telehealth Foundations

This course reviews all of the pertinent knowledge necessary to get started in telemedicine. Participants will be able to gain foundational knowledge in the field of telemedicine, which will allow them to expand their practice and improve access to healthcare for their patients. PAVMT Virtual Medicine CME is a collaboration between AAPA and PAs in Virtual Medicine and Telemedicine (PAVMT).

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

Introduction to Telemedicine
  • Define and differentiate between telehealth and telemedicine
  • Differentiate between synchronous, asynchronous, remote patient monitoring, and mobile health
  • Utilize proper web etiquette during telemedicine visits
  • Summarize how to perform a physical exam during a telemedicine visit
  • Utilize how to document a telemedicine visit
  • Identify the technology needed to perform a telemedicine visit
Billing and Reimbursement for Telemedicine
  • Identify the parameters required for Medicare reimbursement for telehealth visit
  • Describe the CMS COVID-19 changes to telehealth reimbursement
  • Define the three factors considered by state Medicaid agencies for telehealth reimbursement
  • Explain payment parity laws
  • Identify CPT Codes and modifiers utilized for telehealth reimbursement
Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Considerations in Telehealth
  • Explain the main legal and regulatory issues surrounding telehealth and practicing telemedicine
  • Explain the telemedicine practice standards
  • Describe the unique aspects of informed consent as it pertains to telemedicine
  • Describe the ethical concerns surrounding telehealth and telemedicine
  • Explain the Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act of 2008
Remote Patient Monitoring and Artificial Intelligence in Telehealth
  • Define Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM)
  • Explain how RPM works
  • Define the ways in which RPM compliments telehealth and impacts patient satisfaction and disease outcomes
  • Explain how RPM has evolved over the past few years
  • Describe which patients and disease states qualify for RPM
  • Identify the CPT codes and reimbursement rates for RPM

PAVMT Virtual Medicine CME Bundle | 4.5 AAPA Category 1 CME Credits
Patient Encounters in Virtual Medicine | 2.5 AAPA Category 1 CME Credits

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