San Francisco

Healthcare CEO Peer Group

2nd Wednesday of the month  |  8:30 – 11:30 am  |  San Francisco, CA


Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Opening Discussion Topic:

The Bold New World of Telehealth

Before mid-March, Rand researchers estimated that fewer than 10% of U.S. adults had ever had a telemedicine visit. Then along came COVID-19, and the world of telehealth erupted. Now, according to Forrester Research telehealth visits are expected to reach a billion by yearend. Of course, previously a major obstacle to embracing telehealth, for physicians and patients alike, was financial. But CMS is now paying clinicians to see their Medicare and Medicaid patients, and private plans are, too.  Aetna, for example, is “offering zero co-pay telemedicine visits for any reason.”

During our Opening Discussion we’ll look to hear from you:

  • How you and your organization are using telehealth during this time of COVID?
  • Your expectation for after COVID – will telehealth be The New Normal?

From Member Dave Sayen with Gorman Health Group:

  • Why did it take CMS so long to embrace telehealth?
  • What broad changes did CMS make to help out clinicians – and patients?

And Kim Darling, CEO of Competitive Health, Inc., a national supplier of digital health solutions to Associations, TPAs, and exchanges, will update us on the breadth of “tele-” services now available, beyond tele-health and tele-behavioral health, including tele-dental, tele-spine, and tele-vet!

Then our Featured Member Marcia Augsburger, Health Care Partner with King & Spalding, will go into greater depth as to which pieces of red tape have been cut to enable this bold new world of telehealth during the current Public Health Emergency – not only enabling reimbursement, but modifications to the laws, restrictions, and regulatory environment surrounding telehealth. Depending on CMS’s Seema Verma’s latest pronouncements, Marcia may also be able to shed some light on what this expanded world of telehealth will look like after COVID subsides.

Marcia has spent her 25+ year legal career as a trusted advisor to hospital systems and other providers, investors, and healthcare product developers, and telehealth and telemedicine providers. Informed by her litigation experience and certified in compliance and privacy, Marcia assists clients with risk assessment and management, contracting and reimbursement, and their telehealth strategies for maximizing reimbursement and ROI, within the law.

Explore Membership with ABL and learn how telehealth has already changed healthcare – and what the chances are that those changes will be with us long term.

Upcoming Session Dates

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Benefits of ABL

Members are able to stay abreast of industry trends that affect their business and keep ahead of the curve in their rapidly changing industry.  Connections made within the Round Tables – and throughout the  ABL Organization – further accelerate business growth, Members experience full value and a solid return on their investment of time and fees when attending Round Tables on a regular basis. .

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