Webinar: Owning an Opportunity – Digital Health Developments for 2021

  • 10 Jun 2021
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • On-Line Only


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Hooper Lundy & Bookman PC

Owning an Opportunity 

Digital Health Developments for 2021


    The COVID-19 pandemic initiated unprecedented growth across the digital health space from patient utilization to regulatory progress to outside investment and beyond.  This confluence of events created a unique window of opportunity for digital health stakeholders to innovate in ways that will shape a new digital health landscape for years to come.  This presentation will explore the legal developments underpinning some of the important trends that will impact digital health companies and healthcare providers alike.

    On a local level, the Massachusetts telehealth landscape took giant steps forward in 2020 and 2021.  We will discuss practical implications of the new framework put in place by the Board of Registration in Medicine, MassHealth and Massachusetts lawmakers.  Nationally, the COVID-19 pandemic led Medicare and all state legislatures to waive or relax restrictions in a range of areas.  However, the temporary nature of these changes has created regulatory uncertainty for digital health companies and providers seeking to understand what rules will apply in the “new normal” as we transition out of the pandemic.

    Finally, a new wave of investment in digital health companies has swept through the industry throughout 2020 and 2021.  While creating a somewhat crowded market, opportunities remain for innovative companies and providers, including collaborations centered on value-based arrangements constructed in light of new flexibility available in recently updated federal fraud and abuse regulations.

    Lessons to Be Learned

    • Understanding the state of affairs concerning clinical practices utilizing digital health technology in Massachusetts after significant developments in 2020 and early 2021;
    • How waivers and expanded coverage of digital health services implemented during the pandemic will (and will not) remain in place;
    • Opportunities available to digital health companies and providers as a result of recently adopted federal fraud and abuse regulations focused on value-based arrangements.


    Amy Joseph, Co-Founder

    Jeremy Sherer, Chairman Digital Health Practice

    Massachusetts Health Data Consortium
    460 Totten Pond Road | Suite 690
    Waltham, Massachusetts 02451

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