Proposed Spring Summit Agenda...More to come!*


Thursday, June 14, 2018

7:15 AM                      Georgetown Room | Registration

7:30 AM-7:35 AM       Monroe Room | Welcome and Introduction

  • Greg Billings, CTeL Executive Director
  • Christa Natoli, CTeL Deputy Executive Director

7:35 AM-8:20 AM      Monroe Room | Breakfast | Listen & Learn with Edwin Simcox, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
8:20 AM-8:30 AM       BREAK

8:30 AM -9:15 AM      Georgetown Room | Keynote Address

  • Edwin Simcox, Deputy Chief Technology Officer

9:15 AM-9:30 AM       BREAK

Plenary Session | Georgetown Room

9:30 AM-10:15 AM     What Does the Net Neutrality Repeal Mean for Telemedicine?

  • J. Aaron George, Esq., Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Kristi Kung, Esq., Counsel, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Jeffrey Mitchell, Esq., Of Counsel, Lukas, LaFuria, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP

10:15 AM 10:30 AM   BREAK
Breakout Sessions | Jay Room | Morgan Room | Northwest Room

10:30 AM-11:45 AM   Breakout #1 Jay Room | CPT Coding and Medicare Reimbursement

  • Steven Hirsch, Policy Analyst, Health Resources and Services Administration
  • René Quashie, Esq., Partner, Cozen O'Connor
  • Carol Yarbrough, MBA, CHC, CPC, OCS, CCA, Business Operations Manager, UCSF Medical Center

Breakout #2 Morgan Room | Innovative Telehealth Technologies Delivering Care in Innovative Ways

  • Michael Kotler, MD, President and CEO, RemoteMD; Medical Director, Chevron; Medical Director, Transocean
  • Purna Prasad, PhD, VP Chief Technology Officer, Northwell Health

Breakout #3 Northwest Room | Building—and Growing—a Successful Telehealth Program with the Experts

  • Tonia Burke, MA, Executive Director, Customer Integration, Mercy Virtual
  • Jessica Miller, Program Manager Telehealth, Gundersen Health System

11:45 AM-12:00 PM   BREAK
12:00 PM-1:00 PM      Kalorama Room | Networking Luncheon
1:00 PM-1:15 PM        BREAK
Plenary Session| Georgetown Room
1:15 PM-2:30 PM        Not All Parity is Created Equal: Coverage Parity Versus Payment Parity

  • Missy Apodaca, Esq., Of Counsel, Haynes Boone, LLP
  • Rebecca Hafner-Fogarty, MD, MBA, FAAFP, Chief Medical Officer, Zipnosis
  • Jacob Harper, Esq., Associate, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP
  • Nathaniel Lacktman, Esq., Partner, Foley & Lardner LLC

2:30 PM-2:45 PM        BREAK
Breakout & Concurrent Sessions | Jay Room | Holmead Rooms | Northwest Room

2:45 PM-4:00 PM        Breakout #4 Jay Room | Fraud and Abuse Under the Microscope

  • Douglas Grimm, Esq., FACHE, Partner, Arent Fox LLP
  • Hillary Stemple, Esq., Associate, Arent Fox LLP

Concurrent Breakouts #5 | Holmead Rooms |The Controlled Substances Regulatory Reform Working Group
Red Badge Group | Holmead A

  • Jonathan Evans, Founding President & CEO, InnovaTel Telepsychiatry
  • Loren Miller, Associate Chief, Policy & Liaison Section, DEA
  • Mari Robinson, JD, Director of Telehealth, University of Texas Medical Branch

Blue Badge Group | Holmead B

  • Jim Arnold, MA, Chief of Policy, Liaison & Policy Section, DEA
  • Libby Baney, Esq., Principal, Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting
  • Julie Hall-Barrow, EdD, Vice President, Virtual Health and Innovation, Children's Health System of Texas
  • Rebecca David, MPH, National Council for Behavioral Health

Breakout #6 Northwest Room | Telemedicine Etiquette: Your Web-Side Manner has Legal Implications

  • Tina Haney, DNP, CNS, RN, Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, Old Dominion University

4:00 PM-4:15 PM        BREAK
Plenary Session| Georgetown Room
4:15 PM -5:30 PM       Licensure Impeding Continuity of Care: CTeL’s First Ever All-Hands-on-Deck Debate
Session Part One -- Hear two case studies:

  • Licensure issues in a behavioral health case and;
  • Licensure issues in a highly specialized pediatric case.


Session Part Two -- Attendees will divide into two groups to debate.

Red Badge Group | License attaches to the provide
 Blue Badge Group | License attaches to the patient jurisdiction

  • Linda Branagan, PhD, Director, Telehealth Resource Center, UCSF Medical Center
  • Beth Jacobson, JD, Assistant General Counsel, Grand Rounds
  • Tina Haney, DNP, CNS, RN, Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, Old Dominion University
  • Rick Masters, Esq., National Center for Interstate Compacts, The Council of State Governments

5:30 PM-7:00 PM       Kalorama Room | Networking Reception | Hosted by URAC


Friday, June 15, 2018

7:30 AM-8:30 AM       Georgetown Room | Networking Breakfast | Co-Hosted by Epstein, Becker & Green, PC

Breakout Sessions | Jay Room | Morgan Room | Piscataway Room

8:30 AM-9:30 AM      Breakout #7 Jay Room | “The Doctor Is In…Your Living Room”: The Concierge Medicine Model

  • Nick Desai, MD, CEO/Co-Founder, HEAL
  • Hank Ross, MD, Board President, Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision

Breakout #8 Morgan Room | Legislative and Regulatory Update: What’s Happening in Congress and in the States

  • Brett Baker, Health Policy Advisor, The United States Senate Committee on Finance, Majority Staff
  • Lydia Hall, MA, Senior Policy Researcher, CTeL
  • Aisling McDonough, Health Legislative Assistant, Office of United States Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI)

Breakout #9 Piscataway Room | HIPAA Navigation

  • Joe McMenamin, MD, JD, Principal, McMenamin Law Offices
  • Adam Solander, Esq., Member of the Firm, Epstein Becker & Green, PC

9:30 AM-9:45 AM       BREAK
Plenary Sessions| Georgetown Room
9:45 AM-11:00 AM     AI Won't Replace Doctors. But Will Doctors That Embrace AI Replace Doctors Who Don’t?

  • Chaitanya Dahagam, MD, Business Development Executive, IBM Watson Health
  • Joe McMenamin, MD, JD, Principal, McMenamin Law Offices
  • Jay Sanders, MD, FACP, CEO, The Global Telemedicine Group

11:00 AM-11:15 AM   BREAK
11:15 AM-12:30 PM   Tele-Behavioral Health to the Rescue: Solving the Opioid Epidemic

  • Jim Arnold, MA, Chief of Policy, Liaison & Policy Section, DEA
  • Christopher Carroll, MSc., Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • Thomas Kim, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Med2You
  • Lisa Merconchini, Psy.D, CEO, Premier Telehealth
  • Robert Plotkin, LSW, Founder and CEO, Arcadian Telepsychiatry LLC

12:30 PM-12:45 PM    Wrap Up, Adjourn and Pre-Registration for CTeL Fall 2018 Summit  

*Agenda subject to change.