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Seminar

CS1-08 - Identifying Legal Issues With Telehealth Arrangements

Monday, April 30
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: E450A

Discover how to analyze your telehealth arrangement for legal issues through an expert panel’s case study of a mobile stroke unit. Learn to recognize federal and state regulatory issues that might need further legal review. Come away with a legal issue checklist for reviewing your own program.

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Cybil Roehrenbeck

Shareholder
Polsinelli PC

Cybil Roehrenbeck provides federal government relations and regulatory counsel and specializes in healthcare law and policy. Cybil works to obtain appropriate coverage and reimbursement for innovative healthcare technologies and services such as digital health / telehealth, value-based care models, and precision medicine. Cybil previously served as Legislative Counsel for the American Medical Association and as a healthcare staffer on Capitol Hill.

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Terrence Lewis

Senior Associate Counsel
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Terrence Lewis serves as Senior Associate Counsel for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (“UPMC”) and is assigned to the Physician Services Division of UPMC. He has been providing legal services for UPMC since 2006. Specifically, Mr. Lewis has been responsible for drafting and negotiating professional medical service agreements (with particular emphasis on telemedicine-related projects), federal contractor service agreements and providing counsel related to the Federal Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Law, False Claims Act and other applicable federal and state laws and regulations.

In addition, Mr. Lewis currently serves as the Chair for UPMC’s Enterprise Telemedicine Oversight Committee-Legal Subcommittee and is responsible for system-wide legal matters related to telemedicine, both domestically and internationally, involving 20 hospitals and over 3500 employed physicians. He has finalized numerous telemedicine transactions in several medical sub-specialties including telestroke, telepathology, teleradiology, teleophthalmology, teledermatology and telewound. Mr. Lewis regularly provides legal advice on many telemedicine-related issues including physician licensing and credentialing, remote monitoring, home health telehealth applications, online prescribing, billing and reimbursement, use of technology and compliance with applicable laws, indemnification and insurance issues, medical record and patient/privacy issues.

Mr. Lewis is active in presenting on domestic and international telemedicine legal issues and has presented at telemedicine conferences throughout the U.S. and in Europe including at the invitation of the Royal Society of Medicine in London, United Kingdom.

In addition, he has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Duquesne University School of Law since 2003. Mr. Lewis is a 1993 graduate of Wheeling Jesuit University and a 1996 graduate of Duquesne University School of Law.

Mr. Lewis is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He is a member of the American Telemedicine Association.

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Kristin Schleiter

Senior Legislative Attorney II
American Medical Association

As a Senior Legislative Attorney for the American Medical Association’s Advocacy Resource Center, Kristin provides legislative and legal support to state and national medical specialty societies on issues including telemedicine, medical liability reform, scope of practice, truth in advertising, workforce, licensure and other medical board issues. Before working for organized medicine, Kristin was a litigator concentrating in areas of insurance defense, personal injury, and commercial litigation. Kristin received her law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, a Master of Laws in Health Law from Loyola, and her undergraduate degree from Illinois Wesleyan University.

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Natasa Sokolovich

Executive Director- Telehealth, UPMC and Senior Director- Affiliated Physician Services, Health Services Division
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Natasa Sokolovich is currently Executive Director, Telehealth and Senior Director, Affiliated Physician Services, UPMC. The UPMC Health System, located in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania is a $12 billion global health and integrated clinical delivery system with over 60,000 employees, 23 hospitals and over 400 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites. UPMC also maintains its own health insurance services division with over 3 million members.
As Executive Director, Telehealth, Natasa is responsible for the strategic growth of UPMC’s Telehealth program. As a leading integrated delivery & finance system UPMC is committed to implementing innovations in technology to develop new models of care as we shift from volume to a value. Over the past several years, the UPMC Telehealth program has experienced significant growth, with the expansion of multiple clinical use cases, including over 35 specialty services, direct to consumer and remote monitoring services.

Prior to joining UPMC Health System, Natasa held various leadership and management positions in Pricing, Contracting, and Sales & Marketing in the Pharmaceutical and Biotech Industries. Her professional experience includes working for Johnson & Johnson, Roche Laboratories and Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Natasa’s extensive professional experience includes operations, management, sales & marketing, as well as contracting and legal analysis. Prior to transitioning to UPMC, Natasa assisted with the successful transition of Enzon Pharmaceuticals’ business to new ownership under Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals.

Natasa’s education includes a dual major, Bachelor of Science, Magna cum Laude degree from the University of Pittsburgh in Business and Psychology, as well as a Masters in Healthcare Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Law. Natasa maintains a license to practice Law in Pennsylvania and is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the American Telemedicine Association. Born in Slovenia, Natasa is fluent in Serbo-Croatian.

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