Anna Whites provides fascinating insight into the world of telehealth/telemedicine. In a wide-ranging conversations she discusses the opportunity to better serve patients, especially those living in remote areas or wanting more anonymity in their treatment.
She also discusses some of the risks, both real and perceived:
- Stark Law and Anti-Kickback
- HIPAA compliance
- Cloud storage and data security
- Data retention policies, and
- Patient consent
Anna Whites is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of law and operates Anna Whites Law Office. Her practice focuses on healthcare issues from the provider perspective, including reimbursement, audit responses, compliance education and telehealth. Anna is committed to pro bono legal work with youth particularly in the behavioral health arena.
Anna is the Rural Subcommittee Co-Chair of the AHLA Behavioral Health Task Force; a founding member of the Kentucky Governor’s Advisory Committee on Autism Spectrum Disorders; a founding member of the national Community Action Agency CAPLAW legal network and the Kentucky Bar Associations Youth Issues Committee. Anna works with the Kentucky Telehealth Board and Kentucky providers and legislators to enhance coverage for telemedicine in the Commonwealth.