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Webinar: Employment And Telemedicine Arrangements Between Hospitals And Practitioners: Compliance, Contractual, Reimbursement and Medical Staff Considerations

December 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


As the health care reimbursement and regulatory environment continues to move toward value-based care, clinical integration, collaborative and innovative efforts, hospitals are increasingly arranging for services by telemedicine as well as directly employing practitioners (physicians as well as advanced practice clinicians).   These arrangements commonly can raise a host of issues including compliance implications and may involve structural changes to the medical staff (and thus also to the medical staff bylaws).   This presentation will provide a clear practical approach for handling the trickiest thorniest aspects of employment and telemedicine arrangements between hospitals and practitioners.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the current and predicted legal parameters applicable to hospital employment of physicians and advanced practice clinicians.
  2. Understand the challenges posed by telemedicine arrangements and potential solutions.
  3. Understand the potential implications for the medical staff and the bylaws, including an algorithm for deciding whether a demonstrated problem with competence or conduct by an employed practitioner should be handled via employment or medical staff process.
  4. Learn practical tips about the “Dos” and “Don’ts” of employment agreements.


Sarah E. Coyne, JD, Partner Quarles & Brady LLP

Sarah Coyne is a partner in the health law group at Quarles & Brady LLP. Sarah has an active practice advising hospitals and other health care providers on legal compliance across the board, including state and federal regulatory compliance. Sarah specializes in practical proactive guidance to become and stay compliant, as well as handling citations and governmental investigations. Sarah is consistently named in Best Lawyers In America and SuperLawyers, and has won numerous other awards specific to health care law. Sarah works closely with the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative and has served on the Board of the HIPAA Collaborative of Wisconsin since 2004.

 ACHE Qualified Credit

As an independent chartered chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives, American College of Healthcare Executives – Wisconsin Chapter is authorized to award 1.0 hours of ACHE Qualified Education credit toward advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Participants in this program who wish to have it considered for ACHE Qualified Education credit should list their attendance when they apply to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification.



December 12, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




ACHE-Wisconsin Chapter