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COVID-19 and its Impact on Healthcare Professional Licensure and Telehealth

As the COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged the nation, dramatic steps have been taken to make it easier for physicians and other licensed healthcare professionals to cross state lines and practice in states where they do not hold a license. This temporary suspension of licensing requirements has allowed medical professionals to practice in person and via telemedicine outside their home state to a degree that has not been seen before. Efforts have also been made across the country to recruit recently retired physicians to come back to practice to help communities with the COVID-19 response.

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Re-Opening Safely in the Time of COVID-19: Physician Guidance for Deciding Whether to Reopen and How to Reopen

On March 13, 2020, President Trump declared a national emergency concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak. Citing the March 11, 2020 World Health Organization announcement that the COVID-19 outbreak could be considered a pandemic, the President highlighted that it was “incumbent on hospitals and medical facilities throughout the country to assess their preparedness posture and be prepared to surge capacity and capability.”

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The Expansion of Telehealth Current and Post Pandemic: Legal and Fair Market Value Considerations

Monumental changes in healthcare have ensued recently across the industry and within telehealth, specifically telehealth delivery. The Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has created significant challenges for healthcare organizations, as the pandemic has thrown into contrast the standard operations of the healthcare industry to those which occur during unforeseen circumstances.