Heather Alleva, associate in the firm's Healthcare section, is quoted in the Healthcare IT News article, "What sort of staying power does telehealth really have?" on the topic of the future of telehealth.
Alleva, who focuses on the federal regulation of healthcare providers, payer enrollment and HIPAA compliance, told Healthcare IT News that it's still too soon to tell how patients will react to loosening coronavirus restrictions.
"Some states are still in particular phases," she said. "I've seen a downtick in the number of appointments being made in telehealth. Some people are going back to their in-person appointments."
The coronavirus, she said, has acted as "kind of an unexpected experiment."
"Providers got to dip their toe in telehealth provision in a way they wouldn't have had to without major financial considerations in the past," she said. "It's not easy for businesses to just try something new."