April 01, 2020

Telehealth Opportunities and Challenges During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency


Presented by Partnership for a Connected Illinois
Sponsored and Co-Hosted by Faegre Drinker

Join us for a free virtual event providing information on the use of telehealth in the fight against the COVID-19 virus. The program is directed towards lawyers, health and hospital systems, physicians, telehealth providers, payers, nonprofits, professional and trade associations, medical schools and investors, and addresses:

  • Current federal and state laws (Illinois and others) responding to COVID-19
  • Case studies on the use of telehealth in the fight against COVID-19 and to provide routine care to the uninfected
  • Private payer and Medicaid responses


NOTE: Please contact dionne.brooks@faegredrinker.com if you would like to view a special on-demand recording to obtain CLE credit. 

QUESTIONS? If you have questions about this event, please contact karen.laguatan@faegredrinker.com or call +1 312 569 1715.

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Noon – 2:45 p.m. CT 

12:00 – 12:20 p.m.: Welcome and Overview

Keynote Speaker: Suzet McKinney, MD, MPH, CEO, Illinois Medical District

12:20 – 1:05 p.m.: Update on changes in Federal and State law facilitating the delivery of Telehealth Care during the Emergency Declaration

Moderator: Catherine Pugh, Assistant VP, Policy, eHealth Initiative & Foundation


  • Jen Breuer, Partner, Faegre Drinker
  • Sheryl Dacso, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw
  • Joel White, Executive Director, Health Innovation Alliance

1:05 – 1:50 p.m.: Panel Discussion: Perspectives from the Front Line

Moderator: Megan Herber, Director, Faegre Drinker


  • Rohit Malhotra, Vice President, Business Development & Legal, GoodRx
  • Prentiss Taylor, Vice President, Medical Affairs, Doctor on Demand
  • Hema Trukenbrod, CEO, PediaSource

1:50 – 2:35 p.m.: What State and Private Payers are doing to encourage telehealth use

Moderator: Ann Ford, Partner, Hall Prangle


  • Salma Khaleq, VP, Network Management, BCBS-IL
  • Margaret Kirkegaard, MD, MPH, Principal, Health Management Assoc.
  • Lisa Mazur, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery
  • Kim McCullough, Deputy Director of Community Outreach, Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services

2:35 – 2:45 p.m.: Q&A/Close


NOTE: Please contact dionne.brooks@faegredrinker.com if you would like to view a special on-demand recording to obtain CLE credit.

This program is approved for CLE credit in the following states:

  • California – 2.5 general credits

  • Connecticut – 2.5 general credits

  • Illinois – 2.5 general credits

  • Pennsylvania – 2.5 substantive, distance credits
  • New Jersey – 3.0 live credits
  • New York – 2.5 professional practice credits (transitional and non-transitional credit, approved for newly admitted attorneys)
  • Texas – 2.5 general credits

We have applied for credit in the following states: Colorado, Delaware, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota and Virginia.

We have applied for SHRM and HRCI credit for this program as well.

Please note credit is not guaranteed until approval is received, we will notify you if credit is not approved in any of the above listed states.

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