The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) is pleased to be affiliated with a number of telehealth-experienced legal counsel and law firms. As members of the CTeL Legal Resource Team, these professionals and their firm colleagues are available to CTeL staff and our Board of Directors to provide the in depth guidance that CTeL members and the telehealth community need to guide their business models and telehealth programs.
As a benefit of CTeL membership, these telehealth legal advisors are available to members for experienced consultation on a wide range of issues that impact the delivery of telehealth. Whether the question relates to Food and Drug Administration regulations, telemedicine malpractice, prescribing, privacy and security, or Federal Communication Commission telemedicine policies, CTeL members and the telemedicine community can count on the input and thoughts of these legal experts on the intricacies of telemedicine law.
CTeL is honored with our affiliation with these legal advisors and the law firms they represent. We express our deepest appreciation for their support of CTeL and our activities.
René Y. Quashie Senior Counsel
Joseph McMenamin, MD JD
Jeffrey Mitchell, Of Counsel
Rene Quashie serves as a Senior Counsel in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in Epstein Becker & Green’s (EBG) Washington, DC, office. His practice focuses on federal regulatory and administrative health care matters, including Medicare and Medicaid, legislative and health policy, privacy and security, general compliance, clinical research, health information technology, FDA issues, and telemedicine.
Mr. Quashie’s experience includes:
- Representing clients in federal regulatory health care matters, including Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement issues, Medicare coverage and coding issues, Medicare contractor review audits, and Medicare pilots and demonstration programs
- Representing clients in Medicare Part A appeals before administrative agencies, Medicare Part B appeals, and HCPCS coding matters
- Advising health care organizations on the privacy and security of health care information, including HIPAA regulations and various state law provisions and providing comprehensive HIPAA audits, and drafting HIPAA policies and procedures
- Assisting clients regarding the regulatory issues in establishing regional and national telemedicine networks
Epstein Becker Green provides legal excellence and client service in its areas of practice: Health Care and Life Sciences, Labor and Employment, Litigation, Corporate Services, and Employee Benefits. The Firm was founded to serve the health care industry and has been at the forefront of health care legal developments since 1973. The Firm is also proud to be a trusted advisor to clients in the financial services and hospitality industries, among others, representing entities from startups to Fortune 100 companies.
Joseph P. McMenamin, Principal at McMenamin Law Offices, currently serves as Principal Consultant to the Venebio Group, as well as the Chief Executive Officer of Clinical Advisory Services, LLC. Dr. McMenamin was a university-trained internist and practicing emergency physician before being admitted to the bar. He holds medical and law degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, and served a straight medicine residency (1978-1981) at Emory University and Grady Memorial Hospital before practicing law at McGuireWoods from 1985-2012. He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Legal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University and an adjunct Professor of Law in the MHA program there.
Mr. McMenamin’s practice is primarily focused on prevention of personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from professional health services and products, especially those regulated by FDA. He also advises clients on managing risks related to telemedicine, corporate use of the Internet, social media, communications between life science companies and physicians, compliance with FDA regulations, and Medicare reimbursement. He provided the legal analysis informing Maheu, et al., “The Mental Health Professional and the New Technologies: A Handbook for Practice Today” (2005), the first text of its kind. He also contributed a chapter to Callens (ed.), “E-Health and the Law,” Kluwer (2003), the first full scale textbook to address the issue.
Clinical Advisory Services, LLC
Clinical Advisory Services, LLC (“CAS”) enables its hospital clients, and their UR committees, to support physicians in making appropriate Medicare patient status decisions and in justifying those decisions if challenged. Through both training and process improvement, CAS helps physicians and hospitals improve patient status procedures so they can be managed internally, in self-sufficient fashion, minimizing the need for outside resources.
Venebio Group is a life sciences consultancy that provides comprehensive, customized, affordable support, including telemedicine-related guidance, to corporate, academic, government, legal and other health-focused entities.
Jeffrey Mitchell has practiced for 12 years in telecommunications and specializes in federal and state universal service issues with a focus on compliance and public investment in rural broadband. While an attorney at the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) from 2003-2010, Mr. Mitchell handled universal service contributions matters including appeals, audits, FCC enforcement referrals, contributor delinquencies and bankruptcy.
Mr. Mitchell was the first director of beneficiary compliance audits at USAC and directed the broadband infrastructure investment program known as the Rural Health Care Pilot Program.
Mr. Mitchell received his J.D. degree from the Georgetown University in 1997 and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1993.
The communications law and engineering firm of Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs uniquely reflects the industry it serves. Its principals, through client representation and experience with the FCC, have assisted their clients in shaping the telecommunications landscape. The attorneys and engineers of Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs function as a comprehensive resource for individuals and organizations needing communications counsel, and for those responsible for the actual installation of communications systems.