Meeting Archive:
COVID-19 Prompts Telerehab Regulation Changes

Meeting Description:
Type: Recorded, non-credit webinar

Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Time: 1 p.m. EST

Duration: 1 hour 



  • One Call:
    • Thomas Novelli, VP Government Relations Public Affairs
    • Susan Curley, Director of Government Relations

Moderator: Nicole Larkin, One Call University



COVID-19 has become a complex disruptor within the workers’ compensation industry. As work-from-home and social distancing orders were enacted across the country, it created challenges for providers on how to facilitate treatment for injured workers. Telehealth services have become the primary medical solution in the face of the pandemic, forcing lawmakers and regulators to modify regulations in order to facilitate remote patient care. As a result, telehealth laws and regulations have changed more significantly in the past two months than they have in the past ten years. One area of tremendous reform is within telerehab, remote physical therapy services. Policy changes continue to be made on both federal and state levels, resulting in confusion over availability and coverage.


During this timely webinar we will discuss:

  • History of telehealth and workers’ compensation
  • Key legislative and regulatory changes
  • What regulatory changes mean for the treatment of injured workers
  • The future of telehealth in the workers’ compensation industry
Date: Wed, May 20, 2020
Time: 01:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): One Call
 Presenter Information
Thomas Novelli, Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs
Speaker Photo

Tom joined One Call after several years as VP of Government Relations at Cardinal Health, a Fortune 20 leader in healthcare. He has also significant experience within the medical device industry and health policy area after serving as VP of the Medical Device Manufacturers Association, a leading association for innovative medical device manufacturers. Tom joined the association after working for the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance for Chairman Senator Charles Grassley. At the Committee, Tom served as an advisor to Chairman Grassley on prominent healthcare issues including Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse, Medicare payment policy, managed care, and pharmaceutical drug and medical device pricing and transparency. Tom holds a Master of Business Administration from the Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Arts in Government from the Catholic University of America and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Dayton.