René Quashie focuses his law practice on a range of health care and life sciences matters, with a particular focus on telehealth, digital health, and mobile health matters. He also handles matters involving Medicare and Medicaid, legislative and health policy, general compliance, and health information technology.
In particular René helps stakeholders — including hospitals and health systems, health plans, telemedicine companies, technology companies, and digital health trade associations — handle the various legal, regulatory, and policy challenges impacting telehealth and digital health. His areas of focus include compliance with state and federal laws affecting the practice of telehealth and digital health, such as cross-
border licensure, online prescribing, data privacy, risk management, coverage and reimbursement, fraud and abuse, and credentialing and privileging; state and federal legislation involving providers, employers, payers, and telehealth and digital health technology companies; and contract negotiations involving providers, employers, payers, and telehealth and digital health technology companies.
René serves as a legal advisor to the ERISA Industry Committee’s Telehealth Task Force, providing committee members with legal and regulatory counsel on telehealth issues. He is also a member of the Center for Telehealth and eHealth Law Legal Resource Team, where he offers advice and counsel on issues relevant to the telehealth community.
René frequently writes and speaks on current issues in his areas of practice. He has spoken on telehealth and digital health issues before organizations such as the American Medical Association, the American Telemedicine Association, the Center for Telehealth and eHealth Law, the ERISA Industry Committee, the National Conference of State Legislatures, the Visiting Nurse Associations of America, the Illinois Health and Hospital Association, and the Cato Institute.
In 2014, he co-authored Navigating the Telehealth Landscape: Legal and Regulatory Issues, published by Bloomberg BNA’s Portfolio Series, and has co-authored a number of articles and white papers regarding telehealth issues focused on operational, legal, regulatory, and policy issues impacting the telehealth sector. In 2016, he co-authored a groundbreaking 50-state survey of telemental health laws that analyzed the state laws, regulations, and policies impacting telemental health.
In 2008, he was named by Nightingale’s Healthcare News as one of the “12 Outstanding Young Healthcare Attorneys” in the United States. René is also a member of several telehealth-focused industry groups and associations.