Nathaniel Lacktman

Nathaniel Lacktman

Foley & Lardner LLP

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Three Key Components to Physician Buy-In for Telemedicine

It appears some people believe physicians are slow adopters to new avenues of health care delivery. Our recent survey of senior-level health care executives identified securing physician support as their second largest...more

12/9/2014 - Healthcare Physicians Telemedicine

Florida, No Grants For You!

In November 2014, the federal government’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) program awarded over $10 million in grants to support telemedicine and rural health research. The list of 65 DLT grant recipients included...more

12/5/2014 - Distance Learning Federal Grants Health Insurance Healthcare Rural Health Care Program Rural Health Care Providers Telemedicine

Does Telemedicine Matter? Yes!

Technology pervades every sector of our economy, and certainly has impacted the health care industry. One example is telemedicine. Telemedicine has the potential to exponentially expand a provider’s geographic footprint,...more

12/1/2014 - Health Care Providers Healthcare Physicians Technology Telemedicine

Telemedicine Technology: Tackling Rural Health Care Challenges

In honor of National Rural Health Day on November 20, it’s important to recognize the challenges — and opportunities — facing health care providers in delivering the highest quality care to rural populations. Our recent...more

11/24/2014 - Health Care Providers Healthcare Rural Health Care Program Telemedicine

Will the Mid-Term Elections Help Telemedicine Reimbursement?

Our recent survey of senior-level health care executives reinforced that lack of reimbursement remains the primary barrier to providers in adopting telemedicine services. Of our respondents, 41 percent indicated that their...more

11/19/2014 - Health Care Providers Pending Legislation Reimbursements Telemedicine

2014 Telemedicine Survey Executive Summary

Technology has influenced nearly every sector of the economy, and the health care industry is following suit. Among telemedicine’s many benefits are the potential to exponentially expand a provider’s geographic footprint, use...more

11/12/2014 - Healthcare Mobile Devices Telemedicine

Does the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2014 Stand a Chance?

“Telehealth saves money and helps save lives. By expanding telehealth services, we can make sure the best care and the best treatments are available to all Americans, no matter where they live.” With those words, Rep....more

10/13/2014 - American Telemedicine Association Healthcare Medicare Proposed Legislation Telemedicine

Realizing the Potential of Telemedicine in China, Part 1: Protecting Your IP

This post is the second in Foley’s blogs on China telemedicine and the first in the blog series, “Realizing the Potential of Telemedicine in China,” meant to address top issues facing U.S. companies looking to enter the...more

10/1/2014 - China Contract Formation Due Diligence Healthcare Partnerships Popular Telemedicine Trade Secrets

Telemedicine and the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact is Here: Will it Succeed?

After more than 18 months in the works, and with much public coverage in the telemedicine industry, the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) made its Interstate Medical Licensure Compact available for review by state...more

9/26/2014 - FSMB Healthcare Healthcare Providers Hospitals Interstate Compacts Licensing Rules Physicians Telemedicine

China Issues New Telemedicine Opinions for China and Foreign-Based Providers

Telemedicine providers and vendors doing business in China, whether based in China, the United States, or elsewhere, received new guidance on the use of telemedicine in China....more

9/17/2014 - China Health Care Providers Healthcare Popular Telemedicine

Georgia Composite Medical Board Issues New Telemedicine Rules

The Georgia Composite Medical Board enacted a new regulation governing the standards for telemedicine practice. The regulation, titled Practice Through Electronic or Other Such Means, is found under Georgia Comp. Rules and...more

8/22/2014 - Healthcare New Regulations Standard of Care Telemedicine

ATA Issues Final Clinical Guidelines for Telepathology

The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) released its new Clinical Guidelines for Telepathology this week. The Guidelines update the ATA’s original 1999 telepathology guidelines, offering healthcare providers new and...more

8/14/2014 - American Telemedicine Association Healthcare Telemedicine

AMA Adopts Telemedicine Policy for Coverage and Payment of Telemedicine Services

During its Annual Meeting on June 11, 2014, the American Medical Association (AMA) voted to approve a list of guiding principles for coverage of and payment for telemedicine services, designed to “foster innovation in the use...more

6/25/2014 - American Medical Association Healthcare Medical Devices mHealth Mobile Devices Telemedicine

Practice Guidelines for Real-time, Direct-to-Patient Primary Urgent Care Telemedicine Released

The American Telemedicine Association released draft Practice Guidelines for Real-time, Direct-to-Patient Primary Urgent Care Telemedicine and is seeking public comments through June 20, 2014. ...more

6/23/2014 - AMerican American Telemedicine Association Healthcare Public Comment Telemedicine

Draft Guidelines for Telepathology Released

The American Telemedicine Association released draft Clinical Guidelines for Telepathology and is seeking public comments through June 20, 2014. Practice guidelines can serve as a useful reference point for the...more

6/20/2014 - American Telemedicine Association Healthcare Public Comment Standard of Care Telemedicine

Florida Board of Medicine Issues Telemedicine Regulations

The Florida Board of Medicine enacted new regulations governing the Standards for Telemedicine Practice. The regulations are identical for allopaths (64B8-9.0141) and osteopaths (64B15-14.0081). The new regulations went into...more

5/16/2014 - Healthcare Pharmaceutical Physicians Prescription Drugs Telemedicine

Draft Guidelines for TeleICU Operations Released

The American Telemedicine Association released draft Guidelines for TeleICU Operations on March 28, 2014 and is seeking public comments through April 26, 2014. Practice guidelines can serve as a useful reference point...more

4/7/2014 - mHealth Standard of Care Telehealth Telemedicine

Recovery Audits Cease as CMS Introduces New Provider-Friendly Contract Terms

February is the last date Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs) and Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) can issue additional documentation requests (ADRs) as the current Recovery Audit Program contracts are coming to a...more

2/25/2014 - CMS Healthcare Healthcare Reform MACs RACs

GAO Report on Medicare Contractors

On August 22, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report calling for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its Medicare program integrity...more

9/4/2013 - CMS Contractors GAO Medicare

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