Nathaniel Lacktman

Nathaniel Lacktman

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Arkansas New Proposed Rules Allow Telemedicine Exams

Arkansas was ranked last among all states in a recent report by the American Telemedicine Association on telemedicine practice standards. Earlier this year, we reported on the Arkansas Board of Medicine’s plans to remedy its...more

5/12/2016 - American Telemedicine Association Physicians Proposed Amendments Proposed Regulation Public Hearing State Medical Board Telemedicine

Virginia Telehealth Law: What You Need to Know

Virginia has made strides to expand the telehealth offerings available to its residents and the Old Dominion took another step forward advancing telemedicine when it enacted a bill amending Virginia Code § 38.2-3418.16 to...more

4/14/2016 - Controlled Substances Data Security Electronic Medical Records Electronic Prescribing Health Care Providers Informed Consent Licensing Rules New Legislation Physicians State Medical Board Telehealth Telemedicine

West Virginia's New Telemedicine Practice Standards & Remote Prescribing Laws

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D) signed into law, on March 24, 2016, a new bill (House Bill No. 4463) implementing a variety of telemedicine practice standards and remote prescribing rules in the Mountain State....more

4/5/2016 - Electronic Medical Records Electronic Prescribing Health Care Providers Health Information Technologies Informed Consent Medical License New Legislation Physicians Telehealth Telemedicine

Key Takeaways From Indiana's New Telemedicine Law

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) signed into law, on March 21, 2016, a new bill (House Act No. 1263) implementing a variety of telemedicine practice standards and remote prescribing rules in the Hoosier State. Effective July 1,...more

3/30/2016 - Electronic Medical Records Electronic Prescribing Governor Pence Health Care Providers Health Insurance Informed Consent New Legislation State Medical Board Telehealth Telemedicine

Louisiana Telemedicine Practice Rules: What Providers Need to Know

Louisiana’s Board of Medical Examiners (the “Board”) enacted regulations in the fall amending the prior practice standards for telemedicine, the requirements for obtaining a telemedicine permit, and the rules on remote...more

3/22/2016 - Amended Regulation Controlled Substances Disclosure Requirements Electronic Medical Records Electronic Prescribing Health Care Providers Health Information Technologies Informed Consent Medical License Physicians Telehealth Telemedicine

DC Proposes New Telemedicine Rules: What You Need to Know

The District of Columbia Department of Health recently issued proposed rules that, if enacted, would constitute the first regulations on telemedicine practice standards in the nation’s capital. Other than a 2014 policy...more

3/17/2016 - Comment Period Data Privacy Data Security Electronic Medical Records Electronic Prescribing Health Care Providers Informed Consent Medical License Telehealth Telemedicine

Florida Passes New Telehealth Bill: Focus is Reimbursement

After several hard-fought years of unsuccessful attempts, the Florida Legislature on Friday passed a new bill designed to set the stage for telehealth commercial insurance coverage in the Sunshine State. This is a great step...more

3/17/2016 - Electronic Prescribing Health Care Providers Health Insurance Pending Legislation Reimbursements Telehealth Telemedicine

Medicare Payments for Telehealth Increased 25% in 2015: What You Need to Know

More good news on the telehealth reimbursement front: CMS reported its total 2015 payments for telehealth services under the Medicare program and it was a 25% increase over last year. This reflects how providers are...more

3/4/2016 - CMS Fee-for-Service Health Care Providers Medicare Physician Medicare Reimbursements Proposed Legislation Telehealth Telemedicine

Florida Expands Telemedicine Controlled Substance Prescribing

The Florida Board of Medicine recently met and voted to uphold a rule allowing controlled substances to be prescribed via telemedicine for the treatment of psychiatric disorders. This change has enormous potential to benefit...more

2/23/2016 - Amended Regulation Controlled Substances Electronic Prescribing Mental Health Physicians State Medical Board Telemedicine

Arkansas Prepares New Telemedicine Practice Rules

The Great State of Arkansas was ranked last among all states in a recent report by the American Telemedicine Association on telemedicine practice standards. The good news is the Arkansas Board of Medicine indicated plans to...more

2/18/2016 - Electronic Medical Records Electronic Prescribing Health Care Providers In-Person Exam Informed Consent Proposed Regulation State Medical Board Telemedicine

8 Tips for Navigating New Wisconsin Telemedicine Rules

The State of Wisconsin Medical Examining Board recently held a hearing to consider a proposed rule that, if enacted, would provide the first administrative requirements around the use of telemedicine services in Wisconsin....more

1/28/2016 - Electronic Medical Records Health Care Providers Physicians Proposed Regulation Standard of Care Telehealth Telemedicine

Will New Hampshire Offer Medicaid Telehealth Coverage?

A lonely sentence at the end of New Hampshire’s new telemedicine law could mean the Granite State will join 48 other states in offering Medicaid FFS coverage of telehealth services. Interestingly, the very end of the Act...more

12/22/2015 - CMS Fee-for-Service Health Care Providers Medicaid New Legislation Telehealth Telemedicine

2016 Will Be the Year of Telemedicine and ACOs

If 2015 was the year that brought telemedicine directly to consumers, 2016 will be the year of telemedicine and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). ACOs are expected to increase the use of telemedicine technologies as a...more

12/16/2015 - ACOs Alternative Payment Models (APM) CMS Medicare Medicare Shared Savings Program OIG Telemedicine

Consumerism Drives Employer & Retail Clinics' Telemedicine Adoption in 2016

In response to consumer demands for more personalized health care at a lower cost, employer onsite health clinics and retail clinics will continue to be on the rise in 2016, and telemedicine will be crucial to those clinics...more

12/11/2015 - Affordable Care Act CVS Employer Healthcare Costs Health Information Technologies Healthcare Costs Telemedicine

State Lawmakers Pushing Telemedicine Coverage in 2016

State legislation is heavily contributing to the expected reimbursement/coverage uptick in 2016, as more states consider legislation requiring coverage for telemedicine and in-person visits alike. To date, 29 states...more

12/8/2015 - Health Information Technologies Licensing Rules Medicare Popular Reimbursements Telehealth Telemedicine

Telemedicine Going Global in 2016

International markets – particularly developing countries with a need for the depth of expertise offered by U.S. health care providers – will play a significant role in driving telemedicine growth and continued health care...more

12/2/2015 - Clinical Trials Collaboration Global Market Health Care Providers Telemedicine

Payers Embracing Telemedicine Cost Savings, Ramping Up Reimbursement in 2016

Often considered the primary obstacle to telemedicine implementation, reimbursement changes are now better viewed as one of the most prominent drivers of telemedicine expansion. Payers are finally beginning to realize what...more

11/24/2015 - Aetna Anthem Insurance CIGNA CMS Health Care Providers Healthcare Costs Humana Reimbursements Telemedicine UnitedHealth

Florida Proposes Telemedicine Medicaid Rules

Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration published proposed regulations regarding telemedicine-based services in the Medicaid program. The Agency is soliciting comments through November 23 and will host a public rule...more

11/19/2015 - Comment Period Health Information Technologies Medicaid Proposed Regulation Telemedicine

Five Telemedicine Trends Transforming Health Care in 2016

Telemedicine is a key component in the health care industry shift to value-based care as a way to generate additional revenue, cut costs and enhance patient satisfaction. One of the biggest changes to health care in the last...more

11/16/2015 - ACOs American Telemedicine Association CMS Telemedicine Value-Based Purchasing

Five Takeaways from North Dakota’s Proposed Telemedicine Rules

The North Dakota Board of Medicine issued proposed regulations designed to move the Peace Garden State to the list of telemedicine-friendly states. The rules properly focus on the quality of care delivered, rather than the...more

11/9/2015 - Electronic Medical Records Electronic Prescribing Health Care Providers Hospitals Licensing Rules Proposed Regulation State Medical Board Telemedicine

Top Three Reasons ACOs Should Use Telehealth and Telemedicine

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) can share costs of telehealth and remote patient monitoring services among their hospitals, providers/suppliers, and other ACO participants, according to federal regulations under the...more

11/3/2015 - ACOs Alternative Payment Models (APM) CMS Fee-for-Service Fraud and Abuse Health Care Providers Health Information Technologies Healthcare Healthcare Reform Hospitals Medicare Medicare Shared Savings Program OIG Suppliers Telehealth Telemedicine Value-Based Purchasing Waivers

Six Ways to Take Advantage of New Hampshire’s New Telemedicine Law

A physician in New Hampshire can now establish a valid doctor-patient relationship without needing a prior in-person exam. This is among several recent changes in New Hampshire’s telemedicine laws that offer new opportunities...more

10/27/2015 - Controlled Substances Electronic Medical Records Electronic Prescribing Exemptions Health Care Providers Healthcare Healthcare Reform Hospitals In-Person Exam Licensing Rules Mental Health New Legislation Physicians Prescription Drugs Standard of Care Telehealth Telemedicine

Changes to New York Telehealth Coverage Coming Soon

After New York became the 22nd state to enact a telemedicine commercial coverage statute, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an amendment changing the statute. The amendment makes sweeping changes to telehealth coverage under New...more

10/20/2015 - Amended Legislation Governor Cuomo Health Care Providers Health Information Technologies Health Insurance Hospitals Medicaid Nurse Practitioners Nurses Physicians Psychological Counseling Reimbursements Telehealth Telemedicine

Telehealth and Consumer Subscription Models

Telehealth opportunities continue to grow at an exponential rate, aligning with the concurrent growth of retail and consumer-focused medicine. Capturing the retail sentiment, companies are looking to offer subscription-based...more

10/6/2015 - Alternative Payment Models (APM) Fees Fixed Price Fixed-Fee Health Care Providers Health Insurance Licensing Rules Retail Market Risk-Based Approaches Telehealth Telemedicine

U.S. to China Health Care Arrangements: New Rules for Medical Institution and Service Advertisements

As U.S. hospitals and health care providers continue to explore China’s market for international health care business opportunities, including telemedicine, they often consider providing services or products to consumers...more

9/28/2015 - Advertising China Contract Drafting Contract Negotiations Endorsements Health Care Providers Healthcare Hospitals Proposed Regulation Sanctions Telemedicine

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