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

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

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

Louisiana Telemedicine Practice Rules: What Providers Need to Know

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

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

OIG Warns Information Blocking May Affect Safe Harbor Protection

by King & Spalding on

In an alert published October 6, 2015, the OIG reminded the public that “information blocking”—generally described as individuals or entities knowingly and unreasonably interfering with the exchange or use of electronic...more

Colorado Proposes New Telehealth Rules

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The Colorado Medical Board proposed updated draft guidelines for the delivery of healthcare services via telehealth, as well as remote prescribing for new patients. Recognizing that “using telehealth technologies in the...more

HIPAA Violation Results in $4.8 Million Settlement: An IT Perspective

by Dickinson Wright on

In today’s healthcare industry, information technology (“IT”) systems play an ever-expanding role in the success of a medical practice. Medical practitioners consistently juggle e-billing and electronic medical records...more

Electronic Prescribing And Electronic Health Records Exceptions To The Stark Law

by Carlton Fields on

The electronic prescribing and electronic health records (“EHR”) exceptions to the federal physician self-referral law known as the Stark Law (42 U.S.C. § 1395nn) were first published in the Federal Register in 2006, yet they...more

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