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Telemedicine Reimbursement and Regulation: an Overview for Providers

by Snell & Wilmer on

The advent of telemedicine supplies a unique and convenient gateway for patients and providers to connect. The benefits of telemedicine range from increased access to care for patients, to increased efficiency and lower...more

Federal Telehealth Policies Summary

by Holland & Knight LLP on

On Feb. 9, 2018, Congress passed and President Donald Trump signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (BBA). This wide-reaching legislation enacts major changes for telehealth policy in Medicare by incorporating...more

Changes for Telemedicine Policies in New Proposed Opioid Legislation

by Baker Donelson on

Key committees in Congress continue to work toward legislative responses to the opioid abuse problem. Several of the proposals under consideration include changes to telemedicine policies. Given broad interest in the opioid...more

Sharing and Mining Patient Data in Digital Health and Telemedicine: Laws You Need to Know

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The use of new technologies such as digital health applications, telemedicine, and information exchanges can provide game-changing benefits for providers and patients alike. However, with increased sharing comes increased...more

Telehealth Industry Update: Insights from the Global Partnership for Telehealth 9th Annual Conference

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

On March 19–21, 2018, the Global Partnership for Telehealth hosted its 9th Annual Conference in Jekyll Island, Georgia. Well-attended by industry leaders, technology vendors, and telehealth champions, the conference provided...more

TELEMEDICINE – Potential Expansion With Proposed Federal Legislation

Adoption of telehealth and alternative delivery methods is growing and could alter the health care delivery landscape, but it is still in the early stages. While there are risks that telehealth and alternative delivery...more

As Telemedicine Soars, Reimbursement for Telemedicine Services Slowly Evolve

by Dickinson Wright on

The use of telemedicine has soared in recent years, as new technologies develop and consumer demand for instant access to healthcare increases. ...more

Top Three Changes in Delaware’s New Proposed Telemedicine Rules

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The Delaware Board of Medicine has issued proposed regulations clarifying certain statutory provisions pertaining to telemedicine and telehealth. As we previously reported, Delaware’s Medical Practice Act imposes certain...more

Northwell Health Seeks to Use Drones and Telehealth for Emergency Care

Northwell Health, a New York-based health system, is seeking to use a fleet of emergency drones, in combination with telehealth technology, to respond to accidents more quickly, treat opioid overdoses and even provide medical...more

2018 Telemedicine Benchmark Survey Shows Industry Trends

by Cozen O'Connor on

Each year, REACH Health publishes an industry benchmark survey that provides great insight into what telemedicine industry leaders are thinking. Its most recently published survey is no different. The 2018 survey was...more

A Movement To Consider: Telepsychiatry In New York State

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Recently on Fox’s HIPAA & Health Information Technology blog, we discussed the privacy and security issues arising from the growth of telemedicine, as well as the general benefits that such growth could have for recent...more

Congress Proposes Change to Ryan Haight Act to Allow Telemedicine Prescribing of Controlled Substances

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

It seems the efforts of telemedicine advocates to change federal law and allow greater prescribing of controlled substances are no longer falling on deaf ears. Congress just released a pair of draft discussion bills to amend...more

Expanded coverage of telehealth

by Hogan Lovells on

The recently enacted Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 expands Medicare’s coverage for telehealth services in several ways. Inclusion of these provisions, which had been part of a Senate bill called the CHRONIC Care Act, is...more

K&L Gates Triage: Triage in 2018: Health Care Topics to Watch in the New Year

by K&L Gates LLP on

We expect 2018 to be another year of rapid change within the health care industry. In this episode, Mary Beth Johnston highlights some of the key topics that the health care practice group will monitor in the coming year,...more

Perks And Tips For The Recent Medical Graduate: Telemedicine And HIPAA

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Many believe that educated millennials are choosing to work in urban, rather than rural areas, during their early career due to societal milestones being steadily pushed back and the professional opportunities and preferences...more

10 Tips for Complying with Georgia’s Telemedicine Laws

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On January 22, 2018, the Georgia House of Representatives adopted a Resolution recognizing telehealth as an important tool to improving access to health care in Georgia. One week later, the Georgia Senate recognized January...more

Top 7 Legal Challenges Facing Physicians And Hospitals

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The American Health Lawyers Association’s 2018 Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute in New Orleans focused on the legal challenges faced by physicians and hospitals. Here are the Jackson Lewis Healthcare Industry Team’s...more

Texas And CMS Allow More Expansive Uses Of Telemedicine

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

This is the second in a series of alerts from Seyfarth’s Health Law practice highlighting significant changes in health care regulations and policy as providers and other industry participants enter 2018....more

Telemedicine Credentialing by Proxy: What Hospitals and Telehealth Companies Need to Know

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Hospital-based telemedicine services continue to rapidly expand across the country, allowing providers to deliver care to rural areas and better allocate the staffing and availability of specialist physicians such as...more

A Declaration without a Response: Senators Urge DEA to Enact Regulations on Opioid-Based Addiction Treatments Using Telemedicine

by McDermott Will & Emery on

This past fall, after months of speculation, President Trump declared the opioid crisis sweeping the United States a national public health emergency. Upon the president’s declaration, Acting Health and Human Services...more

Top 5 Ways Telehealth Will Change Under the New Federal Funding Bill

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The telemedicine industry has been abuzz upon learning that provider-friendly legislation was included in the new federal Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed into law by the President on February 9, 2018. But telehealth...more

Medicare’s New Remote Patient Monitoring Reimbursement: What Providers Need to Know

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The new year continues to offer big opportunities for telemedicine and digital health companies, and one of the most notable developments is CMS’ decision to reimburse providers for remote patient monitoring (RPM). Effective...more

A Primer On Telemedicine And The Workplace

by Fisher Phillips on

Most people probably do not enjoy sitting in a doctor’s reception area with other coughing and sneezing people while waiting for an appointment, or devoting hours to getting a prescription refilled. The concept of...more

News from Second & State

Weekly Wrap: - With only the Senate in town this week, it was relatively quiet on the legislative front. On Monday, the Senate Appropriations Committee reported out S.B. 21 (Mensch, R-Berks). Known as the “Employment First...more

Comments Solicited on New Telemedicine Accreditation Standards

by Baker Ober Health Law on

On January 25, 2018, the ClearHealth Quality InstituteTM (CHQI) announced the release of draft standards within CHQI's Telemedicine Accreditation Program. The standards are intended to assess the quality and effectiveness of...more

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