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Delaware’s New Telemedicine Rules: Top Four Changes to Know

Delaware
The Delaware Board of Medicine recently enacted new regulations pertaining to telemedicine and telehealth. As we previously reported, the new regulations are intended to clarify the language in Delaware’s Medical Practice Act, which imposes certain practice standards for what constitutes an appropriate patient diagnosis and treatment via telemedicine, including the allowable modalities and when an … Continue reading this entry

Disruption and Innovation on Display at the 2018 CEO/Innovators Roundtable

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On June 19 and 20, 2018, more than 60 innovators and thought leaders came together for the 13th annual, invitation-only CEO/Innovators Roundtable (Roundtable), hosted by Foley & Lardner LLP and BDC Advisors, LLC. The overall theme of the Roundtable was “disruption and innovation” in health care, and the discussion was divided into panels on five … Continue reading this entry

New Connecticut Law Allows Telemedicine Prescribing of Controlled Substances

Connecticut
Connecticut has taken another step towards expanding the meaningful use of telemedicine in connection with treatment of mental health and substance use disorders.  SB 302, signed by Governor Dannel Malloy and effective July 1, 2018, allows providers to prescribe controlled substances via telemedicine for the treatment of psychiatric disabilities or substance use disorder, including medication … Continue reading this entry

Kentucky’s New Telehealth Law Expands Insurance Coverage and Reimbursement

Kentucky
Kentucky health care providers and patients will soon enjoy a revamped, and significantly improved, telehealth commercial insurance coverage law.  Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin signed SB 112 into law on April 26, 2018, imposing both telehealth coverage and payment parity requirements for Kentucky Medicaid, Medicaid managed care organizations, and commercial health plans in the Bluegrass State.  … Continue reading this entry

OIG Report: CMS Paid Practitioners for Telehealth Services That Did Not Meet Medicare Requirements

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The Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) just published a new report on OIG’s review of Medicare payments for telehealth services. The objective of the OIG review was to determine whether or not CMS paid practitioners for telehealth services that met Medicare requirements. The report concluded that, of the sampled claims … Continue reading this entry

Ten Things To Know About Maryland’s Proposed Telehealth Rules

The Maryland Board of Physicians evaluated, then tabled for further consideration, a set of new telehealth rules designed to expand the opportunities for hospitals and providers to deliver virtual care services in Baltimore and throughout the State.  The Board held a public hearing on January 24, 2018 to review proposed telehealth rules originally issued late … Continue reading this entry

Lacktman Featured in Podcast about Foley’s 2017 Telemedicine Survey Results

Foley Partner Nate Lacktman was interviewed for The Hospital Finance Podcast, “Telemedicine Adoption Grows – Results of the 2017 Foley Telemedicine and Digital Health Survey,” where he discussed the survey findings, including the current adoption rate of telemedicine among providers and consumers, international opportunities for providers, telemedicine legal ramifications and the future of the industry. Lacktman … Continue reading this entry

Regulatory Challenges Facing the mHealth Industry

Innovations in health care technology have created unique challenges for developers and investment companies. Among others, changing FDA guidelines, data security, and reimbursement are all substantial issues facing the rapidly evolving mobile health (mHealth) industry. At the 2014 FOLEYTech Summit, Foley special counsel Monica Chmielewski assembled a panel of industry leaders – Mary Modahl, Chief … Continue reading this entry

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, efficiently leverage a doctor’s time and dramatically reduce barriers to patient interaction. Our recent survey of senior-level health care executives indicates that telemedicine technology is … Continue reading this entry

The Creeping Union Part I: Could a “Micro-Union” Happen to You?

Is it ever too early for a startup business to consider the potential impact of unionized labor on future operations? According to a line of cases stemming from a groundbreaking 2011 National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision, the answer is “no.” In fact, as explained below, the early stages of a company’s life may be … Continue reading this entry

The Supply Side of Health Care IT: Notes from the Experts

As discussed in prior blog posts, on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, Foley & Lardner LLP hosted the ninth annual FoleyTech Summit in Boston. One of the morning breakout sessions at FoleyTech featured a panel discussion of leading health care IT investors. The panel was moderated by Christopher Donovan, a partner in Foley’s Health Care Practice Group … Continue reading this entry

Changing Healthcare Landscape: What to Anticipate

The ninth annual FOLEYTech Summit included panel discussions to address the issues and challenges facing technology companies today in Health Care, Big Data, and Next-Generation Manufacturing. The conference featured perspectives from the investor and company sides of the equation. At the Demand Side of Health Care IT session, Foley & Lardner Partner Alan Einhorn moderated … Continue reading this entry