Tag Archives: Telemedicine

Telemedicine Prescribing of Controlled Substances: the Dark Side of the New Congressional Bill

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Congress has taken another step forward to require the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to activate a special registration allowing physicians and nurse practitioners to prescribe controlled substances via telemedicine without an in-person exam. The House Energy and Commerce Health subcommittee approved the Special Registration for Telemedicine Clarification Act of 2018, part of a larger … Continue reading this entry

Iowa’s New Telehealth Law: What You Need to Know

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds recently signed a new bill into law requiring commercial health insurers in the Hawkeye State to cover health care services provided via telehealth to the same extent those services are covered via in-person care.  The law, passed under HF 2305, takes effect January 1, 2019 and applies to all policies delivered, … 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

Three Years Later, Foley Survey Reveals Positive Prognosis for Telemedicine

  We are excited to announce that Foley’s 2017 Telemedicine and Digital Health Survey is now available on foley.com. When we launched Foley’s inaugural Telemedicine and Digital Health Survey in 2014, health care executives weren’t ready to make telemedicine a significant focus of their business and patient strategies. In fact, 87 percent of respondents did not expect … Continue reading this entry