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HHS’s New Practice Guidelines Reduce Certain Barriers to Buprenorphine Prescribing

USA - May 19 2021 On April 27, 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) released new buprenorphine practice guidelines entitled, Practice Guidelines…

Amy A. Poe, Lindsey Croasdale, Scott Geboy, Todd A. Nova.

The Future of Telehealth: Examining “What’s Next”

USA - March 16 2021 While the COVID-19 public health emergency (“PHE”) has driven significant change throughout health care, some of the more expansive changes relate…

Abigail Kaericher, Regan E. Tankersley.

HHS Modifies PREP Act to Expand Telehealth

USA - December 4 2020 On December 3, 2020, HHS issued a Fourth Amendment to the Declaration under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (“PREP Act”), which…

Abigail Kaericher, Mayo Alao.

Telehealth Boom Continues: CMS Adds New Covered Services

USA - October 16 2020 The push for increased telehealth coverage continues during the COVID-19 public health emergency (“PHE”). On October 14, 2020, CMS added 11 new…

Abigail Kaericher, Regan E. Tankersley.

Telehealth - Considerations for Credentialing and Clinical Privileging

USA - August 6 2020 As telehealth expands, so too does the need for hospitals and other health care facilities (collectively “hospitals”) to credential telehealth…