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Joint Commission Introduces New Accreditation Standards for Telehealth Services

USA - September 12 2017 The Joint Commission has proposed changes to its accreditation standards to account for direct-to-patient telehealth services. The new standards will…

Mandatory Cardiac Episode Payment Program: CMS Proposes Cancellation

USA - August 28 2017 On August 15, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule (Proposed Rule) that, if finalized, would (1) reduce…

Medicare Payments for Telehealth Increased 28% in 2016: What You Should Know

USA - August 28 2017 Telehealth providers can celebrate another successful year of growth, as CMS reported a 28% increase over total 2016 payments for telehealth services…

Medicare Claims Appeals: D.C. Circuit Reverses and Remands in Case Seeking Relief From Processing Delays

USA - August 16 2017 On August 11, 2017, the D.C. Circuit reversed the district court and held that the district court abused its discretion by ordering the Secretary of…

Alaska’s Telemedicine Business Registry: What You Need to Know

USA - August 16 2017 Alaska’s Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development has finalized new regulations to create a special Telemedicine Business Registry…

Lessons Learned from 2017 OCR HIPAA Enforcement Actions

USA - August 14 2017 So far 2017 is proving to be an active year for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) enforcement. This comes on the heels of…

New Jersey’s Telemedicine Law: What Providers Need to Know

USA - August 7 2017 New Jersey has a new telemedicine law, recently signed by Governor Chris Christie. The law cements the validity of telehealth services in the Garden…

The Ball is in the SEC’s Court: What Health Care Borrowers Can Do While Waiting on Changes to Rule 15c2-12

USA - August 3 2017 On March 1, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued Release No. 34-80130 (the Release) proposing several amendments to its Rule…

OIG to Audit Medicare Telehealth Services: What You Need to Know

USA - July 31 2017 For what may be the first time, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) recently announced a new…

Proposed Rule Would Slash Medicare Payment for 340B Drugs

USA - July 20 2017 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed reducing the Medicare payment rate to hospitals for most separately payable drugs…