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New OIG Project Expands Telemedicine Audits to State Medicaid Programs

USA - November 20 2017 Following on the heels of its plans to review Medicare payments for telehealth services, the federal Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the…

Three Years Later, Foley Survey Reveals Positive Prognosis for Telemedicine

USA - November 15 2017 When we launched Foley’s inaugural Telemedicine and Digital Health Survey in 2014, it was apparent that health care executives weren’t ready to make…

CMS Finalizes Reimbursement Cuts for 340B Hospitals

USA - November 8 2017 In a striking blow to 340B hospitals, the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final…

Will the Massachusetts Proposed Legislation on Hospital Outpatient Facility Fees Have a Nationwide Impact?

USA - October 24 2017 In some states, including the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, “site neutrality” for outpatient hospital reimbursement is factoring into state-specific…

Telemedicine Rules in D.C. Get Second Draft

USA - October 10 2017 Telemedicine rules in the District of Columbia underwent a second round of revisions as the District of Columbia Department of Health issued a new set…

20 FAQs for Telemedicine Providers in Ohio

USA - October 5 2017 The Ohio Medical Board just published new FAQs and guidance on practicing via telemedicine, addressed to Ohio physicians and physician assistants. The…

Telehealth Services in Nebraska Get a Boost

USA - October 2 2017 Telehealth services are now required to be covered by health plans in the Cornhusker State. Nebraska telemedicine providers, entrepreneurs, and…

Graham-Cassidy Proposal Falls Short on Votes While Other Deadlines Loom

USA - September 26 2017 Efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with the Graham-Cassidy legislation were unsuccessful as lawmakers rushed to meet the September 30th…

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…