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Telehealth parity laws: the real story
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • USA
  • September 6 2017

State telehealth parity laws, which generally require private payers (and occasionally Medicaid programs) to cover telehealth services if those


Health Hacking: Dealing with the cyber threat in digital health
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • September 1 2017

Software and the electronic devices it controls, has become increasingly important in the healthcare industry over recent years. Digital health


New Jersey’s Telemedicine Law: What Providers Need to Know
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • 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


CMS Proposes Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Update for 2018
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • July 27 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published its proposed rule to update the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) for calendar


OIG Updates FY 2017 Work Plan to Include Review of Medicare Claims for Telehealth Services Provided to Rural Beneficiaries: Will Substantive Change to Medicare Reimbursement for Telehealth Follow?
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • July 26 2017

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”) recently updated its FY 2017 Work Plan


Is Telemedicine Change Coming to Congress? The Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2017 Among Several New Federal Bills
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • July 10 2017

Congress is reconsidering a nationwide telehealth coverage bill, named the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2017, designed to introduce an


Round Two: Significant Telehealth Expansion Re-Proposed in Bipartisan Senate Bill
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • June 27 2017

On May 3, 2017, the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies for Health Act of 2017 (S. 1016) (CONNECT Act of 2017


Tally-ho! Flurry of Legislative Activity Signals Ease on Federal Barriers to Telehealth
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 17 2017

In recent months, a number of bills have been introduced or passed in Congress that would ease federal health care programs’ restrictions on


TelehealthRemote Patient Monitoring Rarely Used in Federal Health Programs, but Innovative Programs May Provide Boost, GAO Reports
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • May 12 2017

The GAO recently reported that fewer than 1 of Medicare and Department of Defense (DOD) beneficiaries and 12 of Veteran's Administration (VA


GAO Report: Medicare Reimbursement Policies Impede Telehealth Adoption
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 26 2017

Although telehealth has the potential to improve or maintain quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries, payment and coverage restrictions create