Category Archives: Healthcare Law and Regulations

Telehealth Services in Nebraska Get a Boost

Telehealth Services Must Now Be Covered by Health Plans in the State of Cornhusker. Nebraska's telemedicine providers, contractors, and patients can benefit from telehealth insurance coverage, joining the national majority. Promoted earlier this year by Senator Mark Kolterman (R) of Nebraska under the number 19459004 LB92 and signed by Governor Pete Ricketts (R) in late April, the new law came

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20 FAQs for Telemedicine Providers in Ohio

The Ohio Medical Council has just published new FAQs and tips on practicing telemedicine directed at physicians and Ohio medical assistants. The FAQs follow Ohio's rules for the prescription of drugs and controlled substances adopted by the Council in March 2017. These tips should be good news for service providers. health by telemedicine. Although often referred to as the "prescription

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Telemedicine Rules in D.C. Get Second Draft

Telemedicine rules in the District of Columbia underwent a second round of revisions as the Department of Health published a new set of proposed rules . The recently revised revised Telemedicine Rules, published in July, replace the first draft of the Ministry's Telemedicine Regulation issued in early 2016 and incorporate comments submitted by several industry advocates of the telehealth. With

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

In Some States, Including the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, " Neutrality of the Site "For outpatient hospital reimbursement, one must consider the state's own health reform and cost control initiatives. This goes far beyond the limitation of reimbursement for Medicare in new out-of-campus ambulatory hospital services under section 603 of the Bipartite Budget Act, 2015 . ]. Since the Massachusetts Health

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Tax Reform and Tax-Exempt Bonds: Risks Presented by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

On November 2, 2017, the Reductions Act and the ] "A was introduced to the House of Representatives. This law has immediate and far – reaching implications for tax – exempt finance . Among others, the Act respecting tax cuts and jobs: Repeal the power to issue "qualifying private business bonds" after December 31, 2017. These bonds generally include all

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CMS Finalizes Reimbursement Cuts for 340B Hospitals

In a striking blow to 340B hospitals, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a latest outpatient Medicare Payment System Prospective (OPPS) rule adopting its previous proposal to significantly reduce Medicare reimbursement for separately payable ambulatory drugs purchased by hospitals as part of of program 340B. The final rule confirms that

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Three Years Later, Foley Survey Reveals Positive Prognosis for Telemedicine

When we launched the 1945-19002 Inaugural Survey of Foley It was clear that health care leaders were not ready to make telemedicine an important focus of their business strategies and their patients. The interest was there but despite tremendous technological advances and imaginative applications, most of the telemedicine programs were in the early stages and there was little acceptance by

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New OIG Project Expands Telemedicine Audits to State Medicaid Programs

Following his plans for review of health insurance payments for health services Telehealth The Federal Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) just announced a new project to review Medicaid payments for telemedicine and other remote services. As a result, providers who bill Medicaid programs for telemedicine, telehealth or remote monitoring services

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Massachusetts Proposed Legislation to Curb Health Care Costs by Regulating Hospital Reimbursement Rates

Health Care > Legislation to reduce health care costs by regulating hospital reimbursement rates In a previous article we began to dissect the new Massachusetts Senate Bill "Strengthening Health and Accessibility Act by Using Transformative Health Care", and focused on a provision prohibiting hospitals to bill payers for many routine outpatient services. . In this second part of a multipart

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