• New OIG Project Expands Telemedicine Audits to State Medicaid Programs

    New OIG Project Expands Telemedicine Audits to State Medicaid Programs

    • March 4, 2018

    Following on the heels of its plans to review Medicare payments for telehealth services, the federal Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) just announced a new project to review state Medicaid payments for telemedicine and other remote services. Accordingly, providers who bill state Medicaid programs for telemedicine,

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  • Three Years Later, Foley Survey Reveals Positive Prognosis for Telemedicine

    Three Years Later, Foley Survey Reveals Positive Prognosis for Telemedicine

    • March 4, 2018

    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 telemedicine a significant focus of their business and patient strategies. The interest was there but, despite tremendous technological breakthroughs and imaginative applications, most telemedicine programs were in the early stages and there

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  • Telemedicine Rules in D.C. Get Second Draft

    Telemedicine Rules in D.C. Get Second Draft

    • March 4, 2018

    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 of proposed rules . The newly-revised proposed telemedicine rules, issued in July, replace the Department’s first draft of telemedicine regulations issued in early 2016, and incorporate comments submitted by a number

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  • 20 FAQs for Telemedicine Providers in Ohio

    20 FAQs for Telemedicine Providers in Ohio

    • March 4, 2018

    The Ohio Medical Board just published new FAQs and guidance on practicing via telemedicine, addressed to Ohio physicians and physician assistants.  The FAQs follow the Ohio rules for telemedicine prescribing of drugs and controlled substances adopted by the Board in March 2017.  The guidance should be welcome news to providers who deliver healthcare services via

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  • Telehealth Services in Nebraska Get a Boost

    Telehealth Services in Nebraska Get a Boost

    • March 4, 2018

    Telehealth services are now required to be covered by health plans in the Cornhusker State. Nebraska telemedicine providers, entrepreneurs, and patients can enjoy telehealth insurance coverage, joining the national majority. Championed earlier this year by Nebraska Senator Mark Kolterman (R) as LB92 and signed by Governor Pete Ricketts (R) in late April, the new law

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  • Joint Commission Introduces New Accreditation Standards for Telehealth Services

    Joint Commission Introduces New Accreditation Standards for Telehealth Services

    • March 4, 2018

    Editor’s note:  Following publication of our blog post, The Joint Commission contacted Health Care Law Today on September 14, 2017 and informed us it will not move forward at this time with its proposed ambulatory telemedicine standards. The Joint Commission said it continues to evaluate options, and additional comments may be sent to Mary Brockway,

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