By Amanda Enyeart, Dawn Helak, Marshall E. Jackson, Jr., Lisa Schmitz Mazur, Dale C. Van Demark, Mara McDermott and Lauren Knizner on Jan 11, 2022
Posted In Employee Benefits, Health and Welfare Plans, Privacy and Data Security
In hopes that the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) will soon end, Congress and the administration are evaluating the telehealth expansions and flexibilities put in place to respond to the PHE. As a result, the future for telehealth stakeholders remains uncertain. This article outlines various changes in Medicare telehealth reimbursement policy in effect during the...
By Amanda Enyeart, Dale C. Van Demark, Lisa Schmitz Mazur, Marshall E. Jackson, Jr. and Stacey Callaghan on Sep 29, 2021
Posted In Digital Health, Employee Benefits, Health and Welfare Plans
Telehealth’s state-by-state regulatory patchwork means that healthcare providers must navigate a variety of regulations that govern which types of care can be provided by virtual means, and even what modalities can be used in different care settings. McDermott’s recent 50-state survey explores the standard and requirements that physicians and nurse practitioners must follow when prescribing...
By Amanda Enyeart, Marshall E. Jackson, Jr., Lisa Schmitz Mazur and Dale C. Van Demark on Sep 15, 2021
Posted In Employee Benefits, Health and Welfare Plans
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently published its annual proposed changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, which include several key telehealth and other virtual care-related proposals. The proposals address long-standing restrictions that have historically limited the use of telehealth and virtual care, including geographic and originating site restrictions, and limitations on audio-only...
By Amanda Enyeart and Lisa Schmitz Mazur on Jul 18, 2017
Posted In Health and Welfare Plans, Privacy and Data Security
Amanda Enyeart and Lisa Schmitz Mazur wrote this bylined article explaining how the HHS Office of Inspector General used a survey by the Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program run by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to conclude that CMS made $729 million in inappropriate EHR incentive payments to physicians out of some...