Abby Higgins

Subscribe to Abby Higgins's Posts
Abby Higgins provides regulatory counseling on all aspects of state and federal healthcare laws impacting hospitals and healthcare systems, with a particular emphasis on digital health products and services. Abby has experience handling issues related to fraud and abuse, Stark Law, federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), Food & Drug Administration regulations, cannabis laws and patient data protection. Read Abby Higgins's full bio.

Major Changes Proposed to Substance Use Disorder Confidentiality Law


By , , and on Jan 24, 2023
Posted In Employee Benefits, Health and Welfare Plans

In a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published December 2, 2022 (the Proposed Rule), the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed long-awaited changes to the regulations protecting the confidentiality of substance use disorder patient records under Part 2 of Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations (42 CFR Part 2, or...

Continue Reading



Omnibus Bill Extends Medicare Telehealth Flexibilities and HDHP Telehealth Safe Harbor


By , , , , , , , and on Dec 28, 2022
Posted In Digital Health, Employee Benefits, Health and Welfare Plans

On December 23, 2022, US Congress approved a year-end omnibus legislative package, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (CAA 2023), which consists of all 12 fiscal year 2023 appropriations bills and numerous other provisions, including health policy changes. The healthcare provisions in this omnibus package extend key Medicare telehealth flexibilities and the temporary telehealth safe harbor for...

Continue Reading



STAY CONNECTED

TOPICS

ARCHIVES

Top ranked chambers 2022
US leading firm 2022