By Scott Weinstein, Edward G. Zacharias, Abby Higgins and Li Wang 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...
By Amanda Enyeart, Marshall E. Jackson, Jr., Lisa Schmitz Mazur, Rachel Stauffer, Grayson I. Dimick, Jayda Greco, Abby Higgins, Ashley Ogedegbe and Sarah Raaii 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...