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Emma J. Chapman provides forward-thinking guidance to healthcare providers and researchers on a variety of regulatory, compliance and transactional matters. She is particularly focused on emerging healthcare technology solutions, especially in the areas of telehealth and digital health, and the unique regulatory issues that impact them. Read Emma J. Chapman's full bio.

Staying Connected: An Update on Medicare Reimbursement for Telehealth Services After the PHE


By , , , , , , , and 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...

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50-State Survey | Rules Governing Telehealth Modalities and Patient-Provider Relationships


By , , , , and 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...

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CMS Addresses Virtual Care Expansion in CY 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposal


By , , , and 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...

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