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Lisa Schmitz Mazur advises health care providers and technology companies on a variety of legal, regulatory and compliance matters with a particular focus on digital health topics, including telehealth, telemedicine, mobile health and consumer wellness. Lisa advises a variety of health care providers and technology companies involved in “digital health,” including assisting clients in developing and implementing telemedicine programs by advising on issues related to professional licensure, scope of practice, informed consent, prescribing and reimbursement. Lisa helps clients identify and understand the relevant legal issues, and develop and implement practical, forward-thinking solutions and strategies that meet the complex and still-evolving digital health regulatory landscape.  Read Lisa Schmitz Mazur's full bio.

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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Transformative Healthcare Collaboration Opportunities Emerge from COVID-19 Pandemic


By , , , , , , , , and on Feb 17, 2021
Posted In Employee Benefits, Health and Welfare Plans, Privacy and Data Security

The seismic, virtually overnight transformation of healthcare delivery as a result of the pandemic has flung open doors to innovation, as a diverse cross-section of digital health and life sciences stakeholders mobilize crisis resources; adjust operations for enhanced screening, sanitization and social distancing measures; harness telehealth capabilities to deliver healthcare remotely; and identify opportunities for...

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Five Reasons Why Telehealth Is Here to Stay (COVID-19 And Beyond)


By on Jun 2, 2020
Posted In Employee Benefits, Health and Welfare Plans, Privacy and Data Security

Telehealth is no longer just a nice-to-have, but instead a must-have for patients and healthcare professionals alike during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lisa Mazur, partner at McDermott Will & Emery specializing in the digital healthcare space, is quoted in a recent Forbes article about why telehealth is here to stay: “Telehealth was already experiencing significant momentum...

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Navigating Telehealth During COVID-19


By on Apr 21, 2020
Posted In Digital Health

Lisa Schmitz Mazur discusses what states are doing to make telehealth more available, the changing Medicare reimbursement landscape and compliance considerations for providers implementing telehealth during this time. Access the full video here.

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Vetting Relationships for Telemedicine Collaborations


By on Dec 3, 2019
Posted In Digital Health, Health and Welfare Plans

As the telemedicine regulatory and reimbursement environment becomes more cohesive and providers and patients alike embrace technology, opportunities for telemedicine collaborations are likely to grow. Like any collaboration, finding the right partner is crucial for success, particularly at the highly scrutinized intersection of healthcare and technology. This post explores the factors to address when evaluating...

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Three Tips for Tackling Risk in Digital Health


By and on Nov 21, 2019
Posted In Digital Health, Health and Welfare Plans

Digital health companies face a complicated regulatory landscape. While the opportunities for innovation and dynamic partnerships are abundant, so are the potential compliance pitfalls. In 2018 and in 2019, several digital health companies faced intense scrutiny—not only from regulatory agencies, but also in some cases from their own investors. While the regulatory framework for digital...

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Podcast | Telemedicine – The New Standard of Care


By and on Jul 5, 2018
Posted In Employee Benefits, Health and Welfare Plans, Privacy and Data Security

In the newest episode of the Of Digital Interest podcast, McDermott Digital Health partners, Lisa Schmitz Mazur and Dale Van Demark, share their perspectives on these questions and the various barriers, risks and opportunities associated with the rise of telemedicine and other technological advancements in health care delivery. Access this episode at www.mwe.com/mcdermottdigitalhealth or subscribe to the...

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Telehealth and the Changing Regulatory Landscape: Opportunities and Challenges in the Digital Health Ecosystem


By on Apr 17, 2018
Posted In Employee Benefits, Health and Welfare Plans, Privacy and Data Security

What if you didn’t have to take time out of your day to see a physician in person when you needed a prescription? What if a diagnosis could be delivered over video chat? What if your psychiatrist was available at the press of a button or swipe on your screen? These options are fast becoming...

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Digital Health Year in Review: 2017 Trends and Looking Ahead to 2018


By , , , , , , , , , and on Feb 8, 2018
Posted In Health and Welfare Plans, Privacy and Data Security

Throughout 2017, the health care and life sciences industries experienced a widespread proliferation of digital health innovation that presents challenges to traditional notions of health care delivery and payment as well as product research, development and commercialization for both long-standing and new stakeholders. At the same time, lawmakers and regulators made meaningful progress toward modernizing...

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