On July 20, 2023, the OCR at the HHS and the FTC sent a joint letter to approximately 130 hospital systems and telehealth providers to alert them to the “serious privacy and security risks” stemming from the use of online tracking technologies integrated into their websites and mobile ...
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) continues to expand its regulation of health care data to ensure the data remains protected when shared with consumer-facing applications.
The use of telehealth increased exponentially in 2020 and 2021 as health care providers and patients responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Covered entities are used to ensuring that many different facets of their operations comply with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act rules.
On February 24, the Drug Enforcement Administration, in consultation with the Department of Health and Human Services, issued two proposed rules that address the prescribing of controlled substances based solely on a telemedicine encounter.
On January 5, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance for State Health Officials clarifying that Medicaid and CHIP coverage and payment of interprofessional consultations (commonly and hereafter referred to as “eConsults”) is permissible, even when the ...
Catalyzed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have entered an era of digitally enabled care—fully integrated in-person and virtual care models that hybridize care delivery based on clinical appropriateness and other factors, such as convenience and cost.
In March 2022, President Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022, an omnibus funding bill that included several telehealth provisions aimed at ensuring a smooth transition after the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
On September 27, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed two bills that collectively aim to strengthen privacy safeguards for individuals seeking abortion services.
Remote monitoring technology and programs have proliferated over the past five years, accelerated by the continued miniaturization of medical-grade sensors; improvements in device accuracy, validity and pricing; and new reimbursement models such as coverage for remote patient monitoring and remote ...