A group of Senators has re-introduced a bill that would allow home healthcare providers to use telehealth in place of some in-person visits during a public health emergency.
Two bills headed to Gov. Ralph Northam’s desk will expand Medicaid coverage for remote patient monitoring programs and telehealth services for school students regardless of whether they’re in school or at home.
Telehealth has become so popular during the coronavirus pandemic that it’s drawing increased scrutiny from federal regulators. But those regulators are also noting the difference between telehealth fraud and telefraud.
A bill now before the state’s Senate would set strict rules for the use and coverage of audio-only telehealth services, such as the telephone.
In an update posted this week in the Federal Register, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has amended the 2021 Physician Fee Schedule to clarify reimbursement for remote patient monitoring programs.
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PhRMA asserted that the new 340B Drug Pricing Program administrative dispute resolution rule is not the product of reasoned decision-making and is unlawful.
In advance of the next session of Congress, lawmakers are scrambling to file new bills or resubmit old bills that aim to expand telehealth access and coverage through and beyond the coronavirus pandemic.
A Florida lawmaker is looking to improve his state’s telehealth laws by eliminating some of the complexity and opening the door to audio-only phone calls and virtual prescribing.
Federal officials have permanently extended an emergency order giving employees the option to use telehealth to meet with doctors to qualify for taking time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Employees can use telehealth to establish a serious health condition that would qualify them for taking time off from work under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Continue reading