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Telehealth: Medicare Moves Forward By Proposing New Telehealth Services For 2020
On July 29, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its proposed 2020 Physician Fee Schedule rule, which contains new telehealth services covered under Medicare
United States
14 Aug 2019
Real Estate Industry Facing Threat Of New TCPA Class Actions
Real estate businesses should be aware that they may be the target of new class action lawsuits under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA")
United States
9 Aug 2019
Recent Decision From District Of Oregon Denying Enhanced Damages Underscores Vast Liability Exposure Under The TCPA
Businesses that communicate with consumers through telemarketing calls, text messages or faxes to residential telephone lines, cellular telephones, or fax machines, are likely familiar with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991, 47 U.S.C. § 227 ("TCPA").
United States
11 Jul 2019
Florida Legislature Passes New Telehealth Law
On April 29, 2019, the Florida State Legislature passed HB 23, a law providing additional guidelines on the use of telehealth in the Sunshine State.
United States
22 May 2019
New Mexico Lawmakers Pass Bill For Telehealth Insurance Coverage, Payment Parity
New Mexico lawmakers passed new legislation designed to close gaps in the state's current telehealth insurance coverage law ...
United States
11 Apr 2019
Think About This - Children Younger Than 14 May No Longer Have Smartphones In Germany!
The Washington Post reported reasons to restrict use of smartphones from a German child psychology expert and adviser "Just as we protect children from alcohol or other drugs, we should also protect them from the risks...
United States
22 Feb 2019
Great News For Texas, Apple Announces $1B Campus In Austin!
The New York Times reported that Apple "would build a new $1 billion campus in Austin, Tex., where it could eventually employ 15,000 people ...
United States
20 Dec 2018
Big Privacy Surprise! iOS And Android Apps Are Tracking Us!
The New York Times reported that "Frequently, location data companies make packages of code that collect phones' whereabouts.
United States
17 Dec 2018
New Connecticut Law Allows Telemedicine Prescribing Of Controlled Substances
Connecticut has taken another step towards expanding the meaningful use of telemedicine in connection with treatment of mental health and substance use disorders.
United States
6 Jul 2018
Apple's App Store A monopoly?
The Washington Post reported a 7 year old case will be considered by the US Supreme Court as to whether "Apple has "monopolized" the market for iPhone apps ...
United States
22 Jun 2018
Heightened Ascertainability Remains A Formidable Requirement To Achieving Class Certification In The Third Circuit: Administrative Feasibility Following City Select V. BMW Bank Of North America
When the Third Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in City Select Auto Sales Inc. v. BMW Bank of North America, Inc., in the middle of last year ...
United States
4 May 2018
The D.C. Circuit Significantly Limits The Reach Of The TCPA Statute, But Issues Still Remain
On March 16, 2018, almost seventeen months after oral argument, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia finally issued its ruling on several consolidated administrative ...
United States
20 Mar 2018
Ninth Circuit Shuts Down Lakers: TCPA Means "Privacy" When It Comes To Insurance Coverage
As many practitioners who work with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) know, getting insurance providers to cover TCPA cases is a difficult proposition.
United States
3 Oct 2017
Hospital Text Messaging Rules Placed On Hold By Joint Commission
The Joint Commission, which accredits hospitals and other health care organizations, hit pause on its prior May 2016 announcement to allow secure text messaging in hospitals and other health care organizations.
United States
28 Jul 2016
Rhode Island's New Law Requires Health Plans Cover Telemedicine Services
The law takes effect January 1, 2018 and applies to all policies delivered, issued, or reissued in the State after that date.
United States
22 Jul 2016
Alaska Enacts New Telemedicine Law: What Providers Should Know
Alaska Governor Bill Walker signed SB 74 into law on June 21, 2016, expanding the use of telemedicine in the Last Frontier state.
United States
19 Jul 2016
Louisiana's New Telemedicine Law Opens Doors, Removes Barriers
Louisiana's governor signed into law, HB 570, (the "Act"), eliminating a prior requirement that physicians practicing telemedicine maintain an office in Louisiana or contract with in-state providers.
United States
5 Jul 2016
New York Legislation To Require Payment Parity For Telehealth Services
New York introduced a new bill designed to ensure commercial health plans pay for telehealth services at the same rate the plans pay for in-person services.
United States
16 Jun 2016
Why Arizona's New Telemedicine Law Sends An Important Message
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed a bill into law, on May 17, 2016, requiring private health plans to pay for telemedicine services across the whole state rather than only services received in rural areas of the state.
United States
7 Jun 2016
Arkansas New Proposed Rules Allow Telemedicine Exams
Arkansas was ranked last among all states in a recent report by the American Telemedicine Association on telemedicine practice standards.
United States
12 May 2016
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