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FCC Proceeds with $100 Million Telehealth Initiative, Seeks Comments on Proposed Program Rules


Posted on August 6, 2019 in Health Information Technology

Published by: Hall Render

On July 10, 2019, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) voted unanimously to move forward with its new $100 million telehealth initiative, which seeks to bring telehealth services to low-income Americans, veterans and medically underserved communities. In its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the FCC detailed its proposed telehealth initiative rules and anticipated program requirements. As currently... READ MORE

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Additional Telehealth Benefits Coming to Medicare Advantage in 2020


Posted on July 12, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Thanks to a final rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) this spring, Medicare Advantage (“MA”) plans will now be able to offer additional telehealth benefits to enrollees starting in 2020. Historically, MA plans have been able to offer more telehealth services compared to Original Medicare as part of their... READ MORE

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Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – July 13, 2018


Posted on July 13, 2018 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

CMS Releases 2019 Proposed Medicare’s Physician Fee Schedule  On July 12, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) announced numerous new policy proposals in a proposed rule to update payment policies, payment rates and quality provisions for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (“PFS”) for 2019. The annual update reduces payments... READ MORE

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