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Assisted Kos Pharmaceuticals in obtaining Medicare Part D coverage for its previously excluded product.
Assisted several pharmaceutical manufacturers in reinstating Medicaid coverage for products dropped from the program by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
May 9, 2016, Covington Digital Health
In March, CMS issued a State Medicaid Directors Letter (SMDL) about the availability of enhanced federal funding for state Medicaid programs’ eligibility and enrollment (E&E) systems. This SMDL represents CMS’s most recent effort to encourage States to use commercial “off-the-shelf” technology and “software as a service,” instead of customized electronic systems ...
March 1, 2016, Covington Digital Health
On February 2, a bipartisan group of Senators introduced a bill, S. 2484 (CONNECT for Health Act), to expand the scope of Medicare reimbursements for telehealth and remote patient monitoring (RPM) services. (An identical bill, H.R. 4442 was introduced in the House on February 3.) If enacted, the bill would waive, for certain providers, existing … Continue Reading
February 4, 2016, Covington Digital Health
Earlier this week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a rule implementing a provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that requires a Medicaid enrollee seeking coverage for home health services to first meet face-to-face with a practitioner. The final rule confirms that the face-to-face encounter requirement “may occur through ...
October 24, 2015, Covington Digital Health
Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) finalized new rules for the Electronic Health Records (EHR) meaningful use program. In response to significant public criticism of the program, the final rulemaking offers some additional flexibility for complying ...
August 12, 2015, Covington Digital Health
Last week, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved a bill that would ease federal requirements that professionals seeing patients at ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) “meaningfully use” certified electronic health records (EHRs). The measure would sunset after certified EHR technology is applicable to the ASC setting. The meaningful use program requires certain ...
June 10, 2015, Covington Digital Health
* Jack Lund is a summer associate and student at the University of Virginia School of Law The “21st Century Cures Act” (Cures) cleared its first major hurdle last month when the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted unanimously in favor of the legislation. Among other things, Cures helps to modernize Medicare by … Continue Reading
June 3, 2015, Covington Digital Health
* Gabriel Kohan is a summer associate and student at Harvard Law School. States are continuing to debate the role telehealth services should play in the health care system. Thus far in 2015, several States have enacted parity laws requiring that certain telehealth services be reimbursed to the same extent as in-person services. While on … Continue Reading
June 1, 2015, Law360
May 7, 2015, Covington Digital Health
Last month, Washington state enacted legislation requiring coverage of medical services delivered through telehealth technology, making it the latest State to join the growing consensus that telehealth is an important component of efficiently delivering health care. Under Washington’s telehealth parity law, health plans will be required to cover a service ...
May 1, 2015, AHLA Weekly
April 7, 2015, Covington Digital Health
Late last month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) with broad bipartisan support. MACRA would permanently repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) for Medicare physician reimbursement and extend federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program for two additional years. The ...
March 26, 2015, Covington Digital Health
Earlier this month, the National Law Journal published its annual Special Report on Health Care Law. Included in this Special Report is an article written by CovingtonEHealth contributors Caroline Brown, Anna Kraus, and Phil Peisch, entitled, The Cyber Future of Long-Term Care: Applying Health Care Laws to Aging in Place Technologies. This article explores how … ...
March 2, 2015, BNA’s Health Care Policy Report
July 30, 2013, Covington E-Alert
February 21, 2013, Covington E-Alert
February 13, 2013, Covington E-Alert
July 20, 2012, Law360
May 7, 2012, Covington E-Alert
December 13, 2010, Covington E-Alert
December 2010, Covington E-Alert
August 3, 2010, Covington E-Alert
May 3, 2010, Covington E-Alert
April 29, 2010, Covington E-Alert
April 2010, Covington E-Alert
August 24, 2006, Covington E-Alert
March 3, 2006, Covington E-Alert
April 5, 2005, Covington E-Alert
April 4, 2005, Covington E-Alert
February 1, 2005, Covington E-Alert
January 27, 2005, Covington E-Alert
January 2005, Covington E-Alert
December 2004, Covington E-Alert
October 2004, Covington E-Alert
September 17, 2004, Covington E-Alert
August 2004, Covington E-Alert
April 14, 2004, Covington E-Alert
December 11, 2003, Covington E-Alert
December 8, 2003, Covington Report
November 26, 2003, Covington E-Alert