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Recent Developments in Telehealth Enforcement

Healthcare Law Blog

The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (“PHE”) led to a rapid expansion in the utilization of telehealth. On October 13, 2022 , Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Secretary Xavier Becerra renewed the COVID-19 PHE and the PHE is now set to expire on January 11, 2023. Ryan Haight Act.

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HHS Aims to Strengthen Anti-Discrimination Rules for Disabled Patients in New Proposed Rule

C&M Health Law

Section 504 covers all health care and human services programs and activities funded by HHS, from providers, like hospitals and doctors that accept Medicare or Medicare, to state child welfare programs, as well as Medicare Advantage Plans, and Medicaid Managed Care Plans. Comments may be submitted until November 13, 2023.

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Countercyclical Aid Is Not Enough to Fix the Broken US Approach to Public Health Financing

Bill of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s failed responses to COVID-19, ranging from “testing to data to communications,” have prompted a call to reorganize the agency. Yet restructuring the CDC will have little effect on pandemic preparedness if the decentralized American approach to health finance remains in place.

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COVID-19 as Disability Interest Convergence?

Bill of Health

Some have suggested that the COVID-19 pandemic could be a moment of what critical race theorist Derrick Bell called “ interest convergence ,” where majority interests align with those of a minority group to create a critical moment for social change. Why Haven’t Interests Converged During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

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Value-Based Health Care Needs All Stakeholders at the Table – Especially the Patient

Health Populi

Note: I may be biased as a University of Michigan graduate of both the School of Public Health and Rackham School of Graduate Studies in Economics]. health care, patient assistance programs, Medicare Advantage plans, and the bundling of proven high-value preventive services into the Affordable Care Act. .”

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October-December 2021 State Regulatory Developments

New Jersey Healthcare Blog

Below are the most recent health care related regulatory developments as published in the New Jersey Register from October-December 2021: On October 4, 2021, at 53 N.J.R. 103, which declared a Public Health Emergency for the state in response to COVID-19. 10:69, AFDC-Related Medicaid, or 10:71, Medicaid Only.

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Electronic Prescribing for Controlled Substances Set to Take Off

Healthcare IT Today

This requirement was relaxed by DEA and HHS early in the COVID-19 shutdown, but the old restrictions are set to return at the end of the 2024. The DEA has allowed EPCS during a telehelath visit since the beginning of the COVID-19 public health emergency. Another bill, the EPCS 2.0