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Senate Committee’s PREVENT Pandemics Act Draft Released: What to Know

Healthcare Law Today

It also requires that the Secretary report to Congress on the state of the SNS, and to issue guidance and hold annual meetings with public health officials and stakeholders on how states, territories, and Tribes can access the SNS. Modernizes public health data through biosurveillance and infectious disease data collection.

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Expanded Medicare Telehealth Coverage for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Services Furnished by Opioid Treatment Programs

Healthcare Law Today

Prior to the federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE), to initiate treatment with buprenorphine at an OTP, a practitioner needed to perform a complete in-person physical evaluation. Background and History of Medicare Telehealth Coverage of SUD Treatment. Want to Learn More?

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The Wait is Over. Or Is It? DEA’s Proposed Rules Around Telemedicine Prescribing: Initial Impressions and Key Takeaways

Health Law Advisor

Telemedicine Prescribing During the COVID-19 PHE During the COVID-19 PHE, among many other regulatory flexibilities, federal and state prescribing requirements were relaxed. DEA has specifically requested feedback on whether it should limit telemedicine prescribing to only the drug’s FDA-approved indications.

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Five Opportunities to Use the Law to Address Persistent OUD Treatment Gaps 

Bill of Health

health care system, but that are especially present for behavioral health needs like substance use, and are exacerbated by other challenges related to stigma, lack of employment, and fragmented or nonexistent care coordination. This reality reflects structural, policy, and legal misalignments common to the entire U.S.

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Medical Device Cybersecurity Provisions Included in Omnibus Appropriations Bill

HIPAA Journal

Funding for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will increase by $100 million, the National Institutes of Health will receive an additional $2.5 This will help to ensure that telehealth and hospital-at-home programs can continue to provide convenient and accessible medical treatment for patients.

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President Biden Signs End-of-Year Legislation Including Telehealth, Medicare & Medicaid, Mental Health, Pandemic Preparedness, and Other Health Care Provisions

C&M Health Law

trillion spending package, which consists of all 12 fiscal year (FY) 2023 appropriations bills and funds the federal government through September 30, 2023, provides additional assistance to Ukraine, and makes numerous health care policy changes. 117-164 ) (the “Act”)—an approximately $1.7

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