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The End of Public Health? It’s Not Dead Yet

Bill of Health

By Nicole Huberfeld Once again, health law has become a vehicle for constitutional change , with courts hollowing federal and state public health authority while also generating new challenges. In administrative law disputes, a critical aspect of public health law, clear statement rules enforce separation of powers.

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Tackling Another Public Health Emergency: Recent State and Federal Policies to Increase Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Access

Center for Health Insurance Reform

While the federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) ended in May, the PHE declaration for the opioid crisis continues.

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Searching for a New Normal: How Expiration of the Federal Public Health Emergency Impacts Access to Health Care Services

Center for Health Insurance Reform

After more than three years, the federal COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) is set to expire on May 11, 2023. Once the PHE designation is lifted, a number of federal policies intended to help the U.S. health care system adapt to the pandemic will also expire.

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How we can avoid the 'telehealth cliff'

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

It's become common knowledge, at this point, that the flexibilities enabled by the federal government at the start of the COVID-19 public health emergency prompted an atmospheric jump in telehealth use. Tim Scott, R-S.C., Panelists made clear that much of that responsibility lies with elected officials.

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FCC and other awards helped enable permanent telehealth policy changes in Virginia

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

"In 2019, UVA Health created a multi-stakeholder strategic plan for telemedicine." In addition, as a federally designated Telehealth Resource Center, UVA Health also worked to provide expanded technical assistance to providers and health systems across the nine-state Mid-Atlantic Region. '" PROPOSAL.

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Report shows 'vast improvement' in state telehealth reimbursement policies

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A report released Tuesday by Foley & Lardner LLP found that the COVID-19 pandemic compelled state and federal policymakers to remove restrictions on and expand reimbursement for telehealth and virtual care at unprecedented rates. "The public health emergency did not create the telemedicine industry.

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What will the next year look like for telehealth? 'Well above pre-pandemic levels'

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

We expect there will be some ebbs and flows in the overall number of telehealth visits, driven by a combination of ongoing COVID-19 spikes, such as the recent Delta variant, changes in federal policies and waivers for reimbursement, and further integration of telehealth services into care models across service lines.

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