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DEA Extends COVID-19 Telemedicine Flexibilities for Prescribing Controlled Medications for 6 Months

HIT Consultant

For any practitioner-patient telemedicine relationships that have been or will be established up to November 11, 2023, the full set of telemedicine flexibilities regarding the prescription of controlled medications established during the COVID-19 PHE will be extended for one year – through November 11, 2024.

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DEA & SAMHSA Issue Temporary Rule Extending COVID-19 Telemedicine Flexibilities for Controlled Substances Prescribing Beyond the Termination of COVID-19 PHE

Hall Render

Notably, the Temporary Rule, which can be accessed here , extends the COVID-19 PHE telemedicine flexibilities (hereinafter, “telemedicine flexibilities”) for six months following the end of the PHE (through November 11, 2023).


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DEA officially extends remote EPCS flexibilities for 6 months

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Department of Health and Human Services said it would temporarily extend telemedicine flexibilities for the prescription of certain controlled medications granted under the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, which is set to expire on May 11.

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Prior Authorization Insurance Requirements: A Barrier to Accessing Lifesaving Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder?

Bill of Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this overdose crisis , and efforts are urgently needed to mitigate harm. Dr. Hincapie-Castillo and Dr. Goodin are Research Fellows at the Center for Public Health Law Research. appeared first on Bill of Health.

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Tele-Prescribing Flexibilities Extended Again in Second Temporary Rule

Healthcare Law Blog

Some concerns and reasons noted by the DEA for extending the telemedicine flexibilities include: Reductions in access to care for patients who may not have an established practitioner-patient relationship; Practitioner backlogs for providing in-person medical evaluations; and Urgent public health needs for certain controlled medications.

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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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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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