Many telehealth and mHealth app developers are concerned about whether or not their app is a medical device under FDA regulations (and rightfully so), they often pay less attention to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) rules.
There are two interesting items in telehealth news.
Internet-based file-sharing services such as Dropbox and Google Drive can be easy and convenient to use, whether via the touch of an app on a mobile device or by opening a browser on a PC.
On July 8, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule.
WGNO reported that the FBI arrested 46 doctors and nurses across the country last month in the largest Medicare fraud bust ever; 243 people were arrested in 17 cities for allegedly billing Medicare for $712 million worth of patient care that was never given or unnecessary.
The final Medicare Shared Savings Program (“MSSP”) rule released on June 4, 2015, contains a number of modifications to the financial arrangement contained in the existing regulations.
Telehealth Roundup: Federal Bill Seeks to Expand Medicare Use of Telehealth; Delaware and Connecticut Update Telemedicine Laws
On July 7th, the House introduced much anticipated bipartisan telehealth legislation.
An eleven-judge panel unanimously reversed 23 years of precedent in the Ninth Circuit early last week, making it easier for federal False Claims Act (“FCA”) whistleblowers to survive a challenge based on the statute’s public disclosure bar.