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COVID-19 – New FAQs and Toolkits for Telehealth & Medicare Provider Enrollment

(March 27, 2020): Liles Parker published an article covering CMS’ blanket waiver of certain telehealth requirements on March 16, 2020, with an updated version posted March 17, 2020.[1] This article covers developments since March 17, 2020 related to CMS telehealth requirements and provider enrollment activities in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, as well …

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Audits of Telehealth Services are Increasing. Do Your Telehealth Services Meet Applicable Requirements?

(Updated September 22, 2019): The use of “telehealth” technologies to diagnose and treat patients can be used to address provider shortages, improve patient access to otherwise unavailable specialized services, reduces costs, and provides an effective way to monitor the status of patients from long distances.  The many benefits of telehealth have been readily recognized by …

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Medicare Revocation Actions Related to Telemedicine Rising!

(September 25, 2020):  In recent years, many individuals (especially younger members of our work force) have embraced the chance to supplement their income through short-term engagements in the “gig economy.”  Notably, both professionals and non-professionals alike have found flexible, part-time opportunities online, allowing them to work remotely as independent contractors.  A number of physicians, nurse …

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act: Provisions Relevant to Healthcare Providers

By Michael Cook, Jennifer Papapanagiotou & Andy Lynch –  Partners at Liles Parker, PLLC. (March 31, 2020):  On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act[1] passed the House of Representatives by a voice vote. The President then signed the bill into law. The bill is the third round of federal …

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DOJ is Aggressively Investigating Allegations of Wrongdoing Related to COVID-19 Fraud and the Current National Emergency

(March 27, 2019):  We live in trying times.  As the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has spread both globally and throughout the United States, the government has taken a number of steps to address the current pandemic.  On March 13, 2020, President Donald Trump officially declared that the COVID-19 outbreak constitutes a national emergency.[1]  Within 72 hours …

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Lab Testing Guidance for COVID-19

(Updated March 31, 2020): On March 13, 2020, President Trump declared a National Emergency[1] related to the current Coronavirus / COVID-19 outbreak.  The declaration gives Secretary Alex Azar of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) the power to waive certain Federal requirements in Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP in order to address the …

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Section 1135 Waiver Issues and COVID-19

(March 25, 2020):  On January 31, 2020, Secretary Alex Azar, of the US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), used his authority under the Public Health Service Act to declare a public health emergency in the United States.[1] Secretary Azar determined that a public health emergency had existed nationwide since January 27, 2020. Subsequently, …

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Coronavirus Update – HHS & CMS Guidance, Directives and Waivers with Respect to Telemedicine, Provider Enrollment Regulations, Claim Appeals, the Suspension of Non-Emergency Survey Inspections, Nursing Homes, Home Health Agencies, Dialysis Facilities and DME Suppliers.

UPDATED (March 17, 2020): CMS just announced a waiver of certain telehealth coverage requirements so that Medicare beneficiaries can receive a wider range of services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility. The article below has been updated to address these key takeaways. (March 16, 2020): On March 13, 2020, President …

Coronavirus Update – HHS & CMS Guidance, Directives and Waivers with Respect to Telemedicine, Provider Enrollment Regulations, Claim Appeals, the Suspension of Non-Emergency Survey Inspections, Nursing Homes, Home Health Agencies, Dialysis Facilities and DME Suppliers. Read More »

Telemedicine Audits of Evaluations by Referring Physicians are Increasing

(February 17, 2020):  Over the last few months, we have seen a significant increase in the number of telemedicine audits and investigations by law enforcement and program integrity contractors.  Unfortunately, most of the calls we have received have been from physicians who have inadvertently become associated with a number of improper telemedicine schemes.  The purpose …

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