Compliance & Legal

By Kat Jercich 04:28 pm July 28, 2020
Much of the worldwide spending increase on APIs, data integration, analytics and more will be driven by governmental regulations and policy requirements, analysts said.
By Mike Miliard 03:20 pm July 28, 2020
The Rhode Island health system has settled with OCR for the HIPAA violation after an employee's computer went missing – with protected health information of 20,431 individuals left accessible.
By Kat Jercich 12:46 pm July 28, 2020
The agency will accept suggestions for new data classes for the United States Core Data for Interoperability, via its new ONDEC system, through Oct. 9.
By Mike Miliard 08:53 am July 28, 2020
In a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma, scores of medical associations called on the agency to sunset waivers related to scope of practice and licensure once the pandemic has subsided.
By Kat Jercich 12:31 pm July 23, 2020
The House bill, introduced last week, would eliminate most geographic and originating site restrictions on the use of telehealth in Medicare, a broadly popular provision.
By Kat Jercich 10:21 am July 22, 2020
Among the takeaways at this week's Telehealth Innovation Forum: Those hoping for long-term state licensure waivers across the board may be in for disappointment.

The letter was addressed to Vice President Mike Pence, Dr. Deborah Birx and HHS Secretary Alex Azar. (Alex Wong, Getty)

By Kat Jercich 04:31 pm July 20, 2020
The public health, research, medical, science and legal organizations all voiced concerns about data availability and transparency under the new process, which instructs hospitals to bypass the CDC and report directly to HHS.
By Kat Jercich 03:40 pm July 16, 2020
HIMSS Government Relations VP Tom Leary said House members were likely to address originating site requirements and the types of providers that can be reimbursed for telehealth.

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By Kat Jercich 10:36 am July 16, 2020
Judge Theodore Chuang found that the in-person FDA requirements for medication abortion impose a "substantial obstacle" for patients during the COVID-19 crisis.
By Kat Jercich 12:47 pm July 13, 2020
Plaintiffs allege that the telehealth giant contracted with a third-party telemarketer that violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.