Bloomberg Law “Weekend Read” Features Epstein Becker Green Insights on Coronavirus Telehealth Coverage and Privacy Under MedicareBloomberg Law March 28, 2020
Bloomberg Law “Weekend Read” newsletter featured two articles co-authored by Epstein Becker Green attorneys:
- “INSIGHTS: Waived Medicare Telehealth Copayments Leave Unanswered Questions,” by Anjali N.C. Downs, Melissa L. Jampol, Jennifer E. Michael, Anjana D. Patel, and Carrie Valiant.
- “INSIGHT: Key Medicare Telehealth, HIPAA Changes During Coronavirus Pandemic,” by Anjali N.C. Downs, Anjana D. Patel, Patricia M. Wagner, and Amy Lerman.
Following is an excerpt:
We realize how busy—and strange—this week was for everyone, so we hope you can take a break and catch up with our Insights.
Coronavirus remains front and center, with articles on supply chain labor issues, the constitutionality of mandatory quarantines, price gouging issues, and Medicare telehealth and privacy issues, to name a few.
But we also featured thought pieces on attorney civility, changes for federal contractors, and the importance of hiring both litigation and privacy counsel when a cyber breach occurs. …
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION
Waived Medicare Telehealth Copayments Leave Unanswered Questions
Health-care providers that reduce or waive cost-sharing amounts for telehealth services furnished to Medicare beneficiaries during the coronavirus outbreak currently will not face any penalties. Epstein Becker Green attorneys say this move by the HHS is unprecedented and leaves many questions unanswered.
Key Medicare Telehealth, HIPAA Changes During Coronavirus Pandemic
Medicare patients have expanded telehealth access during the coronavirus pandemic after the Trump Administration recently loosened regulatory restrictions. Epstein Becker Green attorneys give key telehealth and HIPAA considerations for health-care providers.