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UPDATE: This advisory was updated to reflect an announcement by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on April 9 and updated Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) billing FAQs. The April 9 announcement suspended a number of rules allowing hospitals, clinics and other healthcare facilities to increase their frontline medical staff to aid in providing care during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the FAQs address changes to FFS billing. The advisory now includes information related to physicians providing remote care at rural hospitals and updates to telehealth billing. This advisory was further updated to reflect an announcement by CMS on April 30, which articulated further expansion of telehealth reimbursements and eligible services for Medicare. The advisory updates reimbursement information and now includes information related to federally qualified health clinics' ability to furnish telehealth services.
As the country continues to adjust to challenges faced during this novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, healthcare providers are presented with especially difficult decisions related to furnishing care to patients and keeping their offices open. One option is to provide services via telehealth. The following are practical guidelines for practices to consider when implementing telehealth services.
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Day Pitney attorneys are available to help you navigate the many questions involved in providing telehealth services. We're in this together.
Day Pitney attorneys are available to help you navigate the many questions involved in providing telehealth services. We are in this together. For more Day Pitney alerts and articles related to the impact of COVID-19, as well as information from other reliable sources, please visit our COVID-19 Resource Center.
COVID-19 DISCLAIMER: As you are aware, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, things are changing quickly and the effect, enforceability and interpretation of laws may be affected by future events. The material set forth in this document is not an unequivocal statement of law, but instead represents our best interpretation of where things stand as of the date of first publication. We have not attempted to address the potential impacts of all local, state and federal orders that may have been issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Susan Huntington and Christopher Klimmek were quoted in Hartford Business Journal article, "Gov. Lamont's executive orders have helped CT beat back COVID-19, but some businesses want to curtail his powers."
Susan Huntington was interviewed by anchor Matt Maisel in the Fox-affiliate station WMPT Fox 43 segment "COVID-19 controversy at Pa. Capitol calls into question employer obligations and limitations in telling workers about positive test," discussing employers obligations in disclosing positive tests to employees.
Day Pitney Hartford partner Susan Huntington spoke with the Connecticut Law Tribune, as Connecticut begins to reopen the state in four stages.
Tom Zalewski is quoted in an article, "Careful Care: Health Care Companies Must Be Aware of Legal Risks That Come with New Technology," published by ROI-NJ.
Day Pitney partners Elizabeth Sher and Susan Huntington are recipients of Profiles in Diversity Journal's 18th Annual "Women Worth Watching" Awards, which recognize esteemed women leaders and acknowledge their talents, commitment, achievements and leadership.