Get to Know the New D.C. Telemedicine Regulations

Get to Know the New D.C. Telemedicine Regulations

As of December 22, 2017, the District of Columbia’s first telemedicine regulations take effect. Healthcare providers and healthcare technology vendors interested in or currently engaged in the telemedicine industry in D.C. should be aware of these key provisions in the new regulations.

How to get paid for Remote Patient Monitoring

How to get paid for Remote Patient Monitoring

Two Final Rules issued by CMS in November 2017 opened up entirely new avenues for reimbursement of Remote Patient Monitoring services in 2018, creating the potential for better patient outcomes and a boost to a medical practice's bottom line.

What You Need to Know About the Revised Virginia Assisted Living Regulations: Private Duty Personnel and Volunteers

What You Need to Know About the Revised Virginia Assisted Living Regulations: Private Duty Personnel and Volunteers

NLG continues its series of posts on certain key changes in the new Virginia assisted living regulations, scheduled to take effect February 1, 2018.  In this installment, we review new requirements for the use of private duty personnel and volunteers.  Keep reading THE LATEST from Nixon Law Group more information on the new ALF regulations and other healthcare happenings!

How to Secure Your Health Information Against Phishing Attacks

How to Secure Your Health Information Against Phishing Attacks

Earlier this year, a federally qualified health center, Metro Community Provider Network (“MCPN”) paid a $400,000 HIPAA breach penalty related to a 2011 phishing attack. In this attack, several MCPN employees had their email accounts hacked by a phisher who was able to gain access to about 3,200 individuals’ PHI.

What You Need to Know About the Revised Virginia Assisted Living Regulations: Records & Reports

What You Need to Know About the Revised Virginia Assisted Living Regulations: Records & Reports

In this third installment of NLG posts summarizing the new Virginia assisted living regulations, we cover notable changes to requirements for Electronic Records and eSignatures, Incident Reporting, and Reports of Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation.  These regulations are scheduled to take effect February 1, 2018, so keep checking back for THE LATEST from Nixon Law Group! 

What You Need to Know About the Revised Virginia Assisted Living Regulations: Infection Control

What You Need to Know About the Revised Virginia Assisted Living Regulations: Infection Control

This is the second NLG summary in our series on the revisions to Virginia’s Standards for Licensed Assisted Living Facilities, scheduled to take effect February 1, 2018.  The new regulations include changes to the timing for submitting incident reports, a new section addressing electronic records and electronic signatures, substantial revisions to requirements for infection control programs, and changes to the required content of the Disclosure Statement and admission agreements.  This summary focuses on changes to Infection Control regulations. 

CLIENT ALERT: Revisions to Virginia Assisted Living Regulations

CLIENT ALERT: Revisions to Virginia Assisted Living Regulations

Final regulations that comprehensively revise Virginia’s Standards for Licensed Assisted Living Facilities are scheduled to take effect February 1, 2018.  The new regulations include changes to the timing for submitting incident reports, a new section addressing electronic records and electronic signatures, substantial revisions to requirements for infection control programs, and changes to the required content of the Disclosure Statement and admission agreements.  This is the first in a series of summaries on key changes under the new assisted living regulations, so stay tuned! 

CLIENT ALERT: FDA Pilot Program Seeking Software Developers

CLIENT ALERT: FDA Pilot Program Seeking Software Developers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is currently accepting requests from medical software developers to participate in a precertification pilot program that is scheduled to begin September 1, 2017.  The program is aimed at developing precertification criteria for software companies that would allow approved companies to engage in a streamlined premarket review process for certain digital health products.  The FDA will accept up to nine participants for the pilot program, which the Agency says will include both large, established software developers and small startup companies.

The MACRA 2018 Proposed Rule: What does it mean for you?

The MACRA 2018 Proposed Rule: What does it mean for you?

Last week, CMS issued a Proposed Rule suggesting changes for Year 2 of the Quality Payment Program ("QPP"), established under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. The changes are aimed at reducing administrative and financial burdens of the QPP on physician practices, particularly small independent practices and practices serving rural communities. Per CMS, the Proposed Rule "continues the slow ramp-up of the Quality Payment Program by establishing special policies for Program Year 2 aimed at encouraging successful participation in the program while reducing burden, reducing the number of clinicians required to participate, and preparing clinicians for the CY 2019 performance period."