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.
The revised Virginia assisted living regulations go into effect February 1, 2018. This is the latest summary in Nixon Law Group’s series highlighting key changes under the new regulations. This summary is the first of two that will focus on some of the new staffing requirements, including qualifications, training, and records.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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."