December 5, 2019
As of October, 42 US states and the District of Columbia have statutes in place regarding commercial insurance coverage for telehealth, according to a survey report published this week by law firm Foley & Lardner.
While this tally signal an improvement in the telehealth reimbursement landscape over the last few years, the authors of the report warned of state-to-state variance in the language...
June 18, 2019
This week, Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) introduced legislation to strengthen privacy and security protections for consumers’ personal health data, specifically the data involved in DNA testing kits and health tracking apps.
The Protecting Personal Health Data Act would require HHS to create standards to protect the sensitivity of genetic data,...
January 15, 2019
December 2, 2013
A new bill in Congress seeks to promote wireless, mobile and digital technologies in healthcare as a way to reduce costs and improve the quality of care.
The proposed Health Savings Through Technology Act (H.R. 3577), from Rep. Scott Peters (R-Calif.), would establish a commission to collect and examine data on how new technologies can save money in healthcare, then make recommendations for...