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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Ohio Medicaid to Cover Telemedicine

Posted in Legislation, Rulemaking, Telehealth/Telemedicine

Many thanks once again to our colleague, Sylvia Brown, for her assistance in authoring this post. Last week, Ohio Governor John R. Kasich signed into law H.B. 123 (Gonzales, Watchmann), a bill to provide Medicaid coverage for telehealth services.  The law requires the state’s Medicaid department to establish standards for covering services that are provided through telehealth. … Continue Reading

New Access Rights to Lab Test Reports

Posted in Access Rights, Rulemaking

In an effort to further eliminate barriers to the exchange of health information and encourage a more active patient role in personal health care decisions, federal regulators have once again expanded HIPAA patient rights provisions.  Last week, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention… Continue Reading