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  Dale C. Van Demark advises clients in the health industry on strategic transactions and the evolution of health care delivery models. He has extensive experience in health system affiliations and joint venture transactions. Dale also provides counseling on the development of technology in health care delivery, with a particular emphasis on telemedicine. Dale has been at the forefront of advising clients with respect to the globalization of the US health care industry. He advises US and non-US enterprises with respect to the formation of cross-border affiliations and international patient programs. In addition to writing regularly on matters related to his practice, Dale has spoken at numerous conferences around the world on the globalization of health care. Read Dale Van Demark's full bio.

National Telehealth Takedown Highlights Opportunity for Providers to Enhance Compliance Efforts


By , , , , , and on Oct 19, 2020
Posted In Telehealth

The US Department of Justice and the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General recently announced a significant healthcare fraud takedown involving $4.5 billion in allegedly false and fraudulent claims involving telehealth. The allegations involved telehealth executives paying healthcare providers to order unnecessary items and services, as well as payments from...

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Florida’s Extension of its COVID-19 Out-of-State Provider Waiver: A Sign of the Times


By , and on Apr 17, 2020
Posted In General Interest, Telehealth

Background: Issuing Florida’s Emergency Order On March 16, 2020, Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees signed, stamped and finalized Emergency Order 20-002. In doing so, Florida joined what would become the vast majority of states in modifying licensure requirements for physicians in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency. The surgeon general’s order waived licensing requirements...

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$200 Million of Funding for COVID-19 Telehealth Program


By , , , and on Apr 14, 2020
Posted In Telehealth

On April 2, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) launched the $200 million Coronavirus (COVID-19) Telehealth Program contemplated in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The Telehealth Program is distinguishable from the broader Connected Care Pilot Program, which will make an additional $100 million in federal universal service funds available for telehealth...

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Avoiding Confusion Over State Licensing Laws as CMS Further Loosens Telemedicine Restrictions


By , , and on Apr 10, 2020
Posted In Telehealth

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to loosen the conditions for participation in Medicare, as well as specific reimbursement requirements, to ensure facilities and practitioners are able to practice at the top of their license and across state lines without jeopardizing Medicare reimbursement. Unfortunately, as demonstrated when CMS took similar actions over...

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Bipartisan Bill Relaxes Federal Telehealth Requirements in the Wake of COVID-19


By , and on Mar 5, 2020
Posted In Telehealth

On March 4, 2020, the House passed the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020, a bipartisan bill to aid in COVID-19 preparedness and response. The bill includes, among other things, provisions that waive certain telehealth requirements during the COVID-19 public health emergency to ensure Medicare beneficiaries can receive telehealth services at home to avoid...

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The Role of Telehealth in COVID-19 Response Efforts


By , and on Mar 3, 2020
Posted In Telehealth

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States grows, healthcare providers are stepping up their response planning. To combat the spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urged healthcare systems and providers to deploy all of the resources necessary to ensure health system preparedness. The CDC recommended the...

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Digital Health Business Strategy: A Careful Balance


By on Feb 19, 2020
Posted In General Interest, Telehealth

When it comes to market success for digital tools in the health sector, business strategy can be far more complex than in other industries. Understanding customer-driven market trends is important, but healthcare’s complexity can camouflage customer demand and its regulatory ecosystem adds layers of additional considerations. Customer Demand and Digital Solutions The convenience, competitive pricing,...

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Dash to Digital Health? How the Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care Could Expand Access to Care


By and on Jul 22, 2019
Posted In Telehealth

Certain long-standing laws, such as the civil monetary penalty provision prohibiting patient inducements, have hampered providers’ ability to fully leverage remote patient monitoring and other telehealth tools. Many stakeholders are hoping that developments in the Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care will begin the rulemaking process to enable greater access to digital health and virtual care...

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Three Tips for Tackling Risk in Digital Health


By and on Jul 12, 2019
Posted In Big Data

Digital health companies face a complicated regulatory landscape. While the opportunities for innovation and dynamic partnerships are abundant, so are the potential compliance pitfalls. In 2018 and in 2019, several digital health companies faced intense scrutiny—not only from regulatory agencies, but in some cases from their own investors. While the regulatory framework for digital technology...

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The RUSH Act – Another Advancement in Telehealth Acceptance?


By on Oct 31, 2018
Posted In Telehealth

As previously noted in our Digital Health Mid-Year Review, 2018 has seen greater acceptance of telemedicine within the Medicare program. Both regulatory and statutory changes have expanded reimbursement opportunities and, consequentially, opportunities for the deployment of telemedicine technologies. As we noted then, however, improvement in the Medicare reimbursement environment for telemedicine services has been tied to a...

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