Lisa Mazur

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Lisa Mazur advises health care providers and technology companies on a variety of legal, regulatory and compliance matters with a particular focus on digital health topics, including telehealth, telemedicine, mobile health and consumer wellness. Lisa advises a variety of health care providers and technology companies involved in “digital health,” including assisting clients in developing and implementing telemedicine programs by advising on issues related to professional licensure, scope of practice, informed consent, prescribing and reimbursement. Lisa helps clients identify and understand the relevant legal issues, and develop and implement practical, forward-thinking solutions and strategies that meet the complex and still-evolving digital health regulatory landscape.  Read Lisa Mazur's full bio.

Telemedicine Providers Take Note – The No Surprises Act Is Effective January 1, 2022


By , , and on Dec 30, 2021
Posted In Enforcement, Telehealth

On December 27, 2020, the No Surprises Act was signed into law as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021.  In July and October 2021, respectively, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Labor, the Department of the Treasury and the Office of Personnel Management (the Departments) issued two Interim Final Rules...

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Staying Connected: An Update on Medicare Reimbursement for Telehealth Services After the PHE


By , , , , , , , and on Dec 21, 2021
Posted In Telehealth

In hopes that the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) will soon end, Congress and the administration are evaluating the telehealth expansions and flexibilities put in place to respond to the PHE. As a result, the future for telehealth stakeholders remains uncertain. This article outlines various changes in Medicare telehealth reimbursement policy in effect during the...

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CMS Addresses Virtual Care Expansion in CY 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposal


By , , , and on Jul 27, 2021
Posted In Telehealth

On July 23, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published its annual proposed changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS), which include several key telehealth and other virtual care-related proposals. The proposals address long-standing restrictions that have historically limited the use of telehealth and virtual care, including geographic and originating site...

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Three Digital Health Trends Affecting Investors in 2021


By on Feb 23, 2021
Posted In Telehealth

Private equity deal volume hit a low in the first half of 2020 as the pandemic slowed the US and global economies. But toward the end of the year, deals began picking back up, particularly in the digital health space. COVID-19 forced healthcare providers to shift from in-person to virtual care, and technology was the...

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Waiver of State Licensure Requirements for the Delivery of COVID-19 Countermeasures via Telehealth


By , , and on Dec 9, 2020
Posted In Telehealth

In a fourth amendment to the March 17, 2020, Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act), the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has expanded access to COVID-19 Covered Countermeasures through telehealth and clarified the scope of liability protections provided by the PREP Act. In particular, the declaration is important to telehealth...

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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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CMS Takes a Preliminary Step to Make Certain COVID-19 Waivers Permanent


By , and on Aug 14, 2020
Posted In Telehealth, Uncategorized

On August 4, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule to update its payment policies under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) for calendar year 2021. The proposed rule was issued in tandem with a presidential executive order, which directed the Secretary of the US Department of Health and...

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Around the Corner: The Future Of Telehealth After COVID-19


By , and on Jun 26, 2020
Posted In Telehealth

Prior to the pandemic, health providers and stakeholders were quickly moving to develop and expand existing telehealth programs. Now we are seeing an adoption of telehealth solutions that far surpasses all of the activity we saw in the past five years combined. Joined by leaders from BDO, Babylon Health, Crossover Health and the Illinois Bone...

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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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