Kentucky’s New Telehealth Law Expands Insurance Coverage and Reimbursement

Kentucky

Kentucky health care providers and patients will soon enjoy a revamped, and significantly improved, telehealth commercial insurance coverage law.  Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin signed SB 112 into law on April 26, 2018, imposing both telehealth coverage and payment parity requirements for Kentucky Medicaid, Medicaid managed care organizations, and commercial health plans in the Bluegrass State.  The law is effective July 1, 2019.

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DOJ Announces Policy to Promote Fairness When Multiple Authorities Investigate the Same Misconduct

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On May 9, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a policy related to resolutions of criminal and civil corporate enforcement.  The new “Policy on Coordination of Corporate Resolution Penalties” was issued by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and instructs prosecutors to “consider the totality of fines, penalties, and/or forfeiture imposed by all [DOJ] components as well as other law enforcement agencies and regulators in an effort to achieve an equitable result.”  While the policy appears to largely codify existing practice and contains few specifics, the new policy will likely encourage coordination between DOJ and other law enforcement agencies, both in the United States and abroad, when resolving both civil and criminal corporate enforcement actions against a company being investigated by multiple authorities for the same misconduct.

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Health Care Policy Newsletter

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Foley & Lardner LLP’s (“Foley”) Bipartisan Public Policy Team  is pleased to share our “Public Policy Weekly  Health Care Newsletter” in which we compile the latest health care policy news and legislation.
*Please note that we publish this newsletter only when Congress is in session.

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Health Care Policy Newsletter

Introduction

Foley & Lardner LLP’s (“Foley”) Bipartisan Public Policy Team is pleased to share our second “Public Policy Weekly* Health Care Newsletter” in which we compile the latest health care policy news and legislation.

Please note that we publish this newsletter only when Congress is in session.

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Scientific Research Misconduct vs. Fraud: How to Tell the Difference

digital health

The following article was originally published in May 2018 Compliance Today and is reprinted with permission.

For years, misconduct in scientific research was policed primarily by the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.1 After a lengthy and confidential review, an institution suspected of producing false or fraudulent research was either cleared of the charges or required to issue retractions and pay back any federal grants that had been tainted by misconduct.

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