The US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and other federal regulators have grown increasingly concerned about the use of telehealth technologies by perpetrators of various fraud schemes. While this is in part due to the meteoric rise in use of telehealth services during the past year and the need to quickly formalize permanent policy around the technology, the federal government’s concern extends well before the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE).
Legal Insights and Perspectives for the Healthcare Industry
We invite Health Law Scan readers to join Morgan Lewis over the next month for upcoming webinars and speaking engagements featuring members of our healthcare team.
Our labor and employment team recently published a LawFlash covering the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new employer guidance on workplace safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new guidance, released on January 29, recommends that employers implement a COVID-19 prevention program, explores key measures for limiting the spread of COVID-19, and highlights other new and noteworthy recommendations.
Our FDA team recently published an Insight covering key considerations for artificial intelligence (AI) healthcare application developers and users, highlighting the FDA’s current regulatory scheme for AI/machine learning (ML)-based software, potential FDA enforcement discretion that may apply, and recent FDA developments impacting AI/ML technologies.
Please join members of our immigration team for a webinar on Wednesday, February 17 at 1:00 pm ET, examining the impact of the Biden administration on US business immigration policy through legislative proposals, redirected agency priorities, and regulatory shifts, and what these initiatives may foretell for US employers that seek to recruit and hire talented foreign nationals.
In the most recent edition of our global telehealth series, we take a look at the United Kingdom’s telehealth expansion, discussing the UK National Health Services’ recently released guidance providing a set of best practice principles for third-party partners to follow. The LawFlash covers telehealth laws and regulations and the role of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, as well as looks forward to future changes and reform.
Our healthcare team recently published a LawFlash covering President Joe Biden’s two new health-focused executive actions, the Strengthening Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act and the Protecting Women’s Health at Home and Abroad memorandum.
Members of our vaccine taskforce recently published an important Insight outlining a selection of key legal considerations and updates as the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues to take shape, including the status of the US Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine products, distribution, key legal issues at the state level, employer mandates and employee incentives, and important liability concerns.
Our healthcare team recently published a LawFlash on a significant victory in the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit for The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The case involved an appeal of a proposed civil money penalty (CMP) related to a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act data breach enforcement action brought by the US Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (OCR).
Insight from our antitrust team was recently featured in an article for the American Health Lawyers Association’s Journal of Health and Life Sciences Law.