Greensboro Legal Blog

Telehealth Concerns for Healthcare Providers

Telehealth Concerns for Healthcare Providers

The use of telehealth services raises significant privacy and data management issues of which practitioners must remain cognizant. At the most basic level, many of the regulatory issues that concern traditional healthcare services are equally applicable to telehealth offerings. Read on for some examples of major legal and compliance considerations.

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OSHA Vaccine or Test Mandate: US Supreme Court Ruling

OSHA Vaccine or Test Mandate: US Supreme Court Ruling

The Court found that OSHA likely did not have the authority to issue the “vaccine or test” mandate under its governing statutes. The Court further stated that “requiring the vaccination of 84 million Americans, selected simply because they work for employers with more than 100 employees,” is well outside the power Congress has given to OSHA.

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No Surprises Act

No Surprises Act

The definition of a “surprise bill” is one that the patient receives for services from a healthcare provider that the patient was not aware was out-of-network with the patient’s insurance company. These bills are often involved with an emergency room visit or other services where an out-of-network provider performs work at an in-network facility.

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New Healthcare Policies for 2022

New Healthcare Policies for 2022

A health care provider may disclose protected health information in support of obtaining an extreme risk protection order. This can only be done if the provider feels that the individual poses a danger to themselves or to others. It is a step the government is taking to help protect against gun violence.

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