By Jennifer Jones Thomas

CMS has expanded Medicare telehealth benefits on a temporary and emergency basis pursuant to the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act.  Starting March 6, 2020, Medicare will pay for office, hospital, and other visits furnished via telehealth provided by doctors, nurse practitioners, clinical psychologists, and licensed clinical social workers.  The

By Jessica Engler and Jennifer Jones Thomas

The COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping many areas of law and regulation as businesses grapple with maintaining compliance, while also responding to the fluid needs of their clients and employees. In an effort to ease the regulatory burden on businesses, certain government agencies have made announcements that their offices

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By Jennifer J. Thomas

During the 2016 regular Legislative session, the Louisiana Legislature amended and reenacted several statutes relative to the practice of telemedicine. Under the prior legislation, a physician was required to conduct an in-person patient history and physical exam before engaging in a telemedicine encounter.   Now, a physician who is either licensed in

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By Jennifer J. Thomas

During the 2014 Legislative session, the Louisiana Legislature enacted the Louisiana Telehealth Access Act (the “Act”), La. R.S. 40:1300.401 et seq.   In the Act, the Louisiana Legislature declared telehealth to be “extremely valuable” because it enhances access to care, promotes cost-effective delivery of care, and could improve health outcomes.[1]  The