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Author Archives: Barry Rosen

Getting paid for telehealth

Barry Rosen

Telemedicine is expanding rapidly. In fact, the term “telemedicine” itself is losing ground to the broader term “telehealth,” which more aptly describes the growing number of providers using electronic communications to provide a growing number of remote health care services. ...

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New rules for substance abuse records

Barry Rosen

Early last year, a final rule went into effect that updates the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records regulations, adopted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). SAMHSA regulations protect the confidentiality of records that contain ...

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The Total Cost of Care Model

Barry Rosen

  The state of Maryland and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have reached an agreement on a new Maryland Total Cost of Care Model that will allow Maryland to continue to set hospital rates for all payers, ...

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Stopping recoupment of Medicare overpayments

Barry Rosen

Under federal law, health care providers that want to contest the government’s recoupment of Medicare overpayments, or a termination of their Medicare provider agreement, must exhaust their administrative remedies within the Medicare bureaucracy before going to court. Unfortunately, due to ...

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Two-room ambulatory surgery facilities

Barry Rosen

Effective Jan. 15, 2018, the Maryland Health Care Commission has created a process for establishing an ambulatory surgery facility (ASF) with two operating rooms through an exemption from the certificate of need review. By creating a less onerous process for ...

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