The Mississippi State Department of Health has issued “Minimum Standards of Operation Relative to the Practice of Telemedicine,” which are new regulations governing the provision of medical and other health services via telehealth. The regulations require that provider organizations offering telehealth services in Mississippi first register with the Department’s Office of Licensure and prescribe the registration form to be used. The standards and registration requirements apply to all providers/organizations that practice telehealth in Mississippi.
In June, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois held that a medical management company (MPI) violated the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), False Claims Act, and Illinois False Claims Act.
As the Covid-19 (And variants) concerns continue, more employers are asking job applicants about their COVID-19 vaccination status in order to protect employees and customers. Employers must know their legal limits before an interview is conducted.
The deadline to apply for Phase 4 funding under the Provider Relief Fund and American Rescue Plan is October 26, 2021. If these funds are properly utilized, they will not need to be repaid. The HHS administered funds are available to practices that experienced lost revenues and/or increased operating expenses between July 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021, compared to the prior year.