In efforts to expand Florida’s telehealth services, Senator Ana Maria Rodriguez filed Florida Senate Bill 700 (“SB 700”) on January 21, 2021. Traditionally, the provision of telehealth services has been fairly limited across the nation; however, the COVID-19 pandemic led to an uptick in the use of telehealth services. This increase was mainly due to
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After years of debate surrounding “surprise billing,” Congress has finally taken action to ban this practice as part of its $900 billion stimulus bill with the enactment of the No Surprises Act, signed into law on December 28, 2020. Surprise billing involves two scenarios: (i) out-of-network emergency services; and (ii) out-of-network services performed at in-network
Specialty pharmacy drugs are high-cost oral or injectable medications used to treat complex chronic conditions. They typically require high-touch patient care management and patient education to ensure patient compliance and to reduce the risk of severe adverse side effects. Further, specialty pharmacy drugs require specialized handling (e.g., temperature control) and distribution to ensure appropriate medication