“The initial reaction to the rules is that they are much more restrictive than necessary and impose concerning limitations and burdens on clinicians and the patients they treat.”
In episode 10 ofComplications: Health Policy Unraveled, host Stephanie Kennan discusses the Drug Enforcement Agency’s telehealth proposed rules which could impact how patients gain access to certain medications. The DEA received 38,000 comments on the proposed changes, a record amount of feedback.
It is likely that when finalized, the rule will contain many of the elements of the proposed rule, which will add complexity for patients and providers. The rule is expected in late fall.
Specialty: Stephanie Kennan helps clients navigate the legislative and executive branches of the federal government to solve problems involving a variety of healthcare policy issues. Her work focuses on providers, medical device manufacturers, drug manufacturers and associations concerned about Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement.
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