Bloomberg Law
March 24, 2020, 10:15 AM

Fast Moving Outbreak Shifts Regulatory Ground for Health Lawyers

Valerie Bauman
Valerie Bauman

Health-care attorneys are fielding tons of questions from their clients about how the industry is affected in the rapidly changing era of Covid-19.

Whether it’s telehealth or elective procedures, privacy protections or Covid-19 screening, Bloomberg Law has the top questions—and answers—from lawyers helping health-care professionals respond to the pandemic.

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights eased HIPAA’s privacy compliance requirements for health-care providers using telehealth platforms during the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition, the Trump administration has pledged to reimburse providers who use virtual patient care at the same rate as in-person care. What are the ...

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