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Telehealth and Consumer Subscription Models

Posted in Inside Health Law

Guest bloggers: Justin Stone is executive vice president and general counsel at MDLIVE. He can be reached at jstone@mdlive.com. Nathaniel Lacktman is a partner at Foley & Lardner LLP. He can be reached at nlacktman@foley.com. Morgan Tilleman is an associate at Foley & Lardner LLP. He can be reached at mtilleman@foley.com.

Telehealth opportunities continue to grow at an exponential rate, aligning with the concurrent growth of retail and consumer-focused medicine. Capturing the retail sentiment, companies are looking to offer subscription-based models for telehealth services. While these models offer promise, companies should be aware of state law requirements, including whether or not these models would mean the company is in the “health insurance” business and subject to insurance regulations. Continue Reading

What FTC v. Wyndham Means For You

Posted in Inside Health Law

Guest blogger: K Royal is VP, AGC Privacy and Compliance & Privacy Officer at CellTrust Corporation. She is also the co-secretary of the ACC Health Law Committee. She can be reached at k.royal@celltrust.com.

Healthcare companies have long been held to a higher standard when it comes to privacy and now cybersecurity. The relationship privilege enjoyed between a doctor and patient, which dates back to Hippocrates in 400 BC, serves as the first state’s confidentiality of medical information law. Since then, medical confidentiality provisions have only grown in scope and oversight. From Europe to Asia-Pacific to the Americas – and everywhere in between – anywhere that has a privacy law has heightened requirements for health information, typically considered sensitive information. Continue Reading

In-house Counsel Are Striving for Balance Just Like Everyone Else – Why Does it Matter So Much?

Posted in Career

Guest blogger: Robin Myers is director of research at ACC. She can be reached at r.myers@acc.com.

A recent Washington Post poll found that more than 75 percent of mothers and half of fathers in the United States are scaling back on work opportunities, switching jobs or quitting their positions altogether to tend to their children and other family members. And a large, global ACC report on corporate lawyers supports this trend. Continue Reading

King v. Burwell and Its Impact on In-house Health Plan Counsel

Posted in Inside Health Law

Guest blogger: Michael C. Brody is associate general counsel with UnitedHealthcare and a member of the ACC Health Law Committee. He specializes in the Affordable Care Act and other health care law issues.

The health care arena continues to be a dynamic and shifting landscape. In my opinion, it is one of the most interesting areas to practice law due to this evolving environment. For the third year out of the last four years, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a critical health care decision with broad implications on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the American population at large. On June 25, 2015, the Court issued its long-awaited decision in the case of King v. Burwell, 2015 U.S. LEXIS 4248. Continue Reading

Networking – How to Influence by Doing the Things You Love

Posted in Career

Guest blogger: Betty Francisco is the former general counsel for Millennium Partners Sports Club Management LLC and a member of ACC Northeast. She is also founder and president of FitNation Ventures. She can be contacted at betty.francisco@comcast.net.

The power of an influential network cannot be underscored enough. Your network is the ultimate springboard to develop business, grow professionally and enhance your brand.

Sixteen years ago as a newly minted attorney in private practice, I attended business conferences or charity events where the law firm had to fill a table. I was encouraged to mingle with clients and total strangers huddled in impenetrable packs. I never understood how to network in these situations. It was not until I went in-house that I developed an expansive network simply by doing things that fueled my passions. Continue Reading