OIG Greenlights Digital Health Program Offering Free Smartphones to Patients
Digital health therapy for all patients.
The HHS Office of Inspector General recently have a virtual care company and pharmaceutical manufacturer the go ahead for getting smartphones into the hands of patients. These loaned smartphones will allow patients to track their drug therapy through the use of a mobile app. This white paper reviews this technology and what the proposed program is about.
Nathaniel (Nate) Lacktman is a partner and health care lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is the chair of the firm’s Telemedicine Industry Team and co-chair of the firm’s Digital Health Work Group. He advises health care providers and technology companies on business arrangements, compliance, and corporate matters, with particular attention to telehealth, digital health, and health innovation. His approach to practicing law emphasizes strategic counseling, creative business modeling, and fresh approaches to realize clients' ambitious and innovative goals.
Emily H. Wein
Foley & Lardner LLP
Emily H. Wein is of counsel and a health care lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, and member of the firm’s national Telemedicine & Digital Health Industry Team. Emily understands and identifies with the business and strategic goals of virtual care and digital health companies. She delivers practical legal guidance molded to accomplish each individual client’s unique operational goals. Emily works with a diverse bench of organizations – including large interdisciplinary hospital systems, skilled nursing facilities, multi-state clinical practices, and fast-moving entrepreneurs. Emily’s energy and enthusiasm mirrors that of her health innovation clients where she consistently drives to improve some of the most important and unmet health needs in the industry today, particularly women’s health, substance use disorder, mental health, and preventative wellness.
Emily wields notable depth on advising telemedicine and digital health clients on the highly technical, traditional healthcare regulatory issues of Medicare and Medicaid enrollment, fraud and abuse, billing and coding, interjurisdictional claims submission and reassignment, compliance with Conditions of Participation, and medical staff credentialing and privileging.
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