Nixon Law Group

Nixon Law Group A new approach to providing legal services to clients in the healthcare industry.

Nixon Law Group represents clients in the healthcare industry exclusively. Our clients can trust that we understand their business as well as the relationships they have with their patients, customers, employees, vendors, and regulators. We believe it is important to be able to “speak the language” of health care, and we are committed to our fluency. At NLG, we are laser focused on the future. The health care industry is rapidly changing, and we believe it is our responsibility to ensure our clients are ready to take advantage of the opportunities available. We know that if you’re not constantly learning in health care, you’re already behind. So, we make sure our clients are up to date with the latest developments in health law, policy, and technology. We are thought leaders in the industry, and are frequently asked to write or speak about the future of health care. We also know that our clients may need non-legal support as they grow and thrive. Nixon Law Group is proud to be a founding member of Healthcare Solutions Connection, a network of experienced experts – both attorney and non-attorney – in the healthcare industry who provide targeted and highly integrated service solutions to clients nationwide. Our relationship with HSC allows us to serve our own clients in a more comprehensive manner.

Mission: The future of healthcare. Simplified. We’re more than just healthcare lawyers. Nixon Law Group helps cut through the complexities of the healthcare industry, advising our clients, advocating for their interests, and accelerating their healthcare businesses.

Partner Rebecca Gwilt spoke with Home Health Care News this week about the opportunities for #homehealth providers to de...
05/29/2020
The Legal Case for Home Health Telehealth Reimbursement - Home Health Care News

Partner Rebecca Gwilt spoke with Home Health Care News this week about the opportunities for #homehealth providers to deploy #telehealth and #RPM in their businesses, and the steps Congress can take to align incentives in an industry that plays such a key role in the ongoing in-home care of Americans. http://ow.ly/lLN750zTwWu

Although this may soon change, home health providers remain limited in using telehealth technologies in their day-to-day operations. In March, Congress made it clear through the CARES Act that the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) should do everything in its power to promote the us...

05/25/2020

The #telehealth industry is about to get some really good feedback about what works and doesn't as people start to switch back to in-person care--like an experiment where a cohort was forced to use #virtualcare, but now has a choice whether to continue or not.

Companies shouldn't waste the opportunity to gather data on this to inform their strategies moving forward. Partnership with providers will be key to collecting this data, and so will keeping an open mind around how they may need to pivot.

#RPM #telemedicine #digitalhealth

WATCH NOW: Click below to view the on-demand recording of the insightful presentation given by NLG's Tommy Miller, featu...
05/21/2020

WATCH NOW: Click below to view the on-demand recording of the insightful presentation given by NLG's Tommy Miller, featuring insghts from John Lazo and Nikki Hastings on how academic and commerical #lifesceince companies are responding to #COVID-19
http://ow.ly/gJER50zMzeV

TODAY IS THE DAY: Register for today's webinar featuring Tommy Miller, Sr. Counsel and Life Science Lead, joined by Dr. ...
05/19/2020

TODAY IS THE DAY: Register for today's webinar featuring Tommy Miller, Sr. Counsel and Life Science Lead, joined by Dr. John Lazo and Dr. Nikki Hastings as they discuss the impacts that #COVID-19 has had on current drug development, and how it is likely to impact the industry in the future. #lifescience #healthtech #drugresearch
http://ow.ly/mBoh50zKhSK

Register today and join NLG's Tommy Miller as he talks with #lifescience industry experts John Lazo and Nikki Hastings o...
05/14/2020

Register today and join NLG's Tommy Miller as he talks with #lifescience industry experts John Lazo and Nikki Hastings on how #COVID-19 is impacting drug development now, and in the future.
http://ow.ly/u2g350zGhiA

WATCH NOW: NLG's Tommy Miller talks with Todd Feldman, founder of The Rocket Factory, LLC, about the importance of build...
05/14/2020
Morning Fuel Episode 3: 5 Tips from the Negotiation Table

WATCH NOW: NLG's Tommy Miller talks with Todd Feldman, founder of The Rocket Factory, LLC, about the importance of building companies with an eye toward an exit strategy and the value of having a "plan b through d". Featuring insights for #healthtech, #biotech, and #lifescience companies
http://ow.ly/5Sgl50zG5Kr

Senior Counsel at Nixon Law Group Tommy Miller and Founder Todd Feldman provide 5 tips that are important for every investor, founder, and CEO.

We are proud to be named Best Healthcare Law Firm in Virginia! #digitalhealth #lifesciences #healthlaw
05/13/2020
US Business News - Nixon Law Group

We are proud to be named Best Healthcare Law Firm in Virginia! #digitalhealth #lifesciences #healthlaw

Nixon Law Group is the only law firm in the country focused exclusively on healthcare innovation. Our attorneys bring to clients a depth of experience from "Big Law" firms, Capitol Hill, the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), heal...

Don't forget to tune in to watch Tommy Miller talk with Todd Feldman, founder of the Rocket Factory, as they discuss "5 ...
05/13/2020
Mission Log : The Rocket Factory

Don't forget to tune in to watch Tommy Miller talk with Todd Feldman, founder of the Rocket Factory, as they discuss "5 Tips from the Negotiating Table", featuring #marketing and strategic insights for all #startup and established companies, including those in #healthcare, #lifescience, and #biotech. Watch Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 8am, http://ow.ly/XCCM50zEXRu

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05/08/2020
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Watch Thursday May 14th at 8am when NLG's Tommy Miller joins Todd Feldman, founder of The Rocket Factory, LLC, to share "5 Tips from the Negotiating Table", featuring insights and advice for all startups, including those in highly regulated industries like #healthcare, #medtech, #biotech and #lifescience companies

05/08/2020
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5 TIPS FROM THE NEGOTIATION TABLE: Tommy Miller, Senior Counsel at Nixon Law Group joins Founder Todd Feldman to share his advice and insights for all startups including companies in highly regulated industries such as #healthcare and #lifesciences. Thursday May 14, 8am. https://hubs.ly/H0qkB3q0

While the recent clarifications and expansions by #CMS are another step forward for digital health, additional changes a...
05/08/2020
CMS clarifies use of Remote Patient Monitoring during COVID-19 and further expands Telehealth for Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, other practitioners — Nixon Law Group

While the recent clarifications and expansions by #CMS are another step forward for digital health, additional changes are still needed. Contact us if you need assistance in submitting comments to the new Interim Final Rule. #telehealth #RPM #COVID-19

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) has issued a second Interim Final Rule (“IFR2”) that includes additional expansions and clarifications relating to the provision and reimbursement of telehealth, remote patient monitoring, and telephone services during the COVID-19 Public...

BREAKING: CMS waives limitations on types of practitioners who can provide #telehealth services.  #Physical therapists, ...
04/30/2020
COVID-19 Telehealth and RPM Resources — Nixon Law Group

BREAKING: CMS waives limitations on types of practitioners who can provide #telehealth services. #Physical therapists, #occupational therapists, and #speech language pathologists now able to bill for telehealth. #COVID-19 #CMS

COVID-19 Telehealth and RPM Resources

Read on for details about the new remote care reimbursement for FQHCs and RHCs during the #COVID19 #PHE provide addition...
04/30/2020
FQHCs and RHCs now paid for Telehealth and Virtual Communications Services during COVID-19 — Nixon Law Group

Read on for details about the new remote care reimbursement for FQHCs and RHCs during the #COVID19 #PHE provide additional options for patients and #digitalhealth companies.

http://ow.ly/LmL950ztaz6

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) opened the door for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) to increase healthcare access to patients in rural and underserved areas by reimbursing for telehealth services to Medicare beneficiaries

Learn from Rebecca about the several policy changes to support long term care facilities during the coronavirus crisis. ...
04/24/2020
Telehealth, Virtual Visits, e-Visits, and Remote Care for Nursing Homes during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) — Nixon Law Group

Learn from Rebecca about the several policy changes to support long term care facilities during the coronavirus crisis.

http://ow.ly/g9j950zn6bZ

The burden on the staff and residents of long-term care facilities, including nursing facilities and skilled nursing facilities, has increased significantly around the country. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), in response to feedback from industry stakeholders, and under new 113

Check out Carrie Nixon featured in Healthcare Finance News to learn more about how COVID-19 has and will continue to alt...
04/22/2020
Carrie Nixon in Healthcare Finance News — Nixon Law Group

Check out Carrie Nixon featured in Healthcare Finance News to learn more about how COVID-19 has and will continue to alter the telehealth landscape.

"We'll likely need a legislative change for these changes to be permanent,’ said Nixon. ‘There will be more of an impetus now. Once patients have had telehealth, it's likely they won't want to go back.”

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‘We'll likely need a legislative change for these changes to be permanent,’ said Nixon. ‘There will be more of an impetus now. Once patients have had telehealth, it's likely they won't want to go back.’”

Please join us for an informative webinar on Thursday, April 23rd at 12:30pm ET. Carrie Nixon and Kaitlyn O’Connor of Ni...
04/18/2020
Telehealth, Remote Patient Monitoring, & Virtual Check-Ins during COVID-19 and Beyond — Nixon Law Group

Please join us for an informative webinar on Thursday, April 23rd at 12:30pm ET. Carrie Nixon and Kaitlyn O’Connor of Nixon Law Group will explain the most recent regulatory and reimbursement changes around the Remote Patient Monitoring, Telehealth, e-Visit, and Virtual Check-in CPT codes, and what those changes mean from a practical perspective. Jody Tropeano of HLTH will join them for a discussion of how these changes are likely to impact investment in and transformation of healthcare delivery during the Public Health Emergency and well beyond. Please click below to register, and share to all who may be interested! https://www.nixonlawgroup.com/nlg-blog/2020/4/18/join-us-for-an-informative-webinar-and-discussion-telehealth-remote-patient-monitoring-and-virtual-check-ins-during-covid-19and-beyond

Join us for a webinar to explain the most recent regulatory and reimbursement changes around the Remote Patient Monitoring, Telehealth, e-Visit, and Virtual Check-in CPT codes, during COVID-19, and what those changes mean from a practical perspective.

The use of digital devices to remotely monitor patients in clinical trials may not be new, but it has only recently been...
04/08/2020
More clinical trials are incorporating connected digital products with each passing year

The use of digital devices to remotely monitor patients in clinical trials may not be new, but it has only recently been reimbursed - hence the dearth of data on impact. That should be changing pretty quickly. #COVID-19 #RPM #digitalhealth MobiHealthNews

From 2000 to 2017, the number of registered clinical trials featuring CGMs, apps and other connected devices rose at a 34% CAGR, according to new data from Harvard researchers.

NLG Attorney Kaitlyn O'Connor will be joining Optimize Health tomorrow, April 9th, to discuss new opportunities in #tele...
04/08/2020
Free Webinar: New Federal Programs for Medical Practices During COVID-19: SBA, Telehealth Reimbursements, and Remote Patient Monitoring

NLG Attorney Kaitlyn O'Connor will be joining Optimize Health tomorrow, April 9th, to discuss new opportunities in #telemedicine and #remotepatientmonitoring during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. Click the link below to sign up!

http://ow.ly/IGTn50z8Ls9

Free Webinar: New Federal Programs for Medical Practices During COVID-19: SBA, Telehealth Reimbursements, and Remote Patient Monitoring

Check out this analysis of the #CMS Interim Rule issued last night, expanding access to #telehealth, #RPM & more. Good n...
03/31/2020
CMS issues Interim Rule on use of Telehealth, Remote Patient Monitoring, e-visits, and Virtual Check-Ins during COVID-19 — Nixon Law Group

Check out this analysis of the #CMS Interim Rule issued last night, expanding access to #telehealth, #RPM & more. Good news for patients, providers, & #digitalhealth companies. #COVID-19 Digital Health Today

In response to urgent requests from healthcare providers and digital health services companies, CMS released an Interim Final Rule with comment period (the “Rule”) on March 30, 2020 that eases restrictions around the use of telehealth and other virtual communications technologies to aide respons...

#CMS clarifies that #physicians can order remote patient monitoring for patients with chronic or acute conditions, inclu...
03/30/2020
COVID-19 Telehealth and RPM Resources — Nixon Law Group

#CMS clarifies that #physicians can order remote patient monitoring for patients with chronic or acute conditions, including #COVID-19. Huge news for #RPM companies and providers, allowing them to diagnose/monitor #COVID-19 cases while patients stay home.

COVID-19 Telehealth and RPM Resources

BREAKING: #CMS just announced that 80 additional services (including OT/PT/ST therapies and home visits) can now be prov...
03/30/2020
COVID-19 Telehealth and RPM Resources — Nixon Law Group

BREAKING: #CMS just announced that 80 additional services (including OT/PT/ST therapies and home visits) can now be provided via #telehealth and providers can evaluate #Medicare patients by phone. Telehealth meets face-to-face visit requirements. #COVID-19

COVID-19 Telehealth and RPM Resources

BREAKING: #OIG issues new Policy Statement allowing waiver of patient copays for Remote Patient Monitoring, Virtual Chec...
03/25/2020
COVID-19 Telehealth and RPM Resources — Nixon Law Group

BREAKING: #OIG issues new Policy Statement allowing waiver of patient copays for Remote Patient Monitoring, Virtual Check-ins, e-Visits, and Remote Care Management during COVID-19 Emergency. #COVID-19 #RPM #e-visits #Medicare #CMS

COVID-19 Telehealth and RPM Resources

Check out our post "The #WFH Life: Tips for Working From Home from a Virtual Law Firm." Also linked is a blog post full ...
03/23/2020
The #WFH Life: Tips for Working From Home from a Virtual Law Firm — Nixon Law Group

Check out our post "The #WFH Life: Tips for Working From Home from a Virtual Law Firm." Also linked is a blog post full of information and tips for managers and employers to help better manage their new remote working environment.

www.nixonlawgroup.com/nlg-blog/2020/3/23/the-wfh-life-tips-for-working-from-home-from-a-virtual-law-firm

In this unprecedented global outbreak of the novel coronavirus known as “ COVID-19 ,” many people have found themselves working from a new office: their home. Nixon Law Group has been virtual since its inception, and although we have dedicated office spaces for our team to use, most of us spend ...

Nixon Law Group was founded in 2010 as a virtual workforce. With the sudden upset in many traditional workplaces due to ...
03/23/2020
The Future is Virtual—Work, That Is — Nixon Law Group

Nixon Law Group was founded in 2010 as a virtual workforce. With the sudden upset in many traditional workplaces due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Team NLG created "The #WFH Life: Tips for Working From Home from a Virtual Law Firm!" Check it out and share!

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With the sudden upset in many traditional workplaces due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Carrie and I count ourselves grateful because (1) we are a healthcare innovation firm, and advice regarding telemedicine and remote patient monitoring technology is in high demand these days, and (2) as an already ful

03/23/2020

CMS is relaxing several quality and other data reporting deadlines for #postacute facilities, #hospitals, and #PartB #providers to help practices/facilities focus on caring for patients: #QPP #MIPS #MSSP #VBP #ASCQR #CROWNWeb #ESRDQIP #HACRP #IQR #OQR #HRRP #HHQRP #HQRP #IRFQRP #LTCHQRP #SNFQRP #SNFVBP

Nixon Law Group Partner Carrie Nixon was featured in the Wall Street Journal article “Remote-Care Companies Scale Up to ...
03/20/2020
WSJ: Remote-Care Companies Scale Up to Combat Coronavirus Threat — Nixon Law Group

Nixon Law Group Partner Carrie Nixon was featured in the Wall Street Journal article “Remote-Care Companies Scale Up to Combat Coronavirus Threat.”

“Widening use of telehealth and remote monitoring could lead to broader recognition among health-care providers and lawmakers of the value of these technologies and the need to reimburse for them appropriately, even after this crisis subsides, said Carrie Nixon of Nixon Law Group and an advisor to health-care venture firm Empactful Capital.”

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“Widening use of telehealth and remote monitoring could lead to broader recognition among health-care providers and lawmakers of the value of these technologies and the need to reimburse for them appropriately, even after this crisis subsides, said Carrie Nixon of Nixon Law Group and an advisor to...

JUST ANNOUNCED: #FDA is allowing manufacturers of certain FDA-cleared non-invasive, vital-sign-measuring devices to “exp...
03/20/2020
COVID-19 Telehealth and RPM Resources — Nixon Law Group

JUST ANNOUNCED: #FDA is allowing manufacturers of certain FDA-cleared non-invasive, vital-sign-measuring devices to “expand the availability and capability of non-invasive remote monitoring devices to facilitate patient monitoring while reducing patient and healthcare provider contact and exposure to COVID-19 during the pandemic.” The devices include those that measure body temperature, respiratory rate, heart rate and blood pressure. #RPM #COVID-19

COVID-19 Telehealth and RPM Resources

During the National Emergency, #Medicare patients and their providers may use audio/video communication platforms that a...
03/18/2020
COVID-19 Telehealth and RPM Resources — Nixon Law Group

During the National Emergency, #Medicare patients and their providers may use audio/video communication platforms that are not fully #HIPAA compliant to conduct a #telehealth visit for any health condition -- including Apple FaceTime, Google Hangouts, Skype, and Facebook Messenger video chat. #COVID-19

COVID-19 Telehealth and RPM Resources

#Physicians and #telehealth companies take note: OIG will NOT enforce the usual prohibition on routine reduction or waiv...
03/18/2020
COVID-19 Telehealth and RPM Resources — Nixon Law Group

#Physicians and #telehealth companies take note: OIG will NOT enforce the usual prohibition on routine reduction or waiver of co-pays and other cost-sharing requirements if providers choose to reduce or waive cost-sharing for telehealth visits during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

COVID-19 Telehealth and RPM Resources

Important news! Healthcare providers including physicians, nurse practitioners, clinical psychologists, and licensed cli...
03/18/2020
COVID-19 Telehealth and RPM Resources — Nixon Law Group

Important news! Healthcare providers including physicians, nurse practitioners, clinical psychologists, and licensed clinical social workers can now be reimbursed for telehealth visits involving evaluation and management visits (common office visits), mental health counseling and preventive health screenings to patients in their homes or from any other originating site. These visits will be paid at the same rate as an in-office visit.

COVID-19 Telehealth and RPM Resources

BREAKING: HHS exercises emergency waiver authority to waive copays and expand access to #telehealth for #Medicare benefi...
03/17/2020
COVID-19 Telehealth and RPM Resources — Nixon Law Group

BREAKING: HHS exercises emergency waiver authority to waive copays and expand access to #telehealth for #Medicare beneficiaries during #COVID-19 emergency. Announcements posted here, and stay tuned for our blog posts with detailed analysis.

COVID-19 Telehealth and RPM Resources

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