Carrie Nixon, Esq. is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Nixon Gwilt Law, a law firm focused exclusively on healthcare innovation. She also serves as Special Advisor to Empactful Capital, a healthcare venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley. Carrie is an expert in healthcare law and policy issues relating to healthcare innovation, including Remote Patient Monitoring, telehealth, mHealth apps, healthcare predictive analytics, personalized medicine, and value-based delivery/reimbursement arrangements such as Value-Based Enterprises (VBEs), Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and other Alternative Payment Models (APMs). She provides counseling in healthcare regulatory compliance matters and strategy advice regarding business models and healthcare transactions. Carrie represents digital health companies and healthcare startups, along with hospitals and health systems, individual physicians and large physician groups, pharmacies, and post-acute care providers.
“Congress and CMS have made more progress over the past two months in changing healthcare for the better than they have in the past two decades. That progress should not stop with the end of the COVID crisis. Now is the time to for bold action to ensure that our healthcare system is well ahead of the next curve we have to flatten.”
"The COVID-19 public health emergency has forcefully opened the door for widespread adoption of telehealth, remote patient monitoring, and other digital health platforms by patients and providers alike."
Carrie Nixon, the founder and lead attorney at Nixon Law Group, noted that senators didn’t discuss extending pay parity for certain services much, which allows providers to be paid the same for a telehealth visit as an in-person one.
“Payment parity is going to be really important in making sure that we do continue that momentum that we have seen in telehealth adoption and implementation during COVID,” Nixon said.