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  • VETS Act Takes Aim at mHealth, Telehealth Access for Veterans

    April 26, 2017 - Legislators on both sides of Capitol Hill have reintroduced a bill that would ease restriction on telehealth and mHealth for veterans, especially those in rural areas. The Veterans E-Health & Telemedicine Support (VETS) Act of 2017 has been reintroduced by Sens. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii). Companion legislation in the House is being submitted by Reps. Julia Brownley...

  • Payers, Providers Seek Common Ground on New Telehealth Services

    April 20, 2017 - Healthcare providers are finding that telehealth reimbursement goes well beyond finding the right CPT code. With each state and even the federal government offering different and sometimes conflicting definitions for telemedicine and telehealth, a hospital or health system looking to lunch a digital health platform has to be creative in how it defines value. More and more providers, in fact,...

  • ATA’s Practice Guidelines Target Telestroke, Telemental Health

    April 13, 2017 - The American Telemedicine Association has launched two practice guidelines to help healthcare providers launching telemedicine services. The practice guidelines for telestroke and child and adolescent telemental health “advance the science of and growing need for telemedicine and help ensure uniform and effective quality of services for patients in need of these health-enhancing, life-saving...

  • Telemedicine-based ICU Care Boosts Outcomes, Saves Millions

    April 6, 2017 - Emory Healthcare has saved roughly $4.6 million in Medicare costs by deploying a telemedicine platform in its intensive care unit. The results come from a three-year audit of the Atlanta-based health system’s eICU program, which has served more than 20,000 patients across five hospitals. The audit, by Abt Associates, also indicated the eICU program reduced discharges to home healthcare,...


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Nebraska Joins Telehealth Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

Earlier this week, the Nebraska government became the 19th state to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC), which will open up new opportunities for providers to engage in telehealth and remote care services. The bill, introduced...

35% of Employers Use Wearable Devices for Wellness Programs

A recent survey conducted by Springbuk found that 35 percent of employers are currently using wearable devices to develop effective, value-driven corporate wellness programs for employees. In addition to the third of employers who have already...

VETS Act Takes Aim at mHealth, Telehealth Access for Veterans

Legislators on both sides of Capitol Hill have reintroduced a bill that would ease restriction on telehealth and mHealth for veterans, especially those in rural areas. The Veterans E-Health & Telemedicine Support (VETS) Act of 2017 has been...

Chronic Care mHealth Apps Benefit from Patient Feedback

A new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research finds that integrating patient feedback into the chronic care mHealth app development process can increase usage, adoption, and the value of apps used to encourage self-management...

Examining the State of Medicaid Telehealth Reimbursement

The majority of the United States offers Medicaid reimbursement for telehealth and related services, but reimbursement rules within each state can vary significantly, according to the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP).   CCHP's...

Providers Must Negotiate Telehealth Reimbursement With Payers

Healthcare providers looking to launch a new telemedicine or mHealth program may find an unexpected ally in commercial health plans. While only 31 states and the District of Colombia mandate that private payers cover telehealth visits as they...

Telehealth Experts at ATA: Direct-to-Consumer Care Takes Time

Executives from three of the nation’s best-known telemedicine networks offered advice this weekend on how to set up a direct-to-consumer telehealth platform. First and foremost, they said, don’t expect consumers to come calling all...

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