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Telehealth Policy

How to Create Strong Telehealth Policies across the States

by Vera Gruessner

The telemedicine industry plays a role in reforming healthcare across the nation, as more states begin implementing telehealth policies. In particular, video-based messaging platforms aid medical care providers in lowering costs and improving...

Reimbursement Misconceptions Trending in Telehealth Services

by Vera Gruessner

The healthcare industry has been evolving significantly over the last several years, as meaningful use requirements under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs have led to the adoption of EHR technology, health information exchange...

#Cures2015 Bill to Require Reports on Telehealth Services

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

After receiving the unanimous support of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, the 21st Century Cures Act now awaits the consideration of the entire House of Representative, including its provisions for expanding use of telehealth services...

Telehealth Providers to Benefit from Interstate Licensure Compact

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

With the enactment of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, Alabama has triggered the formation of an interstate commission to address the licensure challenges telehealth providers face treating patients in multiple states. “Now that...

How Telehealth Legislation Creates Tension in Healthcare

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A multitude of regulatory factors and perspectives need to be taken into account for the use of telehealth services to expand and become more widespread across the United States. The sheer number of rules and regulations for the practice of telemedicine...

Conn. Telehealth Legislation to Set Use, Coverage Requirements

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Connecticut General Assembly appears set to pave the way for telehealth adoption in the Constitution State in light of the progress a piece of telehealth legislation has made recently. First introduced in January 2015, the bill (the Substitute...

Primary Factors Inhibiting Telehealth Use Rural Communities

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

State regulation and limited connectivity were major obstacles in the way of increased telehealth use in the rural communities of Mississippi, according to University of Mississippi Medical Center's Chief Telehealth and Innovation Officer....

Laws Affect Adoption of Telemedicine Across State Borders

by Vera Gruessner

The implementation and adoption of telemedicine varies across state borders due to differing legislation and coverage among providers. According to a report from the American Hospital Association, there are 10 state medical boards that issue...

How Legal, Regulatory Challenges Limit Telehealth Adoption

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A new report by the American Hospital Association (AHA) provides insight into the myriad legal and regulatory challenges in the way of increase telehealth adoption and use. "Without adequate reimbursement and revenue streams, providers may...

Two Telehealth Bills Could Be Reintroduced in Congress

by Ryan Mcaskill

Telehealth legislation is being debated across the country in state senates. A majority of these bills center on increasing reimbursement rates and better defining what services can and cannot be handled through a video meeting with a physician....

Telemedicine Legislation Making Waves in Washington, Louisiana

by Ryan Mcaskill

There are many states debating telemedicine reimbursement and access. New legislation is being pushed as the technology has cemented itself as a standard healthcare service that is helping improve quality of care and lower costs. Washington pushes...

Colorado Governor Signs Bill to Expand Telehealth Services

by Vera Gruessner

More states are leading the way in telemedicine improvements. On March 20, Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado signed a bill into law to expand telehealth services across the state, according to the Denver Business Journal. Previously,...

Could Telehealth Help Reform the SGR?

by Ryan Mcaskill

A new Sustainable Growth Rate reform plan has a heavy focus on telehealth services. With every technological innovation there is a proof of concept phase that needs to be accomplished before it is widely embraced by the enterprise. During this...

Telehealth Legislation Heats Up Nationwide

by Ryan Mcaskill

A number of states are in the process of pushing new legislation that would increase the use of telehealth services. The political landscape is ripe with telehealth legislation. As the technology matures and the benefits become clearer, states...

Abortion Legislation Could Restrict Telehealth Services

by Ryan Mcaskill

A supreme court debate in Iowa over medical abortions could open the door for telehealth restrictions. There are countless examples of federal and state legislation that is aiming to expand the use of telehealth services. However, there...

Increased Reimbursement has Physicians Embracing Telehealth

by Ryan Mcaskill

Because of increased reimbursement, a majority of physicians are making plans to increase telehealth services. The reimbursement rates for telehealth and remote monitoring is growing across the country. There are a number of states that are debating...

State Licensing a Major Hurdle for Telehealth

by Ryan Mcaskill

Inconsistencies between states when it comes to medical licenses hampering telemedicine adoption. One of the biggest challenges to any form of technological and industry innovation is government regulation and policy. Traditionally, government...

Colorado Telehealth Legislation Moves to Governor’s Desk

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

After passing the Colorado House of Representatives and Senate, an important piece of telehealth legislation now awaits the signature of the state's governor to become law. In late January, the telehealth bill (HB 15-1029) for statewide expansion...

What is the State of the Telehealth Landscape?

by Ryan Mcaskill

In an interview, American Telemedicine Association CEO Jonathan Linkous discusses the current and future of telehealth. The adoption rate of telehealth services is picking up, but there are still challenges to getting there. Reimbursement rates...

Telehealth Legislation Debated Across the Country

by Ryan Mcaskill

There are a number of debates happening in state government and courtrooms that will impact the future of telehealth. Earlier this week, we reported on a federal push to expand healthcare technology include telehealth strategies. On a state level,...

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