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  • Parkinson’s Patients, Doctors Find Value in Telehealth Visits

    August 17, 2017 - A telehealth program for patients with Parkinson’s disease received high marks from both patients and doctors, according to a paper published this week in Neurology. Whether such a program can be sustained, researchers say, may depend on whether the federal government changes its reimbursement policies. Launched by the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York and supported...

  • Could Trump’s Opioid Emergency Boost Telemedicine, mHealth Use?

    August 11, 2017 - President Donald Trump’s surprise announcement this week to declare a national emergency on opioid abuse could thrust telemedicine and mHealth into the spotlight. If and when it happens, the declaration would “enable the federal government to quickly free up funds and allow greater regulatory flexibility to respond to the epidemic,” according to Politico. That might include...

  • Telehealth Stands to Gain from Anthem’s ER Policy Expansion

    August 10, 2017 - Anthem is expanding its strategy of denying payments for unnecessary ER visits, a move that could push more consumers across the country toward telehealth or mHealth services. The insurer, which administers Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in 14 states, launched the initiative this past July in Georgia, saying members should use the payer’s telehealth service or visit an urgent care or retail...

  • VA Wants its Doctors to Treat Veterans Anywhere With Telehealth

    August 4, 2017 - Federal officials have unveiled a plan to give VA doctors the authority to treat veterans via telemedicine no matter where those veterans are located. In a ceremony attended by President Donald Trump this past week, Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin announced the “Anywhere to Anywhere VA Healthcare Initiative,” which would allow VA doctors to connect with veterans...


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Telehealth Licensure Compact For Nurses To Go Live in January

Nurses will be able to apply for a license to practice telehealth in multiple states in five months. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) has set Jan. 19, 2018 as the go-live date for the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC)....

mHealth, Social Gaming Combined in Concussion Treatment for Teens

Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center are combining an mHealth app and gaming technology to help teens recover from a concussion. The two health systems have...

CMS Reimbursing For Telemedicine Even As It Scales Back Programs

In a bit of good news-bad news for the telemedicine industry, federal officials said they will reimburse healthcare providers for their telemedicine expenses in a bundled payment program – even as they announced plans to scale back that...

Parkinson’s Patients, Doctors Find Value in Telehealth Visits

A telehealth program for patients with Parkinson’s disease received high marks from both patients and doctors, according to a paper published this week in Neurology. Whether such a program can be sustained, researchers say, may depend on...

Survey Shows Senior Homes Aren’t Taking Telehealth Seriously

A recent survey of vendor preferences among senior living providers finds that they aren’t using telehealth all that much – but they are taking a liking to mHealth. The survey by Ziegler indicates less than 10 percent of the 143 chief...

Abortion Access Study Ties Telemedicine to Reduced Care Costs

Women who have access to abortion services via telemedicine could save thousands of dollars by using the platform for follow-up care instead of going to the nearest hospital ER. That’s the conclusion reached by Advancing New Standards in...

Telemedicine Could Help Medicaid Patients With Specialty Access

New research indicates telemedicine consults for specialty referrals could improve much-needed access for Medicaid populations. It also could offer support to an innovative telehealth platform now being used in nine states to connect doctors,...

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