January 23, 2019 - A new analysis of state telemedicine and telehealth guidelines for physical and occupational therapists finds no discernible pattern of rules or regulations across the country – not even an agreement on what to call their policies. The study, conducted by the Center for Connected Health Policy and included in the fall 2018 edition of the International Journal of...
January 18, 2019 - Healthcare providers treating patients on Medicare Advantage plans may soon be able to use telehealth in place of in-person care when appropriate. The update was one of several unveiled Friday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) model of care, introduced in 2017 and overseen by CMS’ Center for Medicare and Medicaid...
January 14, 2019 - The American Telemedicine Association is urging federal authorities to loosen the reins on regulations that restrict mental health professionals from prescribing controlled substances via telehealth. In a letter to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the ATA called for changes to the Ryan Haight Act that would allow specially certified healthcare providers to prescribe...
January 11, 2019 - New Jersey healthcare providers are getting more than $2.3 million to expand telehealth and telemedicine programs to identify and treat children with behavioral and mental health issues. The state will use a five-year $2.225 million grant from the US Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and a $109,000 award from the Nicholson Foundation to enhance the Pediatric...
Telehealth technology is helping to improve care management and coordination for the estimated 30 million Americans living with diabetes. Now, providers are moving into connected care technology to help more than 84 million at risk of acquiring the chronic disease. By using a virtual care...
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