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Telehealth Policy

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,...

Florida Lawmakers Pushing Bill to Expand Telehealth Services

by Ryan Mcaskill

A new bill working its way through the Florida senate would increase the use of telehealth service throughout the state. While the use of telemedicine is starting to pick up across the healthcare landscape, federal and state policy is still playing...

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