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Telehealth Policy

Congress Set to See a Flurry of Telehealth Activity

by Eric Wicklund

A Senate bill introduced this past week would spur additional Medicare coverage of telehealth in rural areas by allowing more telehealth projects at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. It’s one of two pieces of telemedicine...

Support Builds for VA Telehealth Legislation

by Eric Wicklund

Tellehealth advocates are lining up to support a Senate bill that would enable the Department of Veterans Affairs to treat veterans no matter where they’re located. The Veterans E-Health & Telemedicine Support (VETS) Act of 2015 (S....

AMA Again Delays Ruling on Telemedicine Ethics

by Eric Wicklund

The American Medical Association doesn’t yet know how to define an appropriate telemedicine practice – and probably won’t take up the issue again until halfway through next year. The AMA’s House of Delegates this past...

Licensing, Quality Major Blockades of Telehealth Technology

by Vera Gruessner

The global telehealth technology market is expected to have an annual growth rate of 24 percent and be worth $6.5 billion in the next five years. As such, it is pivotal to uncover some of the trends that will impact telehealth technology in the...

Should Telemedicine Implementation Compel Prior In-Person Care?

by Vera Gruessner

Telemedicine implementation is taking place around the country as more physicians continue to communicate with their patient base by phone and video consultations. The state of Arkansas is another one that’s attempting to pass new legislation...

North Dakota Medical Board Releases New Telehealth Guidelines

by Vera Gruessner

Telemedicine legislation continues to evolve throughout the nation as quickly as healthcare reforms have been implemented and spread across the healthcare continuum. For example, the North Dakota Board of Medicine has issued some telehealth guidelines...

Telehealth Coverage Legislation throughout Four States

by Vera Gruessner

Telehealth coverage legislation is being modified and implemented across the country due to its many benefits such as cost reduction and greater access to care. Nathaniel Lacktman, attorney and expert in telemedicine law at Foley & Lardner,...

Barriers to Physician Telehealth Services Need to Come Down

by Vera Gruessner

Physician telehealth services have a strong potential to improve the healthcare industry on a large scale, as this technology boosts access to care among patients living in rural locations, enables primary care doctors to reach specialists quickly,...

New Hampshire Law Propels Telemedicine Software Adoption

by Vera Gruessner

With doctor shortages on the horizon and a lack of specialized physicians available in rural locations, telemedicine software adoption is becoming more mainstream among large sections of the country. A large number of states have implemented...

Legislation, Reimbursement Expand Telemedicine Technology Use

by Vera Gruessner

Telemedicine technology use is expanding throughout the United States due to new legislative changes, the breakdown of telehealth site restrictions, and the increase in payment parity and reimbursement for telehealth services. Providers are expanding...

New York’s Telehealth Legislation Stresses Remote Monitoring

by Vera Gruessner

Telehealth legislation continues to break new ground, as more states adopt telemedicine coverage and payment parity laws are put in place. When payment parity regulations are put into place, virtual doctor visits will receive the same reimbursement...

Telemedicine Services May Transform ‘Hospital of Tomorrow’

by Vera Gruessner

Technology has been changing healthcare delivery for many years, especially after ongoing reforms have brought forth the adoption of EHR systems, electronic prescribing software, virtual doctor visits, and remote monitoring tools. Telemedicine...

Site Restriction, Tech Preferences Limit Telehealth Adoption

by Vera Gruessner

There are a number of different obstacles standing in the way of widespread telehealth adoption. From site restrictions to prohibiting providers from practicing across state borders, legislative changes will need to take place before telemedicine...

New Telemedicine Legislation Could Expand Care among Veterans

by Vera Gruessner

The telehealth field continues to grow in prominence across the nation as more states adopt telemedicine legislation and expand use of videoconferencing along with remote monitoring technology throughout hospitals and clinics. Last week, U.S....

AMA Guides Coding Set for Telehealth Physician Consultations

by Vera Gruessner

The telehealth sphere continues to expand across medical organizations throughout the nation. For example, the American Medical Association (AMA) has recently announced making more headway into promoting telehealth physician consultations. In...

Will Physician Telehealth Consultations Cross State Borders?

by Vera Gruessner

Due to the rise in new technologies affecting everyday aspects of life, the healthcare industry has jumped on the bandwagon in order to better engage with its consumer base. With many individuals glued to their smartphones, tablets, or computer...

Legislative Barriers the Telemedicine Field Needs to Overcome

by Vera Gruessner

The telemedicine field is now growing across the country due to its benefits for the patient community. Along with offering more convenience for those unable to take time off work and drive long distances to see their healthcare provider, the...

Telehealth Services Improve Geriatric Care in Rural Settings

by Vera Gruessner

Imagine living in a small, rural town far away from urban centers offering a variety of societal benefits including access to healthcare specialists. This would pose significant problems for those who have chronic medical conditions or an acute...

Why Telehealth Technology Regulations Need to Expand

by Vera Gruessner

Telehealth technology is being implemented throughout the United States at a rapid pace, especially in more rural locations suffering from doctor shortages. Since telemedicine services offer a faster and more efficient method of communicating...

Could Telehealth Technology Help Post-Surgery Patients?

by Vera Gruessner

Telemedicine services are popping up in every direction of the medical sphere from pediatrics and geriatrics to diabetes management, chronic condition monitoring, and post-surgery follow-up. The use of telehealth technology is becoming a mainstay...

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