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Failure to Use Telemedicine: Could it be Considered a Form of Malpractice?

While telemedicine prescribing laws and regulations do vary from state to state,  did you know that failure to use telehealth in particular circumstances could also legally put you in jeopardy?  Don’t find yourself calling your attorney for not using telehealth, tune into to CTeL’s Washington Live! Brown Bag Telehealth Webinar: “Will you have to call […]

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Caring for World’s Poor, with High-Tech Delivery: La Jolla Doctor Helps Treat Patients from Afar Through the Wonder of Telemedicine

Dr. Amanda Gosman, a plastic surgeon and founder of ConnectMed International, sees patients all over the world from her office in La Jolla, California, through the use of telemedicine technologies.  According to Dr. Gossman, “I wanted to be able to provide medical services and outreach to patients who don’t have access to care.  Ultimately, the […]

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CMMC, Affiliates to Offer Emergency Neuro-Consults

Stroke patients in Lewiston, Maine will soon have access to neurologists at Massachusetts General Hospital without having to leave their home town’s emergency room.

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Choose the Topics for 2011 CTeL Brown Bag Webinars!

CTeL invites you to take a quick, one-question survey, choosing the topic(s) you want to hear addressed the most during CTeL Brown Bag Webinars in 2011. Please note, that you may choose more than one topic.

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Telemedicine Now Available in Philippines

Telemedicine is now allowing doctors to diagnose and recommend treatment options to patients in rural areas of the Philippines. This project is being managed in Manila, Philippines by the Department of Science and Technology, Manila Bulletin reports. Telemedicine, is being operated through a multi-platform that runs off of a government broadband called, Philippines Research, Education and Government Information Network (PREGINET). These “telemedicine sessions” make it possible for doctors to access and transfer medical records, still images, and live audio and visual transmissions.

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CTeL is Asking for Your Help to Identify the Top Legal and Regulatory

CTeL is launching our telehealth legal and regulatory agenda for 2011. And we need your help in setting priorities for the legal and regulatory issues that you want to hear about. Please take a moment to give us your input.  We want to know your “telemedicine priority” list for 2011′s legal and regulatory issues. The […]

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CMS Announced Final Additions to Telehealth Reimbursement Codes

November 2, 2010, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it has finalized all additions to its telehealth reimbursement codes. These codes were originally introduced in June 2010. These additions will be effective as of January 1, 2011. Please find attached the CMS Final Rule for Medicare Program; Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2011.

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Telemedicine Trialed for Obstetric Consultations

The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation has launched a pilot project to advance material health efforts in rural Tennessee. According to the article, “Maternal fetal medicine specialists and healthcare professionals at Regional Obstetric Consultants of Chattanooga and Knoxville offer care to women with high-risk pregnancies. However, women living in the valleys and mountains of Eastern Tennessee frequently would miss appointments due to travel time. These missed appointments could result in increased health-related problems in both mother and child.”

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City opens gates for Nepal, forms telemedicine link

South Asian countries are exploring the use of telemedicine in efforts to expand access to care for those living in Nepal. India’s Minister of State for External Affairs, Preneet Kaur, expressed her excitement for this project and added that “the inclusion of Pakistan for such a tele-consultation and education is in the pipeline.”

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