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Rhode Island Looking to Continue Pandemic Telehealth Coverage & more Telehealth Buzz

Rhode Island Looking to Continue Pandemic Telehealth Coverage The Rhode Island Senate Health and Human Services Committee has approved a bill, S2525A, that would expand connected health services by making a COVID-19 Executive Order permanent. The Executive Order required telehealth services be reimbursed “at rates not lower than” the rate of the same service provided […]

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Members of Congress urge CMS to allow telephone-only mental health care during COVID-19 & more Telehealth Buzz

Bipartisan Effort to Expand Access to Tele-mental Health for Medicare Recipients Last week U.S. Reps. John Katko (R-NY), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Grace Napolitano (D-CA) sent a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services urging the agencies to expand Medicare-covered telehealth services. The CARES Act […]

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Telehealth May Get Another Boost from Congress Telehealth Buzz

Telehealth May Get Another Boost from Congress On Friday the Healthcare Broadband Expansion During COVID-19 Act was introduced by Representatives Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Don Young (R-AK) to enhance telehealth services during COVID-19. The Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) Healthcare Connect Fund Program currently subsidizes the cost of broadband for rural healthcare facilities. The Act increases […]

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Planned Parenthood of Greater New York Expands & more Telehealth Buzz

Planned Parenthood of Greater New York Expands Telehealth During COVID-19 Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY) has sped up plans for expanded telehealth services in response to the pandemic. Planned Parenthood’s existing m-health platform, PP Direct, has experienced a 60% increase in use since the COVID-19 outbreak in March. The new system allows practitioners […]

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