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Doctor on Demand Partnership Expands Telehealth in Massachusetts

Massachusetts launched a partnership with Doctor On Demand last week to make telehealth available to the uninsured. Telehealth services will be provided free of charge to uninsured and Medicaid patients who have questions about COVID-19 or who have been identified through the state’s contact tracing efforts as needing telehealth care. Individuals will now have 24-hour, […]

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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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North Carolina at a Telehealth Stalemate

It seems North Carolina will have to wait another day for telehealth reimbursement changes. As mHealth Intelligence first reported, lawmakers in both chambers of the state legislature had passed the Medicaid Transformation Bill, which included key telehealth provisions; however, Governor Roy Cooper (D) recently vetoed the effort. North Carolina’s legislature has been rife with conflict […]

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Wisconsin Making Telehealth More Accessible

Even more good news from the states for telehealth advocates: Wisconsin is looking to update its Medicaid coverage for telehealth, as well as make changes to its policies regarding payment and coverage parity. As mHealth Intelligence first reported, in-the-works legislation is garnering support from lawmakers in both political parties, and should be filed by the […]

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New Hampshire Opening the Door Wider for Telehealth

More great news from the states for telehealth advocates: New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu just signed a bill into law that changes what the state’s Medicaid program covers in regards to telehealth services. More specifically, the new law expands coverage to telehealth services delivered by primary care providers and pediatricians; previously, state law had constrained […]

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North Carolina Considers Important Telehealth Changes

Add North Carolina to the list of states exploring the possibility of expanded telehealth coverage. As the Winston-Salem Journal first reported, Senate Bill 361 is making its rounds quickly through the state’s legislature. It passed the necessary House committees, and now awaits hearing on the House floor. The bill that originated in the Senate, however, […]

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Connecticut’s Department of Social Services to Cover More Telehealth

Not only are potential telehealth-related policy changes coming at the federal level (see the previous item about the proposed changes to Medicare’s physician fee schedule), but states throughout the country are also continuing to push telehealth to the front of the discussion as well. The latest example (as the National Law Review first reported): Connecticut […]

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For Better or For Worse…

Despite being an international hub for medical research and innovation, Massachusetts has attracted criticism for being, in the eyes of many advocates, not particularly friendly to telemedicine. Now, however, the state is working to change that, as highlighted in a recent National Law Review piece. Earlier this year, Massachusetts released an All Provider Bulletin addressing […]

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What Happened? What’s Next? The CTeL Midterm Recap

After months of anticipation, it might seem hard to believe that the 2018 midterm elections are finally in the past. As the Democrats swept to power in the U.S. House of Representatives and flipped at least seven governorships, along with more than 200 state legislative seats, the Republicans maintained control of the Senate, meaning that, […]

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Senate Maternity Care Bill Includes Telemedicine Provisions

While the United States is one of the wealthiest nations in the world, its maternal and infant health outcomes, simply put, leave a good deal to be desired. Indeed, according to an NPR/ProPublica investigation, the U.S. maternal mortality rate tops that of other developed nations at 26.4 deaths per 100,000 live births. And Centers for […]

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