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2020: New Year, New You, and New Telehealth Bills

A new year brings so much possibility. For states that were not able to get telehealth legislation passed, 2020 brings a new chance for failed telehealth bills. As mHealth Intelligence first reported, Washington and South Dakota, for example, are both ringing in the New Year with telehealth bills from the previous legislative year that did […]

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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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No Longer the Lone Star in Telemedicine

In early 2017, as we reported at the time, Texas enacted several telehealth-related bills. While those laws, as Senator Dawn Buckingham said, “created a streamlined regulatory system for the provision of telemedicine and telehealth services at the Texas Medical Board,” they also led to “unnecessary and burdensome regulatory provisions from the program.” Now, as mHealth […]

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Maryland Considers a Bill to Expand Telepsychiatry Reimbursement

We’re only a few months into 2019, but already this year’s legislative session is shaping up to be a very telemedicine-friendly one in states across the country. The latest state to consider legislation that would expand coverage within its borders: Maryland. As mHealth Intelligence first reported, a bill has been introduced in the State House […]

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Telehealth Bills Advance in Georgia

We may still be barely into the new year, but already state legislatures throughout the country have been busy—including when it comes to telemedicine-related bills. The latest state to consider telehealth legislation: Georgia, where the state Senate this past week unanimously passed two bills that, if signed into law, would significantly expand telehealth practice in […]

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Telehealth Parity Bill Doesn’t Pass in PA

Simply put, it’s been a particularly eventful year for telemedicine legislation. At the federal level, more than two dozen telemedicine-related bills have been introduced during the 115th Congress, with some of them even becoming law. And lawmakers in states throughout the country, from Kansas to Connecticut to California, have enacted legislation that would make it […]

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Summit Spotlight: Organizing for Parity

When it comes to state telemedicine private-payer reimbursement laws, one thing is for certain: not all parity laws are created equal. Some only require that private insurers cover a service when it’s provided via telemedicine; states with stronger laws, by contrast, explicitly require reimbursement for care via telemedicine at the same rate as in-person services. […]

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ICYMI: Get the Early Bird Rate While You Can!

Get the savings before they disappear! The early bird registration rate for the CTeL Executive Telehealth Fall Summit (December 4 and 5, 2018 in Washington, D.C.) expires on Friday, October 12. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to save more than $800 on the cost of registration. Here are just some of the sessions we’re […]

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ICYMI: The CTeL Fall Summit Agenda is Here!

It’s finally here! The full agenda for the CTeL Fall Executive Summit (December 4 and 5 in Washington, D.C.) has been released. We’re looking forward to two days of in-depth conversations and hands-on workshops, as well as an afternoon on Capitol Hill educating lawmakers and their staff about the role telemedicine can play in expanding […]

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Spotlight on Parity at the CTeL Summit

When it comes to state telemedicine reimbursement parity laws, one thing is for certain: not all parity laws are created equal. Some only require that a service be covered by private insurers when provided via telemedicine; states with stronger laws, by contrast, explicitly require reimbursement for care via telemedicine at the same rate as in-person […]

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