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Ohio Medicaid Poised to Cover Telemedicine Care

The list of states whose Medicaid programs provide reimbursement for telehealth care is poised to grow yet again, with the likely addition of Ohio. As reported by EHR Intelligence, both houses of the Ohio legislature overwhelmingly approved a bill that would require more comprehensive coverage of telehealth services. “Medicaid providers in Ohio will able to […]

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What Drives Hospitals’ Telemedicine Policies? New study Explores Trends

It’s a well-documented fact that telehealth policy differs greatly from state to state.  And according to a recent study published in Health Affairs, telehealth policies—and the services offered—vary just as significantly among hospitals. As reported by Fierce Health IT, as part of the 2012 American Hospital Association Annual Survey of Hospitals, the study’s authors “examined […]

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Expanded Telehealth Coverage in Florida? State Weighing Options

For Florida patients seeking care through telemedicine, options for reimbursement are limited; the state’s Medicaid program, for example, only pays for a small number of services rendered through telehealth, and private insurers are not required by law to reimburse. However, the situation could change during the current legislative session, as Florida state lawmakers consider legislation […]

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Do You Have a Telemedicine Billing Question?

The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) is inviting you to submit any telemedicine-related billing question you might have . . . that you haven’t been able to get answered. Our goal:  We are going to select 10-15 of these questions and present them in an upcoming webinar or report.  We […]

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CTeL 2014 Non Profit Members: gpTRAC, CCHMC, UPMC

The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) is pleased to have the support of three prominent non profit organizations known for their expertise in the delivery of telemedicine as 2014 CTeL Non Profit Members: Great Plains Telehealth Resource & Assistance Center Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center-Center for Telehealth University of Pittsburgh […]

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ABA Health Law Section Analysis of CY2014 CMS Telehealth Reimbursement

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final rule on November 27, 2013 for the Physician Fee Schedule, Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule, and Other Revisions to Part B.  Included in this final rule are the provisions related to reimbursement for Calendar Year (CY) 2014’s telemedicine reimbursement. The Health Law Section of the […]

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Increased Availability of Telemedicine Services for Veterans?

The list of telemedicine-related legislation introduced in Congress this year is continuing to grow.  As first reported by California’s Lake County News and others, less than a month after the introduction of the Telehealth Enhancement Act of 2013 by Reps. Gregg Harper (R-MS) and Mike Thompson (D-CA), Thompson, along with Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA), has […]

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Telemedicine in Maryland: More Options for Medicaid Patients

Add Maryland to the list of states expanding their telemedicine programs.  Until this year, options for Medicaid patients seeking treatment through telemedicine were somewhat limited, as Maryland’s Medicaid program only provided reimbursement for telepsychiatry services.  Now, following the passage of new legislation, patients will be able to receive reimbursable treatment for stroke and heart disease, […]

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Proposal Would Expand Telemedicine Usage and Reimbursement

In a year that has already seen the introduction of two significant telehealth-related bills in the United States Congress—not to mention a number of legislative developments at the state level—a bipartisan group of lawmakers from the U.S. House of Representatives has drafted yet another comprehensive legislative proposal. As previously reported by iHealth Beat and others, […]

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State Medical Board: Paving the Way for Telemedicine in Florida?

As of 2013, Florida has been slow to adopt telehealth, particularly when compared with some of its southeastern neighbors.  Though there are some successful private telemedicine programs, the state’s Medicaid program does not reimburse for most telehealth services (only special needs children in rural counties are currently covered), and the state’s private insurers also do […]

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