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CTeL November Webinar: Major Trends Shaping Telemedicine Future

Please join The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) Brown Bag Webinar on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 from 12:00 noon EDT – 1:00 pm ET covering the findings of the HIMSS Analytics 2015 Telemedicine Study. CTeL is pleased to host Branden FitzGerald, Director of Research, Advisory Solutions at HIMSS Analytics, the […]

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The Program Line Up! CTeL Executive Telehealth Fall Summit 2015

The 2015 CTeL Executive Telehealth Fall Summit on November 12-13 in Washington, DC is packed full of unique topics hosted by dynamic and substantive speakers. So, how did we get such an awesome line-up and agenda? We asked the industry for a big favor—create CTeL’s Summit AGENDA. And, you know what, you did, and here […]

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CMS Medicare Reimburses Nearly $14 million for Telemedicine in 2014

According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Medicare telemedicine reimbursement totaled $13.9 million in Calendar Year 2014.  This figure reflects payments of $12,482,270 for provider fees at the distant site (the location of the telemedicine provider) and $1,452,160 for originating site fees (the location of the patient). According to information provided by […]

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Survey Identifies Barriers to Acceptance of Telemedicine Video Calls

The Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation Survey has identified surmountable barriers to the widespread acceptance of telemedicine video encounters. From the survey of 263 respondents, 38 percent responded ‘very likely’ to accept an invitation to see their provider via a video call, and 28.1 percent ‘somewhat likely.’ The primary factors found to affect willingness to […]

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Telemedical Liability

The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) legal resources team member Joseph McMenamin, MD JD, McMenamin Law Offices, PLLC spoke before the American Medical Association (AMA) State Legislative Strategy Conference in January on legal issues that physicians and clinicians need to consider when adopting telehealth practices. He outlined three important steps […]

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State Legislatures Moving to Enable Telemedicine

This month Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed into state law a bill expanding telehealth services. As reported in the Denver Business Journal, the new law “… requires insurers to reimburse healthcare providers for telehealth services statewide.”   Previously, state law required reimbursement only in counties with 150,000 residents or fewer.  Now all Colorado payers will be […]

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Insurance, Direct to Consumer Telemedicine Device Speakers

Early Bird Extended through February 28th!   Speaker Spotlight! The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) April 2015 Summit Agenda has been released and Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) telemedicine will be the focus: DTC Telemedicine–What’s Next: Policy, Innovation, and the Markets. The April 9-10, 2015 conference agenda will include topics, such as: Insurance […]

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Tracking State-Level Telehealth Proposals – A Three State Snapshot

The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) monitors state and federal regulatory activity impacting the practice of telemedicine.   With legislatures meeting throughout the country, often in compressed time schedules for their sessions, telemedicine proposals are coming forward “fast and furious.” Not unlike Federal laws and Congress, thousands of bills are introduced […]

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NY Governor Cuomo Signs Telehealth Bill into Law

Legislation that expands the availability of telehealth services and requires insurers to cover the costs of those services has been signed into New York law by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, as reported in the Watertown Times and other media outlets. Sponsored by NY State Assemblywoman Addie J. Russell, the law ensures that health care practitioners […]

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CTeL October Brown Bag: Telemedicine Legal and Regulatory Primer

“We’re thinking of starting a telemedicine program.  What issues do we need to think about?” Not a day goes by at The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) when we don’t get a call with this question. Or sometimes it is more ominous.  “We’ve started our telemedicine program.  What issues do […]

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