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DOCTORS STRUGGLE TO FIND VALUE IN TELEHEALTH

A few months ago, mHealthIntellgience.com ran an article focusing on the struggles doctors are facing in finding value in telehealth, with a strong focus on telehealth reimbursement. “All doctors use telehealth in some form with their patients just by getting on the phone and talking to them,” Dr. Peter Weigel, Westfield, N.J.-based physician, says. “But […]

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TELEMEDICINE ADOPTION GROWS, BUT HURDLES REMAIN

Recently, software specialist Reach Health, completed a survey focusing on the adoption of telemedicine services. The survey revealed roughly two-thirds of respondents rand telemedicine as the top priority or one of the highest priorities for their health care organization, a ten percent increase the 2015 survey results. Issues stemming from reimbursement and limitations of EMR […]

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Small Number of Docs Account for Large Share of Malpractice Claims

A relatively small number of doctors are responsible for a disproportionate percentage of paid malpractice claims, according to the New England Journal of Medicine. Certain specialities report the highest number of paid malpractice claims, including orthopedic, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, obstetrician-gynecologist, and general surgery. Physicians in these specialities had twice the risk of recurrence compared with […]

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TELEHEALTH REIMBURSEMENT: BY THE NUMBERS

Telehealth reimbursement continues to be a hot topic. From private payers to Medicaid, navigating and understanding telehealth coverage and reimbursement for each can be a challenge. Medicare reimbursed approximately $14 million total under its telehealth benefit for 2014, according to CTeL. This number represents .0025 percent of the total Medicare reimbursed for services that year. […]

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DOCTORS NOT GETTING PAID FOR TELEMEDICINE SERVICES IN ARIZONA

Experts are shining light on a major issue plaguing telemedicine physicians in Arizona. Arizona state laws are hindering telemedicine practices, which is a budding technology which should be utilized to provide healthcare across Arizona and beyond. Currently, state laws only require private health insurers to cover telemedicine services in rural areas, excluding Phoenix and Tucson. […]

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INSURERS PAYING LESS FOR TELEMEDICINE SERVICES.

Today in the U.S., more than half of hospitals are utilizing various forms of telemedicine, according to the American Telemedicine Association. For those who have never used a telemedicine service, 75% are interested in the technology as a substitute for an in-person medical visit, according to data from Software Advice, a software selection firm. Unfortunately, […]

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CTeL Executive Spring Summit on Telemedicine Legal & Regulatory Issues Announced!

The CTeL Executive Summit is back after a successful Fall Summit in November. Join us for two packed days of uncensored, substantive discussions, with YOU, the telehealth pioneer in mind. Trust us, you won’t want to miss out. Grab your seat at the table to hear directly from the source about the legal and regulatory […]

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CBO Actions Seen by Some to Impede the Adoption of Telemedicine

In an article on Politico.com, author David Pittman reports on actions by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) that may be creating roadblocks to a swifter embrace of telehealth technologies by lawmakers. Established by Congress in 1975, the CBO produces independent analyses of budgetary and economic issues to support the Congressional budget process.  Any legislation considered […]

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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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