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More Changes to Telehealth from CMS this Week and more Telehealth Buzz

More Changes to Telehealth from CMS this Week From the Press Release: Emergency departments can now use telehealth services to quickly assess patients. 80 additional services can now be furnished via telehealth. Providers can bill for telehealth visits at the same rate as in-person visits. Practitioners can now engage with new patients via telehealth. CMS […]

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Oregon Provides Clarity on Telehealth Use During COVID-19 and more Telehealth Buzz

Oregon Provides Clarity on Telehealth Use During COVID-19 Two Oregon administrative agencies issued guidelines for health plans concerning the use of telehealth during the COVID-19 outbreak: “Health plans should cover telehealth services delivered by in-network providers to replace in-person visits whenever possible and medically or clinically appropriate. Health plans shall ensure their members’ cost-sharing requirements […]

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Telehealth Rehabilitation Options for Veterans and more Telehealth Buzz

Telehealth Gives Veterans Access to More Rehabilitation Options Veterans Affairs hospitals in Indianapolis, IN, Cleveland, OH, and Jackson, MS, will soon be offering art therapy to veterans via telehealth. The program is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Rural Health and the National Endowment for the Arts and is run […]

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New OK Bill Aims to Reduce Emergency Psych Admissions Using Telehealth & More in Today’s Telehealth Buzz

New OK Bill Aims to Reduce Emergency Psych Admissions Using Telehealth S.B. 1208 was introduced in the Oklahoma Senate by State Senator Michael Bergstrom. S.B. 1208 would connect police officers responding to mental health crisis situations with mental health specialists via telehealth to determine appropriate care. The bill is based on a successful two-year program […]

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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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Fighting Pregnancy Depression with mHealth

Depression during pregnancy is on the rise, the results of a 2019 survey show. This does not mean that more women are experiencing depression during pregnancy today than previously; rather, technology has made it easier to identify depression, which in turn means higher reported rates of mental health issues. Regardless, as Bloomberg first reported, health […]

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Another Telehealth Partnership

As telehealth becomes more popular, we are increasingly learning that some services fit perfectly with the technologies, while others are less of an ideal match. One that has often proven to be a winning combination, however, is that of telemedicine and mental health care. As mHealth Intelligence first reported, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services […]

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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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New York Expanding Telehealth Delivery Options

Early this month, it was reported that Maryland was considering a bill that would expand the list of providers able to utilize telehealth services to include social workers. The state found social workers play a vital role in helping people fight substance abuse, and that role can be even more impactful when combined with the […]

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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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