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Telemedicine Benefits on the Rise with Employers: Study

For employees of large companies, having access to telemedicine care is increasingly becoming “the new normal.” In fact, according to one recent employer survey, 96 percent of large companies will be offering some sort of telemedicine coverage to their employees during the next year. As Forbes, MobiHealthNews, and others first reported, the National Business Group […]

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State Update: New Telehealth Bills Signed in Vermont, Hawaii

It’s been a busy year for telehealth in many state legislatures (not to mention on Capitol Hill). Indeed, an April report from the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) identified more than 200 telehealth-related bills that had been introduced in 44 states in 2017 alone. Now, two states have enacted legislation that would make it […]

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Doubling in Telehealth Investment by 2018? Predictions From New Study

And the body of literature predicting exponential growth in telehealth investment in the coming years continues to grow. As Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine first reported, a recent benchmark study from Becker’s Healthcare and direct-to-consumer telehealth company Teladoc found that, in 2018, the number of United States health systems offering telehealth programs will likely be […]

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How is Telemedicine Transforming Health Care

The improvement of technology is greatly benefiting the telehealth market. Faster internet speeds, changing insurance standards, smartphone advancements, and increased numbers of health care providers using telehealth services, are all working together to change the future of telehealth. Telemedicine services and technologies open the door for higher quality health care in remote locations. Doctors Without […]

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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 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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American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement on Telemedicine

In a new policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) makes recommendations on the use of telemedicine in children’s health care, and the expected and potential impact that telemedicine will have on pediatric physicians’ efforts to improve access and physician workforce shortages. “The Use of Telemedicine to Address Access and Physician Workforce Shortage,” is […]

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