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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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Humana Announces New Telehealth Standards For COVID-19 Response and more Telehealth Buzz

Humana Announces New Telehealth Standards For COVID-19 Response Humana announced several changes to its policies to increase access to telehealth during the pandemic.  The company will: waive co-payments for telehealth services provided by in-network providers; temporarily enforce payment parity for in-network telehealth services; allow coverage for audio-only services; and expand the list of eligible providers […]

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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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Space Medicine: Possible Because of Telemedicine

Space medicine. Years ago, that phrase would have been laughable, or just considered something more believable as a Star Trek plotline; either way, it would not have been taken seriously as a legitimate sphere of medicine. Yet, today those words are a reality. What began as theoretical discussions about putting someone in space have transitioned […]

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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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Telehealth: Expanding Care Access, But with Limits

It is no surprise that, as telehealth has continued to rise in popularity, there are still some who are hesitant to completely support the technologies. And they have good reason. As Healio Primary Care recently highlighted, with insurance coverage lagging, some physicians are pointing to this particular obstacle in voicing their concerns about virtual visits. […]

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Oregon Veterinarians Excited About Telehealth

Telehealth: it’s not just for humans. These days, an increasing number of veterinary clinics are also using the technology to treat animals. Recently (as VIN News first reported), the state of Oregon issued new telehealth standards, codified in the Veterinary Practice Act, for vet clinics, allowing them to care for animals through telehealth. Regulators are […]

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PA Telehealth Act Stalled by Controversy

It seems like practically every state has introduced—and, in many cases, passed—some sort of telehealth legislation in the past year. Pennsylvania, however, is one of the last states holding out. In September, as mHealth Intelligence first reported, legislators introduced a telemedicine act (S.B. 857), “which seeks to establish definitions for telemedicine and telehealth, provide temporary […]

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