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Telehealth in Urban Areas? Health Affairs Op-Ed Highlights Need

When it comes to the debate over telehealth reimbursement, advocates frequently tend to focus on the benefits that increased reimbursement could bring to rural, underserved communities—places where, by having access to telehealth care, patients could theoretically avoid having to drive long distances to see a specialty provider, or where small-town hospital closures have left residents […]

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HIMSS Shares “Wish List” With Congress

It’s been a busy year for telehealth and health IT on Capitol Hill, with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle introducing more than two dozen pieces of telehealth-related legislation, and one telehealth-friendly bill (the CHRONIC Care Act) even passing the Senate. But the 115th Congress isn’t over yet, and advocates want to keep the […]

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Survey Says: Providers, Orgs Value Telehealth

It’s no secret that patient demand for telehealth and mHealth services has grown in recent years, with some patients even factoring the provision of these services into their choice of health care providers. And health care organizations have responded in kind, with survey after survey highlighting organizations’ plans to invest, or continue to do so, […]

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Make Your Voice Heard in the URAC Telehealth Survey

Are you looking for the chance to share your insights into the current state of the telehealth industry? URAC and Telemedicine Magazine want to hear from you. The two are conducting a national survey on challenges and trends in telehealth; the results will help to shed light on strategies that have worked (and what hasn’t) for providers […]

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CTeL Summit Panels Will Highlight Legislative Tracking

Simply put, it’s been a particularly eventful year for telehealth legislation. At the federal level, more than two dozen bills have been introduced—most of them bipartisan, and many of them targeting the numerous restrictions that Medicare currently places on reimbursement. States throughout the country, from New York to Minnesota to Texas, have enacted legislation that […]

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Joint Commission Abandons Planned Telehealth Standards

This past week brought a piece of good news for many in the telehealth community, as the Joint Commission announced that it was abandoning its plan to create new direct-to-patient (DTP) telehealth standards for hospitals and ambulatory health care centers. As Fierce Healthcare first reported, the accrediting agency, which initially announced its plans to create the standards […]

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University of Mississippi Medical Center, HRSA Announce Partnership

Exciting news for patients and providers in the Magnolia State: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has officially designated the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) as a federal Telehealth Center of Excellence. “The UMMC Center for Telehealth is already a recognized national model for telehealth expansion,” said Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) in a […]

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SEARCH Highlights New Telehealth Research

In many ways, 2017 has been a banner year for telehealth, with more than two dozen telehealth-friendly bills introduced in Congress, numerous states enacting legislation of their own, and continued investment in the industry. At the same time, there’s also been continued momentum on the research side. Last week, representatives from academic institutions, leading research […]

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In New York State, Children Will Have Greater Access to Telehealth

For some students, school is more than just a place to learn—it’s a place to receive essential health care. Indeed, for numerous students and their families in rural and underserved communities, the more than 2,000 school-based health centers in the United States, many of which use telemedicine to care for patients, provide a lifeline. Now, […]

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New VA Proposed Rule Would Increase Telehealth Access

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has long been a leader in the use of telehealth and remote monitoring to treat its patients. Indeed, in 2015, the agency’s providers completed more than 2.1 million telehealth visits, 45 percent of which were with rural patients. And in August, the agency announced its telehealth-focused “Anywhere to Anywhere […]

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