Telehealth Buzz

Telehealth Bills Advance in Georgia

We may still be barely into the new year, but already state legislatures throughout the country have been busy—including when it comes to telemedicine-related bills. The latest state to consider telehealth legislation: Georgia, where the state Senate this past week unanimously passed two bills that, if signed into law, would significantly expand telehealth practice in […]

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Yes, an Old Dog Can Learn New Tricks

Can an old dog learn new tricks? NewYork-Presbyterian (NYP) was about to prove the age-old adage, that old dogs cannot learn new tricks, correct…until they took a different approach. People, much like animals in this respect, love routine and predictability. So when New-York-Presbyterian (as mHealth Intelligence first reported) expanded its Express Care telehealth program to […]

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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Because people living in rural areas already struggle to gain access to many of the necessities that their counterparts in urban areas find more readily accessible, successful and thriving institutions like hospitals are so vital to these communities. In a recent study (as mHealth Intelligence first reported), Navigant Consulting wrote that they “considered [rural hospitals] […]

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(Telehealth Policy) Change is Still Coming

Remember the Bipartisan Budget Act, signed back in early 2018? Well, it is probably worth a refresher (see below for one helpfully provided by the National Law Review), since, as you might recall, the bill contains some important telehealth provisions that impact its future, especially in the area of funding. The bill is essentially the […]

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USDA Grant Program Targets Opioid Abuse

More than 72,000 people died of opioid overdoses (either prescription drugs or heroin) in 2017, according to the most recent available Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data. What’s more, each day approximately 91 Americans die of opioid overdoses—many of them in rural communities, where patients seeking treatment for addiction often face significant geographic […]

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New Telehealth Bills Introduced in Washington State

The new legislative session is off to a very telehealth-friendly start in Washington State. As mHealth Intelligence first reported, State Senator Randi Becker recently introduced four telehealth-related bills that focus on everything from payment parity to provider training—and three of the four recently received committee hearings. As Becker said in a press release, “It’s a […]

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ICYMI: Join Our February 22 Webinar on AI and the Laws that Regulate It

Artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere these days, from video games to personal digital assistants (like Siri and Alexa) to smart cars—including in the health care field, where it raises a host of legal and regulatory questions: Does AI augment the clinician’s skills, or does it pinch-hit for them? To provide care supported by AI, must […]

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Apple, Aetna Join Forces on New Health App

What if you could get a free Apple Watch from your insurer just for sticking to healthy habits like maintaining a regular exercise routine and consistently getting a good night’s sleep? With a new Apple-Aetna partnership, this scenario could soon be a reality for an initial pilot group of 250,000 to 300,000 people. As CNBC’s […]

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Remote Patient Monitoring Now Available at NewYork-Presbyterian

It’s been well documented that a small percentage of patients account for a disproportionate amount of the spending on health care in the United States. The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, for example, estimates that care for patients with chronic diseases like heart disease, COPD, and diabetes “accounts for approximately 75 percent of the […]

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Save the Date: Reimbursement Workshop on March 20

Looking to learn exactly how to fill out billing forms for government and private payers alike? Seeking to better understand telehealth claim denials? Want the latest on recent changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule? If the answer to any of those questions is “yes,” then save the date for our March 20 CTeL Connects […]

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