Telehealth Buzz

Does Your Plan Cover Telemedicine? Most Don’t Know

With more and more patients, providers, and health care organizations seeking to utilize telemedicine services, a new survey has shed light on widespread uncertainty among patients about whether or not their insurance plans actually provide telemedicine coverage. As Markets Insider first reported, data from a HealthMine survey showed that the majority (57 percent) of Medicare plan members […]

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House Committees Advance Key Telehealth Bills

Two House of Representatives committees this week advanced key bipartisan pieces of telehealth legislation, giving the push for expanded reimbursement additional momentum in a Congress that’s already been busy when it comes to the introduction of telehealth bills. As Fierce Healthcare first reported, two bills—the Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine (FAST) Act and the Increasing Telehealth Access in Medicare Act—cleared […]

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Medicare Spending on Telehealth Grew in 2016, But is Still Low

Good news/bad news when it comes to Medicare and telemedicine: While the program spent more money on reimbursement for telehealth services in the past year than they ever had in the past, Medicare’s spending on it still only accounts for a small percentage of its overall budget. As mHealth Intelligence first reported, recently released data from the […]

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Medical Board Members: Join Your Colleagues at the CTeL Summit

Being a member of a state board of medicine today brings with it a range of challenges, from licensure compacts to prescribing regulations to the evolving role of predictive analytics in medicine. Come together with your colleagues from across the country at the CTeL Fall Executive Telehealth Summit during our workshop designed exclusively for members […]

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“Am I Depressed?” Google, NAMI Team Up to Screen for Depression

These days, it probably seems like a natural first step to turn to Google when you’re looking for an answer to virtually any question, from the current weather anywhere in the world to your favorite sports team’s score from last night to how to tie a tie. Now, the search engine is seeking to help […]

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Penn HealthX Podcast Debuts: Take a Listen!

Looking to hear from people who are equally committed to health care, technology, and entrepreneurship? Look no further than the newly debuted Penn HealthX Podcast. Created and produced by students and faculty at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, the goal of the podcast, as the Penn HealthX team explains, is “to share […]

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Could Telemedicine Connect More Medicaid Patients With Specialty Care?

For any patient, the world of specialty care can be a challenging one to navigate. That can be particularly true for Medicaid patients in need of specialist care, given that they often face long waits for appointments, with a limited pool of providers willing to treat them—and it’s even true for those enrolled in managed […]

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Ransomware Targets Hospitals Yet Again

Only months after the WannaCry ransomware attack caused chaos at hospitals in the United Kingdom, another strain of ransomware has cybersecurity experts on high alert—and once again, health care organizations are its main target. As Healthcare IT News, Fierce Healthcare, and others first reported, a virus called Defray is making the rounds, and is specifically tailoring its […]

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Telehealth and Occupational Therapy: Webinar Now Available!

Looking for a quick, yet thorough, rundown on the evolving role of telehealth among occupational therapists and their patients? CTeL is pleased to announce that a companion webinar to our latest report, “Telehealth in Occupational Therapy Practice: Establishing the Client/Provider Relationship,” is now available for download. The webinar includes commentary and analysis from the report’s […]

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DEA Seeks Input on Executive Order

In January of 2017, shortly after he took office, President Donald Trump signed Executive Order 13771, which stipulates that, for each new federal regulation created, at least two must be eliminated. The executive order was drafted with the goal of “controlling regulatory costs,” but, as with many such orders, it raises considerable questions as it’s […]

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