Telehealth Buzz

Physical Therapy Interstate Licensure Compact Goes Live

Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants in several states who are seeking to use telemedicine to treat patients across state lines got a bit of good news this past month: on July 9, the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact officially began issuing multi-state licenses in several member states. As mHealth Intelligence first reported, the Compact Commission […]

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High Suicide Rates Among Farmers Raise Concern

For today’s farmers, a combination of reduced commodity prices, extreme weather events that affect crops, and rural health-care access challenges are all contributing to what, essentially, amounts to a mental health crisis. As CBS News first reported, 2016 statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that suicide rates among people living […]

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Get the Latest on Telehealth Reimbursement: July 17 Webinar

Registration is now open for the next CTeL Connects webinar! Join us on July 17 at 12:30, when we’ll be discussing telehealth reimbursement: what’s paid for, what barriers are standing in the way of expanded reimbursement, and what the telehealth community is doing to advocate for better policies, as well as the prospects of some […]

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Amazon Acquires Online Pharmacy PillPack

What if you could order a prescription just as easily as you could a new pair of shoes or a bottle of laundry detergent: on Amazon? With the e-commerce giant’s most recent acquisition, that could soon be a reality. As Fierce Healthcare and others first reported, Amazon announced this week that it would be acquiring […]

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State Update: Connecticut Enacts Telemedicine Prescribing Law

Every state across the country has felt the impact of the opioid epidemic, which took 42,000 lives in 2016. Now, amid a shortage of behavioral health providers, some states have turned to telemedicine in their efforts to combat the crisis. The latest state to successfully do so: Connecticut. As mHealth Intelligence and others first reported, […]

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Mark Your Calendars for the Next CTeL Connects Webinar!

Mark your calendars! The next CTeL Connects webinar will take place on July 17. We will be announcing more details soon, along with details on how to register, but the discussion will focus on the ever-relevant topic of telehealth reimbursement: what’s paid for, what barriers are standing in the way of expanded reimbursement, and what […]

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Trump Officially Nominates Robert Wilkie to Head the VA

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. Now, several months after the resignation of Secretary David Shulkin, the […]

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House Passes Bipartisan Opioid Bills

As the opioid addiction epidemic continues to claim lives across the United States, lawmakers in both parties and on both sides of the Capitol are seeking legislative solutions. What’s more, some of the bills that lawmakers have introduced are beginning to see legislative action. Beginning during the week of June 11, and continuing into the […]

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Thank You for Attending the CTeL Spring Summit!

Thank you once again to all who attended the 2018 CTeL Spring Executive Telehealth Summit in Washington, D.C.! Our 10th conference was a productive two days, with 42 speakers sharing their insights during 13 sessions, including both plenary and breakout sessions. Topics ranged from the potential impact of net neutrality repeal on telemedicine, to the […]

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Telehealth and Opioids in the 115th Congress: Join Our June 28 Webinar!

Every state across the country has felt the impact of the opioid epidemic, which took 42,000 lives in 2016. As a result, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, and in both the House and the Senate, have sought legislative solutions—some of which involve telehealth. Join our CTeL Connects policy webinar on June 28 at […]

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