Telehealth Buzz

Another Telehealth Partnership

As telehealth becomes more popular, we are increasingly learning that some services fit perfectly with the technologies, while others are less of an ideal match. One that has often proven to be a winning combination, however, is that of telemedicine and mental health care. As mHealth Intelligence first reported, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services […]

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Giving Veterans More Health Care Options

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has long been a leader in embracing telemedicine as a way to care for their veteran patients—particularly those living in rural communities. Now, the department is turning to telemedicine again, this time in conjunction with some community and industry partners. As mHealth Intelligence first reported, American Legion and Veterans […]

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Accessible Health Care for American Veterans

For the people who do so much to make sure the country is safe, the least we could do is work to make health care more accessible to them. That is the goal of many Members of Congress, including U.S. Rep and longtime telehealth champion Earl L. “Buddy” Carter of the First District of Georgia, […]

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Knowledge is Power

Change. No one likes change. And it seems like the health care industry is no exception to this rule, as research has indicated that many people are struggling with changes in their health care offerings. In a recent survey conducted by the National Poll on Healthy Aging, as Patient Engagement HIT first reported, nearly 80% […]

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One of the Largest-Ever Health Care Fraud Schemes Exposed

In the last month, we have seen quite a few headlines that mention telehealth—and not the good kinds. Recently, as announced in a Department of Justice press release, federal investigators uncovered a massive health care fraud scheme, perpetrated chiefly through telehealth technology. The scheme is one of the largest instances of health care fraud ever […]

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Finding that Balance

Life is all about balance. We find ourselves in a continual juggling act of good, bad, too much, not enough, and so on. Case in point from the telehealth world: With the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) planned $100 million telehealth pilot project, everything seems to be looking up in the world of connected care. However, […]

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Reframing How Providers View Telehealth

Telehealth is not defined by technology; rather, it is simply another avenue or tool to provide care. This is the philosophy of practitioners at the New Hampshire-based Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC). Nearly eight years since their telehealth program’s launch, after nearly 20,000 video encounters and one million telepharmacy orders, Becker’s Hospital Review recently took time […]

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North Carolina at a Telehealth Stalemate

It seems North Carolina will have to wait another day for telehealth reimbursement changes. As mHealth Intelligence first reported, lawmakers in both chambers of the state legislature had passed the Medicaid Transformation Bill, which included key telehealth provisions; however, Governor Roy Cooper (D) recently vetoed the effort. North Carolina’s legislature has been rife with conflict […]

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Starting with a Conversation

Nursing homes are not the only places struggling to implement telehealth, largely due to payment parity and reimbursement issues. Employee health benefit plans, on the other hand, are not struggling to include telehealth options; as first highlighted in a Benefit News article, employers are very open to including telehealth services. In fact, the Kaiser Family […]

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Telehealth May Not Be Popular Everywhere

Telemedicine has become so popular that, these days, it might seem like you can find it almost everywhere. Grocery store pharmacies are offering telehealth kiosks to make things easier. Private insurance claims for virtual care are even up, growing 53% from 2016-2017 and still continuing to rise. As prevalent as telehealth is, however, there are […]

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