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CTeL’s July Brown Bag Webinar Write up

CTeL was pleased to have Dr. Felasfa Wodajo, MD, at Virginia Hospital Center and Rene Quashie, Esq. Regulatory Attorney for CTeL, speak at the July Brown Bag Webinar, titled, “mHealth: What are the Legal and Regulatory Barriers?”  Dr. Wodajo and Mr. Quashie gave an outstanding presentation on the compliancy issues that pertain to mobile medical […]

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FDA Releases Draft Guidance Report on Mobile Medical Apps

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released it’s draft guidance report on mobile medical applications.  The report, which pertains to mobile platforms such as smart phones, tablet computers, and personal digital assistants or “PDAs,” examines mobile medical applications for potential medical risks.  In an effort to help practitioners fully understand the FDA’s draft report, CTeL has prepared an executive summary […]

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CMS Isssues Credentialing and Privileging Memo to State Survey Directors

The Survey and Certification Group of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) sent a memorandum to the State Survey Agency Directors with information regarding the implementation of the July 5th CMS rule on credentialing and privileging for telehealth practitioners in hospitals and critical access hospitals. Click Here for a copy of the CMS […]

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CTeL Brown Bag Webinar – mHealth: What are the Legal and Regulatory Barriers?

CTeL welcomes Dr. Felasfa Wodajo, MD and Rene Quashie, JD Are mobile health devices compliant with FDA and HIPAA regulations? How patients receive care has changed dramatically over the last several years.  Mobile health or “mHealth” is a great example of a radical change in patient care.  Unfortunately, current laws and regulations were not intended […]

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ALERT: CTeL Releases Sample Credentialing and Privileging Written Agreements; Solicits Questions from the Telemedicine Community on CMS Credentialing Privileging Rule

CTeL has released two sample agreements for use in compliance with the recent Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Telehealth Credentialing and Privileging rule.  Click here to find Hospital to Hospital and Hospital to Telemedicine Entity agreements, along with other information on this CMS rule at CTeL’s Telehealth Credentialing and Privileging Resource Center. CTeL […]

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TOP 5 Security Threats in Healthcare

According to a recent article in Healthcare IT News, as the use of new technology such as mobile devices, embedded devices, virtualization software, and social media continue to increase, so do the security threats.  One expert Frank Andrus, chief technology officer at Bradford Networks – a security solutions provider – shared his thoughts on what […]

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Free CTeL White Paper on Telemedicine Internet and Prescribing

The Center for Telehealth & e-Health Law (CTeL) released a free new white paper titled, Telemedicine: Prescribing and the Internet.  The white paper, which was published by one of CTeL’s very own, is a summary of information taken from an earlier members-only Internet and telemedicine prescribing report, which was released last month after much anticipation. […]

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Learn More about the CMS Final Rule on Credentialing and Privileging Telehealth Practitioners

CTeL was pleased to welcome the authors of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) final rule at it’s special Brown Bag Webinar.  The final rule on credentialing and privileging Telehealth practitioners, provides CMS’ revisions on hospitals and critical care hospitals conditions of participation.  The rule’s authors, Commander Scott Cooper, MMsc, PA-C and Jeannie […]

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Learn How your Organization’s Health Care Model Can Qualify for New CMS Incentives

The Center for Telehealth & e-Health Law (CTeL) released a detailed fact sheet with information on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ new branch, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.  The fact sheet is accompanied by a guide to the processes, assessment factors, and qualification standards for potential models, as well as the […]

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Veterans Administration to Report on Mobile Health Services

Congress has requested that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) conduct a report on Mobile health services in reference to pending legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives.  The request comes from the House Appropriations Committee as a result of the Fiscal Year 2012 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies appropriations bill.   The Committee […]

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