Telehealth Buzz

Bipartisan Legislation Would Improve Veterans’ Access to Care Through Telemedicine Licensure

A new, bipartisan bill in the U.S. House of Representatives would seek to improve veterans’ access to health care through the use of an enhanced licensure process for telemedicine. The Veterans E-Health & Telemedicine Support (VETS) Act of 2012, introduced last week by Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA) and Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY), “expands the current […]

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CTeL to Release 50-State Survey on Pharmacy Laws and Telemedicine and e-Prescribing; July Brown Bag Topic!

The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) is pleased to announce the pending release of its latest, comprehensive 50-state survey: “CTeL 50 State Survey:  Pharmacy Laws Pertaining to Telemedicine and e-Prescribing.” The finding of this report will be presented as the topic of CTeL’s July Brown Bag webinar, to be held […]

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Massachusetts Telehealth Licensure Legislation Could Expand Use of Telemedicine

An amendment to a health care bill currently being debated in Massachusetts, if given final approval, would provide for the increased usage of telehealth technologies in the state by permitting providers both in- and out-of-state to be granted licenses for the practice of telemedicine. The amendment was part of a version of the bill approved […]

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Telemedicine Market Continues to Expand; Likely to Hit $2.5 Billion Within a Decade

A new report from the U.K.-based Companies and Markets has found that, despite challenging economic conditions worldwide, the telemedicine market has continued to prosper and to expand. Further, the report projected that growth will continue in the coming years, according to Healthcare IT News.  During the past year, “the global telemedicine monitoring market reached a […]

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Physicians Warned About Ethical Issues Related to Remote Care and In-Person Consultation

At a recent discussion held during the American Medical Association (AMA) annual meeting, the issue of telehealth (remote care, as described in the article) was discussed.  Ethical concerns were highlighted that physicians should consider when practicing telehealth. Among the issues discussed in this AMA forum was: Lack of an in-person exam and telemedicine prescribing Abuse […]

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Michigan Becomes 15th State to Pass Private Payer Telehealth Reimbursement

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder recently signed into law legislation that places Michigan as the 15th state to expand telehealth reimbursement by prohibiting face-to-face contact in order to provide reimbursement. The statement issued by the Governor’s office said, “Telemedicine uses telecommunications technology such as computer, Internet and telephone to connect physicians and patients, providing the best […]

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Delaware Provides Medicaid Reimbursement for Telemedicine Services

According to CapeGazette.com, starting July 1, the Delaware Medical Assistance Program will reimburse for telemedicine-delivered services provided to Delaware Medicaid clients in order to improve access to behavioral health services and general healthcare services, including medical subspecialties not widely available in the state. Delaware’s Division of Medicaid & Medical Assistance, which administers Medicaid, will reimburse […]

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Medical Boards Address Social Media Use by Physicians

At this year’s annual meeting of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), new policy guidelines were adopted on the appropriate use of social media and social networking sites by physicians. “Digital media has enormous potential for doctors and patients, allowing us more opportunities to share information and establish meaningful professional relationships,” said FSMB President […]

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Congress Considers Legislation for HIT Regulation

Congress is currently considering legislation that would set in place the initial steps to Federal regulation of health information technology, according to HealthDataMangement.com. The legislation requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) publish a report “that contains a proposed strategy and recommendations on an appropriate, risk-based regulatory framework pertaining to health information technology […]

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Telemedicine Prescribing: What Does Congress Have to Say? Second Webinar Speaker Added

The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) is pleased to announce that another expert in the area of internet prescribing will join us for CTeL’s June Brown Bag Webinar:  Telemedicine Prescribing:  What Does Congress Have to Say? The CTeL June Brown Bag Webinar will be held on Monday, June 25, 2012 […]

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