Telehealth Buzz

Conflicting Language about Medicare Reimbursement Stalls Teledermatology

Experts say that dermatologists would be more enthusiastic to get involved with teledermatology if the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) didn’t enforce regulations with such conflicting language, Modern Medicine reports. Hon S. Pak, MD, chairman of the teledermatology task force of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) explains, that under Medicare’s clinical services […]

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CMS Telehealth Credentialing and Privileging Final Rule Released

Here it is!  Click below for the final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on the new procedures for credentialing and privileging telehealth providers.   This is fresh off the presses.  The “ink is still wet” and we haven’t even taken the time to review it.   But, we wanted to this to be […]

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ONC Pushes Deadline back for Comments on HIT Agenda

The Office for the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has extended the public comment period for the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan: 2011 – 2015, to Friday, May 6, 11:59 pm (ET), Healthcare IT News reports.  The Federal Health IT Strategic Plan summarizes the ONC’s approach for interpreting both Congress and the Administration’s health […]

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USDA Announces Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grant Opportunity

Last month, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced its Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program (DLT) opportunity.  The purpose of this grant is to support the implementation of technological resources, training and infrastructure for the promotion of telemedicine, particularily in rural areas.  Applications are due by Monday, April 25, 2011.   Please click here for additional  information.

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USDA Announces Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grant Opportunity

Last month, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced its Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program (DLT) opportunity.  The purpose of this grant is to support the implementation of technological resources, training and infrastructure for the promotion of telemedicine, particularily in rural areas.  Applications are due by Monday, April 25, 2011.   Please click here for additional  information.

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CMI is Looking for the Next Big Idea

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, a federally funded program that revitalizes and sustains Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP programs, is looking for new ideas that will help them achieve their goal of improving access to care for all Americans!  Attention telehealth providers, do you have the next big idea?  If you do, be sure that […]

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Telehealth Credentialing/Privileging Final Rule Delayed; CTeL Webinar Postponed

The Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law just received word that the telehealth credentialing and privileging final rule is still in clearance, and will not be published today, March 25, 2011, as originally anticipated.  Contacts at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services anticipate a later clearance date (perhaps mid-April). Because of this delay, CTeL’s […]

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NTIA, FCC Release National Broadband Map

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has devoted the last several years of it’s research and development efforts to tackling what is referred to as “the digital divide.”  The FCC’s solution is the expansion of broadband technology and the deployment and adoption of high-speed internet.   The Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) within the Department of […]

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CMS Telehealth Credentialing/Privileging Final Rule Expected March 25th

The Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) was pleased to sponsor and participate in a one day conference organized by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) in Washington, DC, titled “Balancing Access, Safety, and Quality in a New Era of Telemedicine.”    CTeL congratulates the FSMB for putting together this excellent program, which included […]

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