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CTeL Conference: “Network Like a Rock Star” with Jaymin Patel

Networking to achieve organizational goals is a valuable strategic talent, and one that can be learned and used in virtually all professional interactions. This is information you will receive at the CTeL Executive Telehealth Spring Summit 2017. Goal-centric networking – with those outside the health care silo – is a skill set that the telehealth […]

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Do Virtual Visits Save Money? New RAND Study Casts Some Doubt

Is direct-to-consumer telehealth helping expand access to health care—and, is it helping to lower health care costs overall? Answering these questions was part of the focus of a new two-year RAND study of a group of California patients, published in the most recent issue of Health Affairs. The verdict? While the visits themselves were less […]

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CTeL Conference: Repeal and Replace: Telehealth Impacts and Opportunities

Twenty-two million people in the U.S. may be at risk of losing their health insurance. Telehealth is the organic choice to step up to fill some care needs if ‘repeal and replace’ eliminates or curtails reimbursement for some health services. But will existing telemedicine models be sufficient to care for an aging baby boomer population […]

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Nurse Licensure Compact: Full Adoption Coming Sooner than Expected?

It looks like it will be smooth sailing ahead for the Interstate Nurse Licensure Compact in the coming months. As Politico reports, based on state legislative action, it seems like the compact allowing for nurse licensure portability among states may go into full effect even before its target date of December 31, 2018. “I don’t […]

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Doctors Much Better at Diagnosis than Symptom Checkers

Online symptom checkers – websites and apps that use computer algorithms to help patients self-diagnose – have become very popular. Many people jump on the internet to figure out what ails them by using WebMD, the Mayo Clinic’s Symptom Checker, AskMD, Drugs.com, and the like. A study published this month in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests […]

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REGISTER NOW: CTeL Fall Summit (November 17-18) in Washington, DC

THE SOCIAL NETWORK PRACTIONER. On November 17, 2016 in Washington, D.C., attendees of the CTeL Summit will be diving deep into the topic of social networks and telehealth. Medical practitioners increasingly use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media platforms to engage with patients or share knowledge with the public. These new communication tools present […]

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Hospital Systems Turn to Telehealth for Mental Health Care

Hospital systems of all sizes increasingly use video consults for mental health care. According to Healthcare IT News, hospitals report high patient satisfaction and other benefits from the provision of mental health services via telehealth.  Hospitals are successfully using this approach with patients of all ages, from children to seniors. Illini Community Hospital uses three […]

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CMS Clarifies Telemedicine Reimbursement Under Medicaid

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently clarified their requirements for state amendments for telemedicine services. According to CMS, states need not submit plan amendments for telemedicine coverage under Medicaid if they intend to pay for services provided via telemedicine in the same way they reimburse in-person visits. CMS approval is only needed […]

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Employers Project No Change in the Growth of Health Benefit Costs

Large U.S. Employers Project No Change in the Growth of Health Benefit Costs in 2017, More to Offer Telehealth Health benefit cost increases at large U.S. employers are expected to remain at 6% in 2017, despite a large increase in pharmacy costs, particularly for specialty drugs. This information comes from a recent annual survey conducted […]

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CTeL Summit: CTeL 50 State Research Review of Telemedicine Regulations

On day one of the 2016 Fall CTeL Executive Summit, we will be highlighting a 50 state telemedicine regulation review. To grab your seat for this important discussion, register today! State regulations on telemedicine lack uniformity and are in a state of flux, creating uncertainty for practitioners and others. This session presents the findings from […]

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