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Amazon Care Expands Pilot & more Telehealth Buzz

Amazon Care Expands Pilot Amazon Care’s telehealth pilot is now available to warehouse workers near the company’s Seattle headquarters. The initial phase of the pilot was only available to Seattle-based office employees and their families. The Care app connects employees with video consultations and in-home follow up care as needed. The planned expansion of services […]

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New Defense Health Bill Seeks to Add Telehealth Services and Providers & more Telehealth Buzz

New Defense Health Bill Seeks to Add Telehealth Services and Providers Senators Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) and Krysten Sinema (D-AZ) introduced a bill in support of a letter urging the Defense Department to expand TRICARE telehealth coverage. The letter called on TRICARE to cover the same amount of telemental health services for the military as civilians […]

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New Bill Addresses Reimbursement for Therapy Professionals & more Telehealth Buzz

New Bill Addresses Telehealth Reimbursement for Therapy Professionals A new bill, the Emergency COVID-19 Telehealth Response Act, would expand the list of healthcare providers able to treat patients via telehealth. US Reps. Cindy Axne (D-IA), Troy Balderson (R-OH), and French Hill (R-AR) introduced the bill last week to address the exclusion of therapy professionals, such […]

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California Executive Order Relaxes Telehealth Requirements and more Telehealth Buzz

California Executive Order Relaxes Telehealth Requirements California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed an executive order expanding access to telehealth. The order relaxes privacy and security laws associated with video chat and m-health platforms to facilitate better access to care during COVID-19. Providers may now use platforms such as Skype, FaceTime, and Zoom for real-time audio-visual […]

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Oregon Provides Clarity on Telehealth Use During COVID-19 and more Telehealth Buzz

Oregon Provides Clarity on Telehealth Use During COVID-19 Two Oregon administrative agencies issued guidelines for health plans concerning the use of telehealth during the COVID-19 outbreak: “Health plans should cover telehealth services delivered by in-network providers to replace in-person visits whenever possible and medically or clinically appropriate. Health plans shall ensure their members’ cost-sharing requirements […]

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Humana Announces New Telehealth Standards For COVID-19 Response and more Telehealth Buzz

Humana Announces New Telehealth Standards For COVID-19 Response Humana announced several changes to its policies to increase access to telehealth during the pandemic.  The company will: waive co-payments for telehealth services provided by in-network providers; temporarily enforce payment parity for in-network telehealth services; allow coverage for audio-only services; and expand the list of eligible providers […]

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