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Despite Widespread Support, Some Oppose VA Telehealth Rule

Since the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued its proposed rule on telehealth, which would permit all VA physicians to treat patients via telehealth across state lines, regardless of where they’re licensed, the agency has received widespread praise—from provider groups to health IT advocates, among others. But the rule is not without its detractors. As Fierce […]

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House Overwhelmingly Passes VETS Act

It’s already been a banner year for telehealth on Capitol Hill, with more than two dozen (mostly bipartisan) pieces of legislation introduced. Now, telehealth advocates can point to another concrete legislative victory. As Stripes, mHealth Intelligence, and others first reported, on Tuesday, November 7, the House passed H.R. 2123, the Veterans E-Health and Telemedicine Support (VETS) Act, by […]

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Joint Commission Abandons Planned Telehealth Standards

This past week brought a piece of good news for many in the telehealth community, as the Joint Commission announced that it was abandoning its plan to create new direct-to-patient (DTP) telehealth standards for hospitals and ambulatory health care centers. As Fierce Healthcare first reported, the accrediting agency, which initially announced its plans to create the standards […]

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Nurse Licensure Compact One Step Closer to Full Ratification

Good news for nurses seeking to practice telehealth across state lines: Following recent votes by state legislators in Delaware, Maine, and Texas, the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) is one step closer to activation. As mHealth Intelligence first reported, lawmakers in 25 states across the country have now approved the interstate compact, which allows for the portability […]

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FBI Raises Questions about Interstate Licensing Compact

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently informed state agencies in Minnesota and Montana about concerns over state laws which authorize states to participate in the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. This compact allows doctors who hold medical licenses in one member state to obtain licenses in other states participating in the compact. This compact will […]

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Arkansas Telemedicine Proposal a ‘Good Compromise’

Arkansas’ medical board recently approved proposals to allow doctors and patients to use a telemedicine platform. The Arkansas State Medical Board signed off on amendments to Act 887 of 2015. This amendment allows clinicians to establish “a proper physician/patient relationship (via) real-time audio and visual telemedicine technology” as long as the platform “provides information at […]

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Texas State Medical Board Focuses on Telemedicine

A recent conflict between the Texas State Medical Board and a direct-to-consumer telehealth company, Teladoc, has opened the door for a conversation focused on ways to “modernize telemedicine statues and reduce the regulatory footprint governing the provision of telemedicine services”. During the discussions, the Texas Academy of Family Physicians, the Texas Medical Association, and the […]

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Telemedical Liability

The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) legal resources team member Joseph McMenamin, MD JD, McMenamin Law Offices, PLLC spoke before the American Medical Association (AMA) State Legislative Strategy Conference in January on legal issues that physicians and clinicians need to consider when adopting telehealth practices. He outlined three important steps […]

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CTeL 2014 Non Profit Members: gpTRAC, CCHMC, UPMC

The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) is pleased to have the support of three prominent non profit organizations known for their expertise in the delivery of telemedicine as 2014 CTeL Non Profit Members: Great Plains Telehealth Resource & Assistance Center Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center-Center for Telehealth University of Pittsburgh […]

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Telehealth Credentialing and Privileging: The Story

Until now, the story has not been told about how the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) telehealth credentialing and privileging rule came to be. Thanks to the Oregon Health Network, we can tell the story about the behind the scenes “twists and turns” that resulted in CMS changing their credentialing and privileging process. […]

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