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University of Mississippi Medical Center, HRSA Announce Partnership

Exciting news for patients and providers in the Magnolia State: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has officially designated the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) as a federal Telehealth Center of Excellence. “The UMMC Center for Telehealth is already a recognized national model for telehealth expansion,” said Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) in a […]

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CMS Proposes New Telehealth Reimbursement Options

Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the agency’s proposed rule for the CY2015 Physician Fee Schedule.   The 609 page document contained proposals specifically related to CMS’s reimbursement of telemedicine services through Medicare. CMS proposes adding the following services and related reimbursement codes: Psychotherapy services  CPT codes 90845, 90846, and 90847 Prolonged […]

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CY2014 Proposed Telehealth Changes Announced by CMS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released its telehealth program reimbursement changes for Calendar Year (CY) 2014. The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) is pleased to provide an analysis of the telemedicine reimbursement rule changes, as prepared by the eHealth, Privacy & Security Interest Group, Health Law […]

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HRSA Announces Telehealth Training Center Program

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for its AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) Telehealth Training Centers Program.  The program is the professional training arm of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program authorized under the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009.  The AETC program is a network of both regional […]

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HHS Awards $8 million in Community Health Center Grants

The Health Resources and Services Administration at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded almost “$8 million for existing Community Health Center Cooperative Agreements.”  This funding was provided through the Affordable Care Act (e.g. healthcare reform legislation). According to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius “These Health Center Cooperative Agreements help build on the […]

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