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Health IT, Telehealth Would See Cuts in Suggested Trump Budget

Just as he did earlier this year with his spending proposal for the remainder of FY 2017, President Donald Trump has made waves on and off the Hill with the release of his FY 2018 budget blueprint. With its suggested broad cuts to health care and social welfare programs, including Medicaid, the document, dubbed “A […]

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New Harvard mHealth Partnership Targets Medicaid Patients

In today’s smartphone-obsessed world, could mobile technologies be the key to unlocking better health outcomes for Medicaid patients—including those with costly chronic health conditions? Recent studies have shown the positive impact that mHealth utilization can have on certain patients with or at risk of developing chronic diseases, and now, researchers at Harvard University are partnering […]

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Medicare is Holding Telehealth Back: New GAO Study

Study after study, it seems, has pointed to the cost savings and enhanced health outcomes that could result from the broader implementation of telehealth and remote monitoring. But according to a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) study, outdated Medicare reimbursement policies and other coverage limitations are standing in the way of wider utilization. As Health […]

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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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TELEHEALTH REIMBURSEMENT: BY THE NUMBERS

Telehealth reimbursement continues to be a hot topic. From private payers to Medicaid, navigating and understanding telehealth coverage and reimbursement for each can be a challenge. Medicare reimbursed approximately $14 million total under its telehealth benefit for 2014, according to CTeL. This number represents .0025 percent of the total Medicare reimbursed for services that year. […]

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NY Governor Cuomo Signs Telehealth Bill into Law

Legislation that expands the availability of telehealth services and requires insurers to cover the costs of those services has been signed into New York law by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, as reported in the Watertown Times and other media outlets. Sponsored by NY State Assemblywoman Addie J. Russell, the law ensures that health care practitioners […]

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CTeL October Brown Bag: Telemedicine Legal and Regulatory Primer

“We’re thinking of starting a telemedicine program.  What issues do we need to think about?” Not a day goes by at The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) when we don’t get a call with this question. Or sometimes it is more ominous.  “We’ve started our telemedicine program.  What issues do […]

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Telemedicine in Maryland: More Options for Medicaid Patients

Add Maryland to the list of states expanding their telemedicine programs.  Until this year, options for Medicaid patients seeking treatment through telemedicine were somewhat limited, as Maryland’s Medicaid program only provided reimbursement for telepsychiatry services.  Now, following the passage of new legislation, patients will be able to receive reimbursable treatment for stroke and heart disease, […]

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Webinar: 50 State Survey on Medicaid and Telemedicine Reimbursement

Join us Tuesday, July 2, 2013 from 12 noon – 1:00 pm (EDT) when the Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) hosts its first July Brown Bag Webinar: **  CTeL 50 State Survey on Medicaid Reimbursement for Telemedicine Our presenters for this important webinar will be two members of the CTeL […]

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In Many States, Medicaid Innovation is Difficult, Including in Telehealth

Telehealth technology continues to advance by leaps and bounds, and according to current data, more and more Americans are taking advantage of it every year.  Yet as a new report makes clear, in many states, Medicaid statutes and regulations have yet to catch up to technology. As previously reported by iHealth Beat, the study, from […]

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