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New VA Proposed Rule Would Increase Telehealth Access

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has long been a leader in the use of telehealth and remote monitoring to treat its patients. Indeed, in 2015, the agency’s providers completed more than 2.1 million telehealth visits, 45 percent of which were with rural patients. And in August, the agency announced its telehealth-focused “Anywhere to Anywhere […]

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Telehealth in D.C.? New City Council Bill Would Facilitate Expanded Usage

For many people, telehealth might seem like the kind of thing that would disproportionately benefit patients in rural areas–small-town patients who would otherwise have to drive long distances in order to visit a specialty provider, for example. But telehealth has equal potential when it comes to addressing health care disparities among patients living in underserved […]

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HIPAA AUDITS: A PROGRESS REPORT

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is making progress toward launching the long awaited next round of HIPAA compliance audits. These compliance audits will consist mostly of desk audits. I The proposed new audit protocol is expected in April for public feedback, says Deven McGraw, OCR’s deputy director of […]

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Direct to Consumer Telemedicine Providers Beware

“We don’t have any authority over the company or health system providing direct to consumer (DTC)  telemedicine.  Only the physician.  We have to wait for a complaint.” When asked about enforcement of medical practice laws, this is the nearly unanimous response from state medical boards. This response came to the forefront when CTeL reviewed a […]

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Governor Gives Attorney General Oversight of State Medical Board

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin recently issued an executive order directing the state attorney general’s office to review all proposed actions of state regulatory boards. “The attorney general’s office already provides legal counsel to most state boards and commissions, but the executive order will formalize the process of reviewing board actions that could have anti-competitive ramifications,” […]

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CTeL On Air — the PBS News Hour, July 13, 2015

The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) was called upon by the Public Broadcasting System for expertise about telemedicine for a recent PBS News Hour report As News Hour reporter Hari Sreenivasan explains, telemedicine is beginning to transform the way we experience the medical system. Video conferencing technology can now connect […]

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CTeL Executive Telehealth Summit Fall 2015 Registration

Learn – Engage – Connect Early-bird registration is now open to reserve your seat at the table for the fall Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) Summit.  You must register by August 1 to receive the $1,800 per-attendee discount rate – after August 1 the regular fee is $2,750. NEW for […]

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American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement on Telemedicine

In a new policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) makes recommendations on the use of telemedicine in children’s health care, and the expected and potential impact that telemedicine will have on pediatric physicians’ efforts to improve access and physician workforce shortages. “The Use of Telemedicine to Address Access and Physician Workforce Shortage,” is […]

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Interstate Medical Licensure Compact: Wyoming and South Dakota Case Studies

Please join The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) Brown Bag Webinar on Wednesday, May 20th from 12:00 noon EDT – 1:00 pm EDT on issues related to the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (Compact). CTeL is pleased to host the Executive Directors of the medical boards from Wyoming and South Dakota […]

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Survey Identifies Barriers to Acceptance of Telemedicine Video Calls

The Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation Survey has identified surmountable barriers to the widespread acceptance of telemedicine video encounters. From the survey of 263 respondents, 38 percent responded ‘very likely’ to accept an invitation to see their provider via a video call, and 28.1 percent ‘somewhat likely.’ The primary factors found to affect willingness to […]

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