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More Changes to Telehealth from CMS this Week and more Telehealth Buzz

More Changes to Telehealth from CMS this Week From the Press Release: Emergency departments can now use telehealth services to quickly assess patients. 80 additional services can now be furnished via telehealth. Providers can bill for telehealth visits at the same rate as in-person visits. Practitioners can now engage with new patients via telehealth. CMS […]

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New OK Bill Aims to Reduce Emergency Psych Admissions Using Telehealth & More in Today’s Telehealth Buzz

New OK Bill Aims to Reduce Emergency Psych Admissions Using Telehealth S.B. 1208 was introduced in the Oklahoma Senate by State Senator Michael Bergstrom. S.B. 1208 would connect police officers responding to mental health crisis situations with mental health specialists via telehealth to determine appropriate care. The bill is based on a successful two-year program […]

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Fighting Pregnancy Depression with mHealth

Depression during pregnancy is on the rise, the results of a 2019 survey show. This does not mean that more women are experiencing depression during pregnancy today than previously; rather, technology has made it easier to identify depression, which in turn means higher reported rates of mental health issues. Regardless, as Bloomberg first reported, health […]

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For Better or For Worse…

Despite being an international hub for medical research and innovation, Massachusetts has attracted criticism for being, in the eyes of many advocates, not particularly friendly to telemedicine. Now, however, the state is working to change that, as highlighted in a recent National Law Review piece. Earlier this year, Massachusetts released an All Provider Bulletin addressing […]

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Maryland Considers a Bill to Expand Telepsychiatry Reimbursement

We’re only a few months into 2019, but already this year’s legislative session is shaping up to be a very telemedicine-friendly one in states across the country. The latest state to consider legislation that would expand coverage within its borders: Maryland. As mHealth Intelligence first reported, a bill has been introduced in the State House […]

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eVETS Act Would Bolster PTSD Treatment for Vets

It’s already been a busy 115th Congress for telemedicine-related legislation, as lawmakers in both the House and the Senate have introduced more than three dozen bills (some of which have even become law) that would eliminate restrictions on the use of telemedicine, increase Medicare reimbursement for care provided via telemedicine, or direct additional resources toward […]

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House Bill Would Eliminate Telehealth Originating Site Restrictions

It’s already been a busy 115th Congress for telemedicine-related legislation, as lawmakers in both the House and the Senate have introduced more than two dozen bills (some of which have even become law) that would eliminate restrictions on the use of telemedicine, increase Medicare reimbursement for care provided via telemedicine, or direct additional resources toward […]

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Medi-Cal Poised to Reimburse for Counseling Via Telehealth

As the opioid epidemic continues to claim lives in every state across the country, state lawmakers are increasingly turning to telehealth as a way to treat those struggling with substance use disorder. The latest to do so: California, where (as mHealth Intelligence first reported) lawmakers in both state legislative chambers unanimously passed a bill that […]

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Illinois Medicaid to Begin Reimbursing for Tele-Mental Health

Simply put, it’s been a particularly eventful year for telemedicine legislation. At the federal level, more than two dozen telemedicine-related bills have been introduced during the 115th Congress, with some of them even becoming law. And lawmakers in states throughout the country, from Kansas to Connecticut, have enacted legislation that would make it easier to […]

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Spotlight on Improving the Ryan Haight Act at the CTeL Summit

The Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act was written and passed with the goal of protecting the public from rogue pharmacies that make dangerous drugs readily available to patients not under proper medical supervision. While the Act and its regulations were written with the best of intentions, some of those regulations are serving to […]

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