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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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TELEMEDICINE TO REDUCE MEDICAID TRAVEL COSTS

A Medicaid reform bill introduced by Alaskan Senator Pete Kelly, would remove hurdles to telemedicine created by the state’s existing medical law. Senator Kelly identifies in his Senate Bill 74 telemedicine or telehealth expansion is a way of keeping up with the technology and trends to reach the best fiscal output for the state. “It’s […]

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DOCTORS NOT GETTING PAID FOR TELEMEDICINE SERVICES IN ARIZONA

Experts are shining light on a major issue plaguing telemedicine physicians in Arizona. Arizona state laws are hindering telemedicine practices, which is a budding technology which should be utilized to provide healthcare across Arizona and beyond. Currently, state laws only require private health insurers to cover telemedicine services in rural areas, excluding Phoenix and Tucson. […]

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