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Ohio Medicaid Poised to Cover Telemedicine Care

The list of states whose Medicaid programs provide reimbursement for telehealth care is poised to grow yet again, with the likely addition of Ohio. As reported by EHR Intelligence, both houses of the Ohio legislature overwhelmingly approved a bill that would require more comprehensive coverage of telehealth services. “Medicaid providers in Ohio will able to […]

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Do You Have a Telemedicine Billing Question?

The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) is inviting you to submit any telemedicine-related billing question you might have . . . that you haven’t been able to get answered. Our goal:  We are going to select 10-15 of these questions and present them in an upcoming webinar or report.  We […]

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ABA Health Law Section Analysis of CY2014 CMS Telehealth Reimbursement

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final rule on November 27, 2013 for the Physician Fee Schedule, Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule, and Other Revisions to Part B.  Included in this final rule are the provisions related to reimbursement for Calendar Year (CY) 2014’s telemedicine reimbursement. The Health Law Section of the […]

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Telehealth Now an Option for More Patients in South Carolina

For a significant number of patients in South Carolina, many of whom reside in small, rural towns, access to health care will be greatly expanded through telemedicine.  As first reported by Health Leaders Media, two of the largest insurance programs in the state—BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and BlueChoice HealthPlan of South Carolina—announced last month […]

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Emailing Patients? Most Phyicians Would Prefer Not To

For most American workers, it’s probably hard to imagine a workday that doesn’t involve a good deal of e-mail.  Indeed, one 2012 study estimated that the average worker spends more than a quarter of the workday reading or composing e-mail messages.  But according to a new study of six large medical practices conducted by Weill […]

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How To Determine if Your Telehealth Originating Site is “Rural”?

See Updated Information Below The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) routinely receives questions from telehealth providers on how to accurately determine whether their telehealth originating site (patient location) meets the legal definition of “rural” under the statutes and regulations for telehealth reimbursement through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. […]

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CMS Telemedicine Reimbusement Codes for Calendar Year 2013

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a publication entitled Expansion of Medicare Telehealth Services for Calendar Year (CY) 2013  which outlines the newly-approved, telemedicine reimbursement codes for Calendar Year 2013. These changes were included as part of the Calendar Year (CY) 2013 physician fee schedule rulemaking process.   As a part of this […]

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Telehealth Private Insurance Coverage: How Did They Do It in VT and MD? CTeL Brown Bag Webinar

How Did Maryland and Vermont Pass Statutes Requiring Insurance Coverage for Telehealth? This is the topic of The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law’s (CTeL) May Brown Bag Webinar. The webinar will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2012 from 12:00 noon-1:00 pm EDT. CTeL is pleased to announce that two key, […]

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Telephone Medicine: Telehealth or Telemedicine?

We here at the Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) recently shared some thoughts on the blog, A Country Doctor Writes, pertaining to telephone medicine. Is a practitioner diagnosing and treating a patient over the telephone practicing “telemedicine”, “telehealth”, or something else? The blog’s author writes about how he received a […]

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CTeL Releases 2012 Medicare Reimbursement Checklists

The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) is pleased to announce that it has published the 2012 Medicare Reimbursement Checklists for Telehealth Professional and Facility fees. These checklists contain the current information related to telehealth reimbursement policies for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.  CTeL’s check lists reflect changes made […]

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