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State Update: New Telehealth Bills Signed in Vermont, Hawaii

It’s been a busy year for telehealth in many state legislatures (not to mention on Capitol Hill). Indeed, an April report from the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) identified more than 200 telehealth-related bills that had been introduced in 44 states in 2017 alone. Now, two states have enacted legislation that would make it […]

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Do Virtual Visits Save Money? New RAND Study Casts Some Doubt

Is direct-to-consumer telehealth helping expand access to health care—and, is it helping to lower health care costs overall? Answering these questions was part of the focus of a new two-year RAND study of a group of California patients, published in the most recent issue of Health Affairs. The verdict? While the visits themselves were less […]

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Connected: Telepharmacy Unites the Team

Telehealth and telepharmacy originated in rural areas where local, community pharmacies are miles apart. Patients in areas without local communities or clinics are able to receive prescriptions verified by pharmacists through the use of telemedicine technology. Telehealth delivers healthcare services and information via a variety of telecommunication technologies. Telepharmacy, according to the National Association of […]

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1 in 3 Antibiotics Prescribed in U.S. Are Unnecessary

According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Preparedness (CDC) and the Pew Charitable Trust, nearly a third of antibiotics prescribed in doctors’ offices, emergency rooms, and hospital-based clinics in the United States are unnecessary. The CDC study found that approximately 47 million unnecessary prescriptions are provided to patients every year […]

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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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BILL TO ALLOW AUDIO-ONLY TELEMEDICINE BAD FOR MISSISSIPPI

The Mississippi State Medical Association, headed by Dr. Dan Edney of Vicksburg, along with a number of state physicians and students, recently warned the public and state senators about a bill recently passed in the House. This bill has potential dangers for the future of telemedicine. “Bad telemedicine is like your physician wearing a blindfold,” […]

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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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Telemedicine Faces Scrutiny by State Regulatory Boards and FTC

As result of a February 2015 ruling by the US Supreme Court, state legislators, governors, and attorneys general continue to evaluate the structure and composition of their regulatory boards’ membership in order to fully comply with federal antitrust law. In the case, North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the […]

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Telehealth and Investors: The Future? CTeL Executive Summit

Thomas Tullidge, founding partner at Cary Street Partners, LLC, is an investment banker who focuses on advising emerging growth and middle market healthcare services and technology companies on merger, acquisition and capital raising transactions.   Mr. Tullidge will be discussing how he sees telehealth playing in the corporate arena when he presents at the CTeL Executive […]

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Leaders in DTC Telehealth Care Share Their Insights

Hear from the direct to consumer (DTC) telehealth companies making headlines nationwide at the November CTeL Executive Telehealth Fall Summit. Leading DTC companies will share the data they are using to fuel their growth and expansion.  What research and technologies are guiding their strategic decisions? Since 2006, Robert Bernstein, MD, Vice President of Clinical Affairs […]

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