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Amazon Care Expands Pilot & more Telehealth Buzz

Amazon Care Expands Pilot Amazon Care’s telehealth pilot is now available to warehouse workers near the company’s Seattle headquarters. The initial phase of the pilot was only available to Seattle-based office employees and their families. The Care app connects employees with video consultations and in-home follow up care as needed. The planned expansion of services […]

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New Defense Health Bill Seeks to Add Telehealth Services and Providers & more Telehealth Buzz

New Defense Health Bill Seeks to Add Telehealth Services and Providers Senators Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) and Krysten Sinema (D-AZ) introduced a bill in support of a letter urging the Defense Department to expand TRICARE telehealth coverage. The letter called on TRICARE to cover the same amount of telemental health services for the military as civilians […]

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CMS Clears up Murky Reimbursement Issues & more Telehealth Buzz

BHCOE Provides Telehealth Accreditation Standards for Autism Care In light of COVID-19, the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE) has established new standards of care for providing applied behavioral analysis therapy via telehealth. Routine and schedules are extremely important for children with autism and other developmental disorders; changes in routine are often harmful to the […]

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Members of Congress urge CMS to allow telephone-only mental health care during COVID-19 & more Telehealth Buzz

Bipartisan Effort to Expand Access to Tele-mental Health for Medicare Recipients Last week U.S. Reps. John Katko (R-NY), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Grace Napolitano (D-CA) sent a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services urging the agencies to expand Medicare-covered telehealth services. The CARES Act […]

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Telehealth May Get Another Boost from Congress Telehealth Buzz

Telehealth May Get Another Boost from Congress On Friday the Healthcare Broadband Expansion During COVID-19 Act was introduced by Representatives Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Don Young (R-AK) to enhance telehealth services during COVID-19. The Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) Healthcare Connect Fund Program currently subsidizes the cost of broadband for rural healthcare facilities. The Act increases […]

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Planned Parenthood of Greater New York Expands & more Telehealth Buzz

Planned Parenthood of Greater New York Expands Telehealth During COVID-19 Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY) has sped up plans for expanded telehealth services in response to the pandemic. Planned Parenthood’s existing m-health platform, PP Direct, has experienced a 60% increase in use since the COVID-19 outbreak in March. The new system allows practitioners […]

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2020: New Year, New You, and New Telehealth Bills

A new year brings so much possibility. For states that were not able to get telehealth legislation passed, 2020 brings a new chance for failed telehealth bills. As mHealth Intelligence first reported, Washington and South Dakota, for example, are both ringing in the New Year with telehealth bills from the previous legislative year that did […]

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Space Medicine: Possible Because of Telemedicine

Space medicine. Years ago, that phrase would have been laughable, or just considered something more believable as a Star Trek plotline; either way, it would not have been taken seriously as a legitimate sphere of medicine. Yet, today those words are a reality. What began as theoretical discussions about putting someone in space have transitioned […]

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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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Telehealth: Expanding Care Access, But with Limits

It is no surprise that, as telehealth has continued to rise in popularity, there are still some who are hesitant to completely support the technologies. And they have good reason. As Healio Primary Care recently highlighted, with insurance coverage lagging, some physicians are pointing to this particular obstacle in voicing their concerns about virtual visits. […]

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