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New FCC Chair: A Potential Telehealth Champion?

For telemedicine advocates still concerned about their fate under the Trump Administration (and the ACA “repeal and replace”), one new appointee might serve to allay some concerns. New Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai, during a visit to the Cleveland Clinic, spoke of telemedicine’s potential to expand access to quality care, particularly in underserved […]

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Telemedicine in “Complex Cases”: A Good Fit

A new piece from Modern Healthcare aptly illustrates what many advocates have known for a long time: Even in the most complicated medical situations, quality telemedicine can provide patients with the expert, lifesaving health care that they need. Highlighting the case of Ron Cobbley, a rural Utah man found to have been suffering from a […]

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“Repeal and Replace” Finally Heads to the House Floor

Whether you call it “Ryancare,” call it “Trumpcare,” or simply call it by its official legislative title (the American Health Care Act), one thing is all but certain: The legislation designed to repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s signature health care law is finally headed to the floor of the House this week (likely on […]

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CTeL Conference: “Network Like a Rock Star” with Jaymin Patel

Networking to achieve organizational goals is a valuable strategic talent, and one that can be learned and used in virtually all professional interactions. This is information you will receive at the CTeL Executive Telehealth Spring Summit 2017. Goal-centric networking – with those outside the health care silo – is a skill set that the telehealth […]

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Telehealth in D.C.? New City Council Bill Would Facilitate Expanded Usage

For many people, telehealth might seem like the kind of thing that would disproportionately benefit patients in rural areas–small-town patients who would otherwise have to drive long distances in order to visit a specialty provider, for example. But telehealth has equal potential when it comes to addressing health care disparities among patients living in underserved […]

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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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CTeL Conference: Repeal and Replace: Telehealth Impacts and Opportunities

Twenty-two million people in the U.S. may be at risk of losing their health insurance. Telehealth is the organic choice to step up to fill some care needs if ‘repeal and replace’ eliminates or curtails reimbursement for some health services. But will existing telemedicine models be sufficient to care for an aging baby boomer population […]

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Seema Verma Provides Some Answers on Telemedicine

The Senate Finance Committee today will likely help move President Trump’s nominee to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) one step closer to confirmation. During a Wednesday morning session, the committee is set to vote on the nomination of Seema Verma, an Indiana-based health care consultant who is perhaps best known for […]

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Telemedicine and Cardiovascular Care: AHA Guidelines Point to Opportunities

The staggering costs of cardiovascular disease in the United States have been well documented; a 2015 CDC Foundation study, for example, estimated that one out of every six dollars spent on health care goes toward caring for the approximately 85 million patients with these conditions, as well as seven million stroke survivors. However, the use […]

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Tapping into Successful Telehealth Models to Improve Utilization and ROI

On November 17, the Fall 2016 CTeL Executive Telehealth Summit will address a topic at the forefront of many minds: how to improve telehealth utilization and ROI. The promise of telehealth is determined by the utilization of services. Similarly, telehealth will continue to expand only if providers, health systems, insurers, and employers can find a […]

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