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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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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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Another Telehealth Partnership

As telehealth becomes more popular, we are increasingly learning that some services fit perfectly with the technologies, while others are less of an ideal match. One that has often proven to be a winning combination, however, is that of telemedicine and mental health care. As mHealth Intelligence first reported, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services […]

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North Carolina Considers Important Telehealth Changes

Add North Carolina to the list of states exploring the possibility of expanded telehealth coverage. As the Winston-Salem Journal first reported, Senate Bill 361 is making its rounds quickly through the state’s legislature. It passed the necessary House committees, and now awaits hearing on the House floor. The bill that originated in the Senate, however, […]

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New York Expanding Telehealth Delivery Options

Early this month, it was reported that Maryland was considering a bill that would expand the list of providers able to utilize telehealth services to include social workers. The state found social workers play a vital role in helping people fight substance abuse, and that role can be even more impactful when combined with the […]

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Over the River and Through the Woods…

Why not use telehealth in psychiatry? There is a significant burden on the field that telehealth could alleviate, especially since telehealth could provide the technology for psychiatrists in one state to treat patients in other states. As the Heartland Institute’s AnneMarie Schieber highlights in a recent piece, so thought the medical boards in several states. […]

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Bipartisan Telemental Health Bill Reintroduced

Last Congress was a particularly productive one for telemedicine-related legislation, as lawmakers in both the House and the Senate introduced more than two dozen bills (some of which even became law) that would eliminate restrictions on the use of telemedicine, increase Medicare reimbursement for care provided via telemedicine, or direct additional resources toward telemedicine pilot […]

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Texas, California Look to Telemedicine in Schools

Throughout the United States, per the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), more than one in five children aged 13 to 18—about 21 percent—struggle with mental health challenges, along with approximately 13 percent of children aged eight to 15. What’s more, studies have shown that the vast majority of these children do not receive treatment, […]

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Texas Looks to Expand School Telemedicine Programs

Throughout the United States, per the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), more than one in five children aged 13 to 18—about 21 percent—struggle with mental health challenges, along with approximately 13 percent of children aged eight to 15. What’s more, studies have shown that the vast majority of these children do not receive treatment, […]

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Minnesota Lawmakers Look at Expanded School Telemedicine

Throughout the United States, per the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), more than one in five children aged 13 to 18—about 21 percent—struggle with mental health challenges, along with approximately 13 percent of children aged eight to 15. What’s more, studies have shown that the vast majority of these children do not receive treatment, […]

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