Telehealth Reimbursement for Home-Based Care

TeleMental Health blog

In the spring of 2018, the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) published its update of the State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Policies Report. telehealth reimbursement of all … Read more.

Open Table for Health: Patients Are Online For Health Search and Physician Reviews

Health Populi

The growth of tracking and wearable tech is moving toward more medical applications beyond fitness and wellness, Rock Health found. Telehealth adoption also grew from 2017 to 2018. Only 11% of consumers said in 2018 that they’d be willing to share health data with them.

The Single Market for Healthcare in Europe: Learnings for the U.S.

Health Populi

When I’m in the UK later this week, I’ll address the challenge for the UK, Brexit and the National Health Service. Two key issues are in my work-radar this trip: digital health cross-border, and health innovation funding.

The Importance of Broadband and Net Neutrality for Health, to the Last Person and the Last Mile

Health Populi

California, home to start-ups, mature tech platform companies (like Apple, Facebook and Google), and countless digital health developers, is in a particularly strategic place to fight the FCC and, now, the Department of Justice.

Can you identify 7 qualities of a successful telehealth program?

Telehealth Blog

Consumer need is driving the development of telehealth programs across the country. Provider access to affordable broadband and delivery methods, such as smart phones, tablets and iPads, are driving telehealth to become a delivery platform that can meet consumer needs.

Health Is Social – The Social Determinants of Health at HIMSS19

Health Populi

In the health care world, it is now commonly accepted that genes contribute less than half of the influence on peoples’ health status. The data tell this story: two-thirds of patients who self-report their health as excellent have low to no SDoH risk.

Rationing Care in America: Cost Implications Getting to Universal Health Coverage

Health Populi

In another survey, conducted by NPR collaborating with IBM Watson Health, younger people had more trouble paying for care than older people, the survey found. Consider the 2020 Presidential elections and calls for universal health care.

HRSA Resources for Advancing Telehealth (Episode 18)

Telehealth Blog

Episode 18 features Natassja Manzanero, Telehealth Resource Center Program Coordinator for the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT), Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources, and Services Administration (HRSA).

How Digital Health Can Stimulate Economic Development

Health Populi

It’s National Health IT Week in the US, so I’m kicking off the week with this post focused on how digital health can bolster economic development. As the only health economist in the family of the 2018 HIMSS Social Media Ambassadors, this is a voice through which I can uniquely speak.

Re-Imagining Healthcare – a Lesson from Von Clausewitz in the Fog of War

Health Populi

Governor Mark Leavitt, who held the post of Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Bush, offered this advice at the recent Liberation 2018 conference hosted by Medecision.

South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – January 2019

Telehealth Blog

The following attachment is a list of legislative and regulatory updates compiled by the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) for telehealth and telemedicine within the South Central region (Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee).

5 Challenges Hindering Telehealth Growth

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Healthcare organizations are increasingly looking to adopt telehealth programs, but they face a number of policy barriers that hinder their plans, according to the Center for Connected Health Policy.

Telehealth Success Variables

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Healthcare organizations are increasingly looking to adopt telehealth programs, but they face a number of policy barriers that hinder their plans, according to the Center for Connected Health Policy.

How We Spend Versus What We Get: America’s Healthcare Spending Makes for Poor Health

Health Populi

These sobering statistics were published in Health Care Spending in the Untied States and Other High-Income Countries this week in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. Note the last line of that matrix, population with health care coverage: the U.S. The U.S.

Telehealth and the CHRONIC Act of 2017 (S. 870)

Telehealth Blog

House of Representatives, allows for an expansion of telehealth/telemedicine coverage under the Medicare Advantage Plan B. While the act does not require a Medicare Advantage Plan to offer additional telehealth services, it does allow the option. Featured General Telehealth

Study: Neonatal Telehealth Reduces Transfers and Boosts Hospital Revenue

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Healthcare organizations are increasingly looking to adopt telehealth programs, but they face a number of policy barriers that hinder their plans, according to the Center for Connected Health Policy.

Telehealth Policy Barriers to Observe

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Healthcare organizations are increasingly looking to adopt telehealth programs, but they face a number of telehealth policy barriers that hinder their plans, according to the Center for Connected Health Policy.

The Most and Least Telehealth-Friendly States

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Healthcare organizations are increasingly looking to adopt telehealth programs, but they face a number of policy barriers that hinder their plans, according to the Center for Connected Health Policy.

Can you identify 7 qualities of a successful telehealth program?

Telehealth Blog

Consumer need is driving the development of telehealth programs across the country. Provider access to affordable broadband and delivery methods, such as smart phones, tablets and iPads, are driving telehealth to become a delivery platform that can meet consumer needs.

Does Medicaid reimburse for telehealth/telemedicine services?

Telehealth Blog

Q: Does Medicaid reimburse for telehealth/telemedicine services? A: Federal Medicaid statues do not recognize telemedicine as a distinct service; however, each state has the flexibility to decide if/how its Medicaid program will reimburse for telehealth/telemedicine services.

Telehealth Policy 2018: Keeping You In The Know

Telehealth Blog

In 2018, updates and changes impacted telehealth policy across the nation. To supplement information provided in the webinar, the South Central Telehealth Resource Center would like to share information and resources regarding national and regional changes that may be helpful to you.

South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – August 2018

Telehealth Blog

The following attachment is a list of legislative activities compiled by the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) for telehealth and telemedicine within the South Central region (Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee).

South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – October 2018

Telehealth Blog

The following attachment is a list of legislative and regulatory updates compiled by the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) for telehealth and telemedicine within the South Central region (Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee).

Healthcare Is Local: Channeling Tip O’Neill in the 2018 Midterm Election Results

Health Populi

As I wrote about yesterday (about learning from Governor Kasich), people keen on healthcare should pay attention to the states, which are laboratories for health reform. Health Populi’s Hot Points: How might healthcare play out locally in the next 1-3 years?

Reimbursement for Home-Based Care

TeleMental Health blog

In the spring of 2018, the Center for Connected Health Policy published its update of the State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Policies Report. telehealth reimbursement of all types, the … Read more.

State Telehealth Laws And Reimbursement Policies: 2017 Report

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Telehealth services extends networks beyond urban hubs and expands payers’ member enrollments. Staying current with state telehealth laws allows payers flexibility with policy updates. CCHP is a program of the Public Health Institute.

Cloud-Based Telehealth Defined: Advantages, Applications, and Security

The Arizona Telemedicine Program Blog

Telehealth. According to the Center for Connected Health Policy, “Telehealth is a collection of means or methods for enhancing health care, public health, and health education delivery and support using telecommunications technologies.

Telehealth Payer Laws: Impact and Issues

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: For payers, telehealth payer laws offer opportunities for extending networks beyond urban hubs and expanding their member enrollments. BHM offers services geared toward controlling expenses and integrating the behavioral health opportunities presented by telehealth. Both Becker’s Hospital Review and FierceHealthCare identified the shortcomings of telehealth legislation. Telehealth Payer Laws. Telehealth was greatly underutilized.

Licensing and Credentialing in Telehealth

American Well Blog

In the world of telehealth, licensing and credentialing issues are amongst the initial concerns many health systems have when considering integrating telemedicine into their system. As telehealth continues to grow as an industry, more of these resources and innovative payment models will begin to surface. To learn more about licensing, credentialing, and the ever-changing telemedicine landscape, visit the Center for Connected Health Policy.

SEARCH2018 Symposium Brings Together Telehealth Researchers Focused on Proving the Benefits of Connected Health

Telehealth Blog

Abstracts deadline extended to July 20th for research in connected health programs. The annual meeting brings together leading clinicians, researchers, administrators and thought leaders to discuss how telehealth can be used to improve healthcare delivery. About West Health.

The Burgeoning Role Of Venture Capital In Health Care

Henry Kotula

[link] ; The US health care system relies heavily on private markets. B etween 2010 and 2017, the value of investments in digital health increased by 858 percent, and the number of financing deals in this sector increased by 412 percent; more than $41.5

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South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – June 2018

Telehealth Blog

The following is a list of legislative activities compiled by the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) for telehealth and telemedicine within the South Central region (AR, MS, and TN). Tennessee HB 518 3/21/18: Taken off notice for cal in s/c Health Subcommittee Requires the commissioner of health to study and report on recommendations for legislation concerning telehealth and telemedicine under existing statute.

South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – May 2018

Telehealth Blog

The following is a list of legislative activities compiled by the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) for telehealth and telemedicine within the South Central region (AR, MS, and TN). Tennessee HB 518 3/21/18: Taken off notice for cal in s/c Health Subcommittee Requires the commissioner of health to study and report on recommendations for legislation concerning telehealth and telemedicine under existing statute.

South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – February 2018

Telehealth Blog

The following is a list of legislative activities compiled by the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) for telehealth and telemedicine within the South Central region (AR, MS, and TN). 1/16/18: Introduced and referred to House Committee on Drug Policy.

5 payer trends to watch in 2018

Henry Kotula

Expect insurers to accelerate programs and policies that cut costs and to push for value-based contracting as consumers demand more transparency in healthcare pricing. Payers have ratcheted down hospital payments by creating policies with an eye toward providing care at less-costly locations, designing health plans that put more healthcare utilization costs on members and by replacing fee-for-service payments with value-based contracts. [link].

South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – March & April 2018

Telehealth Blog

The following is a list of legislative activities compiled by the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) for telehealth and telemedicine within the South Central region (AR, MS, and TN). Tennessee HB 1747 3/14/18: Taken off notice for cal in s/c Health. Subcommittee Adds trained and licensed education personnel to those persons who may staff telehealth services at school site. Tennessee HB 2091 2/28/18: Taken off notice for calendar in House Health Sub.

South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – March 2018

Telehealth Blog

The following is a list of legislative activities compiled by the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) for telehealth and telemedicine within the South Central region (AR, MS, and TN). 2/28/18: On Health Subcommittee calendar for 3/7. Adds trained and licensed education personnel to those persons who may staff telehealth services at a school site. 2/28/18: Taken off notice for calendar in House Health Sub Committee. in s/c Health Subcommittee.

Why telemedicine is a great option for Medicaid recipients

American Well Blog

Think convenient health care is only for the wealthy? Traditional means of accessing health care is often time and resource intensive. In short, we were trying to do our best by our patients, but in the process, were causing major disruptions to their health and well-being.

Healthcare Consolidation: Opportunities for Digital Health Technology

The Digital Health Corner

In his testimony on healthcare market’s consolidation effects on quality, cost and access, Paul Ginsberg, Director of Public Policy at the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics cites some key drivers of consolidation. Electronic health records purchase, maintenance, and associated technologies (analytics, digital imaging, patient monitoring, etc) are now necessary big-ticket items in healthcare.

Do Medicare providers located at a Distant Site have to be hospital-based to provide services?

Telehealth Blog

Q: Per Medicare regulations, do the providers at a distant site have to be hospital-based or can they be in a private setting – for example, a group of pulmonologists who want to create a telehealth system on their own? Also, all telehealth services must meet the Medicare established set of criteria for reimbursement. The service must be furnished to an eligible telehealth individual. Click here to download the Telehealth Services booklet.