Telehealth Awareness, Access and Adoption: Updates from J.D. Power, the ATA and FAIR Health

Health Populi

Power,” your mind probably imagines reviews of automotive performance, retail shopping experiences, or perhaps even health insurance plan customer service. Expanding its report-card role in the health ecosystem. In 2019, 28 states have payment parity policies for Medicaid.

Health/Care Everywhere – Re-Imagining Healthcare at ATA 2019

Health Populi

“ATA” is the new three-letter acronym for the American Telemedicine Association, meeting today through Tuesday at the Convention Center in New Orleans. I’m so keen on telehealth, I’m personally participating in three sessions at #ATA19.

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.

Does Medicaid reimburse for telehealth/telemedicine services?

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

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.

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.

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.

Essential Telemedicine Terms Clinicians Should Know

Enzyme Health

Applying for telemedicine jobs and want to stand out? Here’s the essential telehealth terminology that will put you ahead of the curve. This quick telehealth glossary covers the basic terminology telemedicine clinicians should know.

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.

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.

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.

Health Recovery Solutions Closes a $10 Million Growth Investment Led by Edison Partners

Health Recovery Solutions

Health Recovery Solutions (HRS), a technology company that provides remote patient monitoring for leading health systems, today announced closing $10 million in growth financing led by Edison Partners.

South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – January 2019

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

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).

Why telemedicine is a great option for Medicaid recipients

American Well

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.

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.

Telehealth’s Missing Link: Training and Support

GlobalMed

Recently we’ve talked about criteria when evaluating telemedicine platforms – how the right solution will be provider agnostic , compliant and evidence-driven. Training and support – or the lack thereof – can make or break a virtual health program.

9 Best Telemedicine Newsletters You Should Be Reading to Keep Up With the Industry

Enzyme Health

Close For Clinicians For Employers Telehealth Jobs Family Medicine General Practice Emergency Medicine Internal Medicine Nurse Practitioners Family Nurse Practitioners Physician Assistants Psychiatry / Mental Health Hospitalist Dont see your specialty?

South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – September 2019

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

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). Legislation Update Telehealth

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

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

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

Telemedicine Today: September 2016

American Well

Telemedicine Today: September 2016. Welcome to the (delayed) September 2016 edition of Avizia’s Telemedicine Today! School Launches Telemedicine Pilot through Arkansas Children’s Hospital. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Telehealth Program Slashes ER Wait Times.

Telehealth Policy 2018: Keeping You In The Know

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

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.

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.

Understanding Telemedicine Reimbursement

GlobalMed

Why aren’t more providers offering telehealth services? So why are some providers reluctant to adopt telemedicine solutions? To help providers separate fact from fiction, we just published a guide called The Truth About Telemedicine Revenue and Reimbursement. Even if you think you’re up to date on payer guidelines and the telemedicine landscape, we recommend reading it – because the world of healthcare reimbursement is a moving target.

Can you identify 7 qualities of a successful telehealth program?

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

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.

FCC moves forward with $100 million Connected Care proposal

Henry Kotula

The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday unanimously voted to move forward with plans for a $100 million pilot program to promote telemedicine services. ” Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Health Policy Rural Health Rural Hospital Telemedicine

South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – August 2018

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

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

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

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).

Report: Telemedicine Reimbursement Limitations Cost Millions, ‘Impede Expansion’

care innovations

The OIG reviewed 191,118 claims from 2014 and 2015 for distant-site telehealth services that resulted in payments of about $13.8 Solving the Problem of Telemedicine Reimbursement. In general, limited reimbursement has hindered providers' use of telemedicine ,” adds Arndt.

South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – October 2019

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

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).

Telemedicine and a Vision for Health Care Without Walls

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

On one level, these anecdotes tell the story of telemedicine: The ability of patients, and often their local clinicians, to have consultations over distances with other clinical experts who can bring their insights to bear on patient care.

Licensing and Credentialing in Telehealth

American Well

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. It also assists in the overall ease of consulting with a medical professional through telemedicine to the general population. As telehealth continues to grow as an industry, more of these resources and innovative payment models will begin to surface.

South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – June 2018

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

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). Mississippi HB 1130 1/30/18: Died in committee Allows telemedicine providers to provide substance use disorder treatment. telemedicine with certain exceptions. Comment Deadline: 5/8/18 Title: Telemedicine Services. Comment Deadline: 12/5/18 Title: Telemedicine.

South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – May 2019

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

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).

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 – May 2018

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

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). Mississippi HB 1130 1/30/18: Died in committee Allows telemedicine providers to provide substance use disorder treatment. telemedicine with certain exceptions. Comment Deadline: 5/8/18 Title: Telemedicine Services. Comment Deadline: 12/5/18 Title: Telemedicine.

South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – August 2019

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

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).

South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – July 2019

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

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).

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

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

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.

In Wednesday’s second Democratic debate, 7 of 10 candidates support Medicare for All

Henry Kotula

Instead of getting rid of private insurance, Biden said he would build on the ACA through the Biden Plan to create a public health insurance option. of their income on health insurance. [link]. Expanding coverage, lowering healthcare costs, central to Democratic agenda.

South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – February 2019

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

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).

South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – February 2018

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

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.