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What’s new for telehealth policy in 2019?

CCHP News, Jan. 1, 2019 The Center for Connected Health Policy provides a summary of major telehealth reimbursement and policy changes that took place in 2018 and are being enacted starting January 2019. Read more ...

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A teledermatology initiative to increase access for Community Health Center patients: A case study

NEJM Catalyst, January 3, 2019 A collaborative of community health centers in eastern Massachusetts reports on successes and workflow challenges with implementing store-and-forward teledermatology services in partnership with 3Derm Systems. Read more ...

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Patient-centered care coordination key for Medicare Advantage telehealth plans

mHealth Intelligence, January 09, 2019 Care coordination with one's primary care provider will be essential as CMS considers expanding telehealth use in MA plans, AAFP says. Read more ...

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Telehealth gives patients a real-time link to mental health support

mHealth Intelligence, January 03, 2019 Texas-based Carter Health Psychiatry & Wellness is using a telehealth platform to connect with its patients in real-time, offering support and collecting data to improve care management and clinical outcomes. Read more ...

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CMS pushes telehealth, mHealth, but are providers paying attention?

mHealth Intelligence, January 09, 2019 A new survey finds that two-thirds of healthcare providers don't know about new opportunities for telehealth and mHealth reimbursement from CMS - even though most would benefit. Read more ...

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State Occupational and Physical Therapy Telehealth Laws and Regulations: A 50-State Survey

Bierman RT, Kwong MW, Calouro C.  Int. J. Telerehabil. 10(2):3-54, 2018 The Center for Connected Health Policy conducted a scan of current state policy affecting occupational therapy (OT) and physical therapy (PT) practice, supervision, and additional requirements for using telehealth. While most states have established telehealth policies for...

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Telemental Health Laws: Overview

Davis A, Kim D, Lerman AF.  Epstein Becker & Green, December 2018 Read more ...

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Comparison of a Novel Handheld Telehealth Device with Stand-Alone Examination Tools in a Clinic Setting

McDaniel NL, Novicoff W, Gunnell B, Cattell Gordon D.  Telemed. e-Health [epub ahead of print], December 2018 Research demonstrates that telemedicine is effective in pediatric settings but little is published to validate the quality of the data acquired by remote peripheral examination devices to accurately inform clinical decision-making. Read...

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Remote Patient Monitoring and Telemedicine in Neonatal and Pediatric Settings: Scoping Literature Review

Sasangohar F, Davis E, Kash BA, Shah SR.  J. Med. Internet Res. 20(12):e295, 2018 Telemedicine and telehealth solutions are emerging rapidly in health care and have the potential to decrease costs for insurers, providers, and patients in various settings. Pediatric populations that require specialty care are disadvantaged socially or...

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EDs Face Obstacles in Integrating Pediatric Telemedicine Services

mHealth Intelligence, December 21, 2018 New research conducted by Massachusetts General Hospital finds that only 8 percent of the nation's EDs have access to pediatric telemedicine, and challenges in workflow integration are keeping that percentage low. Read more ...

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