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Telemedicine Could Help Medicaid Patients With Specialty Access

mHealth Intelligence, August 15, 2017 New research indicates telemedicine consults for specialty referrals could improve much-needed access for Medicaid populations. It also could offer support to an innovative telehealth platform now being used in nine states to connect doctors, Medicaid patients and specialists online. That conclusion...

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CHRONIC Care Act to Get Floor Vote in Senate

CTeL News, August 14, 2017 The Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act is officially on the Senate calendar, adding to the momentum surrounding telehealth legislation in the 115th Congress. As first reported by CQ, the bipartisan bill, which unanimously passed the Senate Finance Committee...

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Collins, King Announce $325,000 to the Northeast Telehealth Resource Center to Improve Health Care Access in Rural Communities

Press Release, August 14, 2017 Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded Northeast Telehealth Resource Center (NETRC) a total of $325,000 through its Telehealth Resource Center Grant Program. Senators Collins and King had written to the Health Resources...

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New Jersey’s Telemedicine Law: What Providers Need to Know

The National Law Review, August 7, 2017 New Jersey has a new telemedicine law, recently signed by Governor Chris Christie. The law cements the validity of telehealth services in the Garden State, establishes telemedicine practice standards, and imposes telehealth coverage requirements for New Jersey Medicaid, Medicaid managed care, commercial...

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What Telemedicine, Telehealth Resource Centers Offer to Providers

mHealth Intelligence, August 4, 2017 Healthcare providers, organizations and vendors interested in knowing more about telemedicine and telehealth have a ready resource at their fingertips: a network of telehealth resource centers covering every region of the country. Established in 2006, the Regional Telehealth Resource Center (RTRC) Program...

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President Trump, VA Announce New Telehealth Initiatives for Veteran Care

Healthcare Informatics, August 4, 2017 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will soon roll out expanded telehealth capabilities, including a new application called VA Video Connect, to provide greater access to health care for veterans, as part of an initiative announced by President Donald Trump and VA Secretary David Shulkin, M.D., on...

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‘TeleNeuroSpine’ program connects NH patients with doctors thousands of miles away

NH1, August 3, 2017  A new telemedical program is connecting spinal care patients in New Hampshire's North Country with some of the best care in the world — despite the fact that 4,000 miles lie between the patients and doctors. Catholic Medical Center, with the help of Thomas Kleeman, MD of the N.H. NeuroSpine Institute, announced the...

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Televisiting lets kids talk to incarcerated parents without going to prison

PIX 11, August 3, 2017 An organization is trying to help keep families together throughout the legal process with televisiting. Psychiatrist Phyllis Harrison Ross saw how prisons were using their video conferencing software to have inmates meet with their lawyers or appear before a judge and she came up with a brilliant idea: use the...

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OIG to Audit Medicare Telehealth Services: What You Need to Know

Lexology, July 31, 2017 For what may be the first time, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) recently announced a new project to review Medicare payments for telehealth services. Accordingly, providers who bill the Medicare program for telehealth services may expect to have those...

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Virtual Visits Cut NewYork-Presbyterian ER Wait Times

Healthcare Informatics, July 31, 2017 With the rollout of a Telehealth Express Care virtual visit service, NewYork-Presbyterian (NYP) Hospital says emergency room wait times at its Weill Cornell Medical Center have been cut in half. Average ER wait times for low-acuity patients used to mean a 2- or 2.5-hour wait, but now the Express Care...

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