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WEDI, CAPP Unveil New Resources for Telehealth Program Development

mHealth Intelligence, August 15, 2018 The Council of Accountable Physician Practices (CAPP), a California-based coalition of multi-specialty medical groups and health systems, has unveiled “A Roadmap to Telehealth Adoption: From Vision to Business Model.” Also weighing in is the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), whose...

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Understanding the Emergence of Telehealth [NH]

New Hampshire Magazine, September 2018 Telehealth has been around for decades, but continues to evolve with technology. Concord Hospital, for example, now equips one of its cardiac specialists with Bluetooth-enabled stethoscopes that enable him to stay in Concord while listening to the hearts of patients who reside miles away in Laconia, says...

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Telemedicine Wins Support in N.H.

Valley News, August 9, 2018 New Hampshire legislators say a new state law will make it easier for people to access medical services remotely, particularly in rural areas. But they haven’t yet decided how insurance companies will reimburse providers for such services. Republicans and Democrats supported the bill, HB 1471, which was...

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Medicare Proposes (and Rejects) New Telehealth Services for 2019

Health Care Law Today, August 7, 2018 The telemedicine industry was pleased to learn CMS recently proposed adding new services to its list of Medicare-covered telehealth services.  But what may be more interesting are the services CMS declined to add, and why.  This article summarizes the newly-proposed additions as well as the services...

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FCC approves $100M Connected Care Pilot Program

Health Data Management, August 3, 2018 The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday unanimously approved a new $100 million Connected Care Pilot Program supporting the use of remote telehealth technology for low-income and rural Americans. Read More!

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Medicare’s New Chronic Care Remote Physiologic Monitoring Codes: Everything You Need to Know

The National Law Review, August 2, 2018 Earlier this year, in a first-of-its-kind move, CMS made remote patient monitoring (RPM) a separately-reimbursable service under Medicare.  Now, CMS has proposed three new codes for RPM services, retitled “Chronic Care Remote Physiologic Monitoring,” which do a far better job reflecting how providers...

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Health-planning group launches telemedicine-based screening program for diabetic patients in NNY

Watertown Daily Times, August 1, 2018 A new regional initiative to improve vision health for diabetic patients will be implemented in 28 sites across Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. Launched by the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization on Tuesday, the Telemedicine-Based Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Program will screen...

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[MA] Lawmakers’ Failure To Pass Health Bill Leaves Telemedicine On Hold

WBUR, August 1, 2018 Massachusetts remains one of just 14 states lacking a telehealth parity law for private insurance coverage, a policy that would guarantee remote medical services would be covered as extensively as in-person care. Read more!

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How Telehealth Training Programs Drive Positive Patient Experience

Patient EngagementHIT, July 30, 2018 With the growing popularity of remote patient care, telehealth training may be the new frontier. As more provider deliver care using telehealth, they need to learn how to reframe their patient-provider communication skills to drive patient satisfaction with the tool. As of 2017, nearly three-quarters (71...

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Telepsychiatry program connects students with mental health care

Observer-Dispatch, July 23, 2018 The Bassett Healthcare Network is cutting through distance and backed-up appointment books to get quick care for children who need mental health treatment. A telepsychiatry program, which started in May, is linking children seeing counselors in the network’s school-based health centers with a Bassett child...

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