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Telemedicine Proves Its Value in Improving Dermatology Consults

mHealth Intelligence, January 30, 2019 A network of community health clinics in Massachusetts is improving care management and reducing costs with a telemedicine platform that facilitates dermatology consults. Read more ...

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Customers Can Now Get Narcan Through Telemedicine Platform HeyDoctor

MobiHealth News, January 31, 2019 The San Francisco-based telemedicine platform HeyDoctor announced that its customers will now be able to receive naloxone, including Narcan, through its website and mobile app. Read more ...

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Telehealth and Home Dialysis: Opportunities to Improve Patient Care

Nephrology News & Issues, February 4, 2019 Changes in Medicare telehealth reimbursement policy for kidney disease for 2019 mitigate a major barrier to telehealth programs to support dialysis, including home dialysis.  The topic will be widely discussed during the Annual Dialysis Conference in Dallas. Read more ...

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Telemedicine licensure compact is now live in half the country

mHealth Intelligence, January 10, 2019 25 states are now part of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, which gives physicians an expedited means of applying for a license to practice telehealth in member states. Read more ...

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CMS pushes telehealth to replace some in-person visits in Medicare Advantage Plans

mHealth Intelligence, January 18, 2019 CMS is updating its Value-Based Insurance Design model of care to allow telehealth to replace certain in-person medical visits in Medicare Advantage plans. Read more ...

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Key questions before partnering with telehealth specialty providers

Healthcare Informatics, January 18, 2019 For primary care clinics, especially those in rural areas, establishing solid relationships with organizations that provide specialty telehealth services can vastly improve the number of services they can offer their patients. But building and maintaining those relationships so that they make sense...

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Telehealth and the law: What hospital executives should know about kickback and false claims rules

Healthcare Finance, January 18, 2019 The federal Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Law have some strict requirements for compliance, and providers would do well to take note. Read more ...

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Patients, clinicians satisfied with telehealth for follow-up care

Healthcare Analytics News, January 15, 2019 A recent study by Massachusetts General Hospital found that over half of clinicians reported higher efficiency in a telemedicine visit compared to traditional office visits and both patients and clinicians reported no difference in the overall quality of the virtual visits versus traditional office...

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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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