Sep 12th, 2017
Telehealth vendors like MDLive, Doctor on Demand, Teledoc, and others offered free on-line services to victims of Texas-ravishing Hurricane Harvey. Now, the telehealth industry is providing the same services in Florida and Georgia to victims of Hurricane Irma. Florida-based Nemours Children’s Health chipped in to help Texas victims, and Fierce Healthcare reports they and others are doing ...
Changes meant to clarify reporting and billing open a can of worms, instead. By Terri Brame Joy, MBA, CPC, COC, CGSC, CPC-I The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) made several changes and clarifications regarding Part B billing for telehealth services in the 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule. What was meant ...
A study by the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) finds that ambiguous state laws regulating telehealth continue to restrict the expansion of the healthcare delivery method. “Expansion of the use of telehealth to deliver care has not moved as rapidly or expansively as state policymakers may have envisioned,” the report stated. Lack of clarity in ...
Aug 10th, 2017
Telepsychology is a way to treat more patients in more areas. There are patients who live in rural areas where access to treatment is not feasible, and there are others who are disabled and cannot get around. For them, telepsychology is a good option. And sometimes, the patient feels more at ease being in their ...
Aug 8th, 2017
Last  year, 700,000 veterans made approximately 2 million telehealth appointments at Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals and other facilities, the agency said. To enhance access to care, the VA rolled out two new initiatives. Appointments  at Hand In an event that included President Donald Trump and Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, MD, the VA debuted an ...