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Telehealth Outcomes in Dermatology Match In-Person Care

August 6, 2018

Telemedicine has a lot to offer for treatment of common dermatologic conditions according to a study completed by the Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California. In fact, a group who completed treatment for psoriasis via telemedicine reported … Continue reading

Medicaid Reimbursement For Telehealth Services Is Expanding

July 31, 2018

While telehealth for Medicaid patients isn’t a new tool, the delivery methods are certainly changing as access to technology increases. For many years, most Medicaid plans followed CMS guidelines that required that patients present to an “originating site” or a … Continue reading

Kansas’s Telemedicine Bill Becomes Law With Governor’s Signature

July 27, 2018

Kansas has hopped on the telemedicine train. In May, Governor Jeff Colyer signed a recently passed bill that mandates some coverage for telemedicine, though there are restrictions in the new language. In certain areas, Kansas’s law is more restrictive than … Continue reading

The Next Step In Telehealth Services: Care In The Home

July 23, 2018

While telehealth, especially telepsychiatry and telemental health care, are not new, the treatment method is experiencing a renaissance of sorts as access to technology expands beyond big facilities and urban areas. Telehealth has traditionally utilized a “hub and spoke” or … Continue reading

Telemedicine In The Operating Room: Bringing in Physicians and Family

July 20, 2018

Bringing telemedicine into the operating room is a reality in some hospitals. Abington-Jefferson Health, specifically, is using the technology to deliver consulting providers as well as patient families into the previously restricted space. By using a live-video connection during the … Continue reading

Telemedicine Benefits: How It Bridges Cultural Gaps & Delivers Care To All

July 16, 2018

While telemedicine services increase access to care in different ways, one of the most transformative effects of telemedicine is that it opens access for patients to receive care that aligns with their ethnic or cultural background. Facilities that previously had … Continue reading

How Telehealth Fits Into Your Schedule

July 13, 2018

When adding a new type of care to your schedule, there are often questions related to how to include these patients into your daily routine without disruption to existing structures and without missing appointments. New and innovative care delivery also … Continue reading

Veterans Affairs Expands Telehealth Across State Lines

July 9, 2018

The Department of Veterans Affairs serves more than nine million veterans a year at 170 medical centers and over a thousand outpatient locations. Provider shortages and delays in treatment have been well-publicized over the last several years. In an attempt … Continue reading

Pennsylvania Closer Than Ever Before To Telemedicine Parity Law

July 6, 2018

While the law still isn’t on the books, Pennsylvania is much closer to introducing a telemedicine parity law that would ensure that payers cover telemedicine. A bill passed the state Senate on June 13, 2018, and it now travels to … Continue reading

Originating Sites? Medicare Now Reimburses for (Some) Remote Services

July 2, 2018

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is the largest payer of health insurance claims in the United States, but they have been one of the slowest to move on reimbursing for new technologies offered by the best telemedicine companies … Continue reading

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