The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has pushed telehealth and mHealth to center stage as healthcare providers of all sizes look to provide care on virtual platforms. We want to help you stay on top of the latest updates to telehealth.
October 3, 2020
Some Insurers End Pandemic Waivers of Fees and Deductibles for Telehealth
The coronavirus outbreaks had prompted the nation’s largest insurers to stop charging co-pays or requiring deductibles for virtual visits, but some consumers will now have to pay those fees again.
October 2, 2020
Bipartisan TIKES Act Would Improve Telehealth Access for Kids
The legislation would require the HHS Secretary to issue guidance to states on virtual care strategies and mandate studies on the impact of telemedicine on healthcare access.
3 Common Telehealth Technologies that Payers Cover, Leverage
Within the CDC’s three telehealth modalities, payers commonly turn to telehealth technologies including phone calls, secure direct messaging, and remote patient monitoring.
October 1, 2020
Amid Rising Substance Abuse Rates, Treatment Centers Turn to Telehealth
Amid a surge in substance abuse issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Desert Hope Treatment Center is using a telehealth platform to screen patients and expand access to sorely needed counseling.
September 30, 2020
New Coalition Plans to Apply mHealth to Tackling Health Disparities
The HEAL Coalition, launched by the Consumer Technology Association and Connected Health Initiative, will shine the spotlight on commercial mHealth and telehealth tools that can improve health outcomes.
Docs Expect More Telehealth Access, Ramp Up Patient Outreach
Thirty-eight percent said digital health literacy got in the way of telehealth access, opening the door for better patient outreach.
September 29, 2020
Sen. Ron Wyden: COVID-19 Meant No More ‘Dawdling’ on Telehealth
In a new HIMSS TV series, the Oregon senator highlighted the importance of safeguarding access to telemedicine for mental health services.
Beginning Oct. 1, several private health insurers no longer fully pay for virtual visits under certain circumstances — effectively reinstituting costs for patients reliant on virtual care.
September 28, 2020
Majority of Health Execs Say Telemedicine Has Improved Patient Care
While more than half of the leaders polled say their telehealth experience has been a positive one, they saw some barriers too, including some patients' challenges using the new technologies.
September 25, 2020
What 15 Medical Specialties are Most Interested in Telehealth?
Doximity's annual report ranks the top 15 specialties interested in telehealth job listings, and reflects a growing interest in chronic care management and remote patient monitoring.
Payer Strategies for Home Healthcare, Remote Patient Monitoring
By implementing certain home healthcare and remote patient monitoring strategies, payers can boost their value-based care delivery.
New Bill Would Add Telehealth to Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program
A bill filed by a group of Senators would expand the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program to include telehealth services, thus improving access to care for millions of people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
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