Telehealth News Brief - July 2020

July 06, 2020 By: Quadax

Telehealth

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. 


 

June 30, 2020

340 Organizations Plead with Congress for Permanent Telehealth Reform
HealthLeaders

Letter signed by multiple stakeholders urges action before the COVID-19 public health emergency ends, and Americans fall off "telehealth cliff," losing access to these services.  [Read more]

 

 

June 29, 2020

After initial spike, telehealth visits are on the decline, report finds
Healthcare IT News

A recent report found that telemedicine visits have been declining since April, suggesting that health providers are still finding the best ways to provide virtual services.  [Read more]

 

 

June 26, 2020

CMS Moves to Make COVID-19 Home Health Telehealth Expansion Permanent 
mHealth Intelligence

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is proposing to make telehealth coverage enacted during the COVID-19 crisis permanent for home health care providers - though providers still won't be reimbursed. [Read more]


June 25, 2020

Chicago Health System Uses mHealth to Monitor Staff, Patients for COVID-19
mHealth Intelligence

The University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences Systems has launched a telehealth program using an mHealth wearable to remotely monitor staff and patients at high risk of being infected by the coronavirus. [Read more]

 

June 24, 2020

Idaho Governor Makes COVID-19 Telehealth Expansion Permanent
mHealth Intelligence

Idaho is the latest state to give its healthcare providers the freedom to continue using expanded telehealth and mHealth services to patients beyond the coronavirus emergency. [Read more]

 

June 22, 2020

Lawmakers Want a Full Study of Telehealth During COVID-19 Crisis
mHealth Intelligence

The American Telemedicine Association, Alliance for Connected Care and NCQA are spearheading a new task force aimed at lobbying Congress to keep the momentum going to telehealth access and coverage beyond COVID-19.  [Read more]

 

June 18, 2020

Telehealth Advocates Launch Task Force to Lobby for Permanent Policy Changes
mHealth Intelligence

The American Telemedicine Association, Alliance for Connected Care and NCQA are spearheading a new task force aimed at lobbying Congress to keep the momentum going to telehealth access and coverage beyond COVID-19. [Read more]

 

June 17, 2020

FCC Announces 11th Batch of COVID-19 Telehealth Program Awards
mHealth Intelligence

As Congress asks for more transparency from the agency, another 62 telehealth projects are approved for funding, bringing the total to $128.23 million for 367 programs in 45 states and Washington DC. [Read more]

 

June 15, 2020

Congress Questions FCC on Details of COVID-19 Telehealth Program
mHealth Intelligence

Congress is asking the FCC to provide weekly reports, beginning this week, on the number of providers approved for funding from the telehealth program, as well as those not approved and how much money has been dispersed. [Read more]

Experts Weight in on Post-COVID-19 Telehealth Rules and Policies
mHealth Intelligence

Congress and CMS are being inundated with requests to make permanent telehealth guidelines enacted to expand coverage during the coronavirus pandemic. Here's a rundown of what they're requesting. [Read more]



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