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Iowa telemedicine guidance at odds with board of medicine rule

The Iowa Board of Medicine's recent guidance on telemedicine is at odds with a rule its passed last year,  The Des Moines Register  writes in an opinion piece

VA treated 690K veterans through telemedicine in fiscal year 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) says it provided remote care to more than 690,000 veterans during fiscal year 2014.

Feds award University of New Mexico Health $15 million to expand telehealth efforts

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Innovation Center has awarded more than $15 million to the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center's Department of Neurosurgery to expand the institution's telehealth infrastructure, Sens. Tom Udall (D) and Martin Heinrich (D) announced this week.

Nevada insurers create telemedicine programs

Two Nevada health insurance providers--Anthem and UnitedHealthcare--are rolling out telemedicince programs.

Geisinger finds telemedicine cuts readmissions, costs for heart failure patients

Heart failure patients participating in a Geisinger Health Plan telemonitoring program were significantly less likely to be readmitted to the hospital, according to a study to be published in the December issue of  Population Health Management.

House bill would boost telehealth for ACOs

A new bill introduced in the U.S. House would boost Accountable Care Organizations' flexibility to use telehealth and remote patient monitoring and would provide reimbursement for those services "in a manner that is financially equivalent to the furnishing of a home health visit."

Facilities receive grants to grow resources for telehealth

More than 100 communities in 42 states will receive grants from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support care in rural areas, including funding to grow resources for telehealth solutions and help communities build networks of care.

New UCSF hospital to focus on patient engagement

At the University of California, San Francisco's soon-to-open Mission Bay Hospital, patient engagement will be one of the main focuses, according to Seth Bokser, medical director of IT at UCSF's Center for Digital Health.

Digital health funding expected to reach $6.5B by 2017

Funding for digital healthcare startups in the U.S. is expected to double to $6.5 billion by the end of 2017, according to research from Accenture.

Coverage, reimbursement remain barriers to telehealth use, health industry leaders testify

Coverage and reimbursement of telehealth, especially for Medicaid and Medicare, was the topic of choice during a roundtable discussion held by the U.S. Senate Special Commission on Aging on Tuesday.