Reimbursement for telemedicine services is one of the main roadblocks to the use of the technology. While payers have been reluctant to wade into the fray, new payment models offer promise for expanded use of telehealth, according to an article at the American Journal of Managed Care.
Despite backing from the American Medical Association and some insurance companies, nearly 30 states don't allow reimbursement for telemedicine, a major limitation on wider adoption, according to an article in USA Today.
Telehealth is showing promise for expanded care in rural communities, especially in states like Mississippi, Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn said at a recent town hall discussion at Jackson State University.
Even if a patient has a condition that might seem like it would not lend itself to treatment and management through telemedicine, such as musculoskeletal disease, the technology can make a difference, according to Daniel L. Albert, M.D.
Freestanding emergency departments carry high costs despite their benefits, many of which could be achieved through other methods, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, in new draft regulations for governing accountable care organizations unveiled Monday, calls on ACOs to describe how they plan to "encourage and promote" the use of technology--such as electronic health records, telehealth services and health information exchange services--to enhance care coordination.
Rural communities are getting a boost to improve healthcare and educational services with the help of millions of dollars in grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The American Medical Association this week pledged its support for a compact developed by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) to make it easier for physicians to obtain licenses in multiple states.
Executives in the healthcare industry are not shying away from implementing telemedicine policies, despite setbacks caused by regulations and reimbursement policies, according to a new survey from Foley & Lardner LLP.
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