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Telehealth Troubles Tied to Reimbursement Barriers

April 26, 2017

Healthcare providers aren’t embracing telehealth and remote patient monitoring because they aren’t being reimbursed for those services, according to a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

Telemedicine-Friendly FAST Act Heads Back to Congress

March 31, 2017

Legislators have resubmitted a bill that would remove rural limits and expand Medicare coverage of telestroke services nationwide. Proponents say the bill could save the lives of millions of stroke victims.

HB 154 Telehealth Amendments, sponsored by Rep. Ken Ivory

February 3, 2017

This bill amends the Medical Assistance Act, the Public Employees' Benefit and Insurance Program Act, and the Insurance Code to provide coverage, and coverage transparency, for certain telehealth services.

Top 5 Takeaways from New Michigan Telehealth Law

January 5, 2017

Michigan's telemedicine law is succinct, not overly burdensome, and generally follows the playbook of some common practice standards seen in a number of other states.

Senate passes ECHO act to support tele-training for rural primary care docs

December 2, 2016

The Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill yesterday that would expand a successful New Mexico telehealth program onto the national stage.

Rural Behavioral Health: Telehealth Challenges and Opportunities

November 11, 2016

This Brief looks at common acceptability, availability, and accessibility barriers to mental and substance use disorder (behavioral health) treatment and services in rural communities and presents ways telehealth can help surmount some of these barriers.