Funding Announcement: Rural Communities Opioid Response Prgoram - Planning

June 15, 2018

Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration The purpose of RCORP is to support treatment for and prevention of substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder, in rural counties at the highest risk for substance use disorder, including the 220 counties identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as being at risk for HIV and Hepatitis C infections due to injection drug use Applications are due 7/30/2018.

Using Telehealth to Improve Home-Based Care for Older Adults and Family Caregivers

May 1, 2018

Older adults with complex care needs want to live as independently as they can for as long as they can, and limit stress on family caregivers. Telehealth strategies offer the potential to improve access to care and the quality of care, while reducing strain on family caregivers. For health care systems, home telehealth may help address the challenge of rising costs. Though limited today, home telehealth is likely to be implemented more widely as policy makers reduce regulatory barriers and providers focus on improving telehealth strategies to meet the needs of families.

FCC Eyes Expanded Broadband Funding for Telehealth, Telemedicine

November 27, 2017

The FCC issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to review and potentially expand funding for the Rural Health Care Program.

Telehealth Is Family Medicine’s Next Big Opportunity

January 6, 2018

Many patients in this economy may have a tablet computer or a smartphone, but not an automobile.

AAFP to FCC: Improve Rural Telehealth to Support Primary Care

February 5, 2018

The AAFP offered recommendations to help ensure that practices receive the support they need and patients have the benefit of longitudinal care from a primary care physician.

CHRONIC Care Act Signals Meaningful Change for Medicare Telehealth Coverage

February 21, 2018

It signals a newly energized willingness on the part of policymakers to work to expand use of telehealth services for Medicare beneficiaries.