Telehealth-friendly CHRONIC Care Act Passes First Senate Hurdle

May 22, 2017

The CHRONIC Care Act, which seeks to expand telehealth services, gets a favorable review from the Congressional Budget Office and unanimous support from the Senate Finance Committee. Its goal is to push Medicare costs down by improvement chronic disease management services and care coordination at home. Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) even vowed to “get this bill through” in his closing remarks.

CONNECT for Health Act of 2017

May 5, 2017

The Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act of 2017 was reintroduced this week A long-anticipated bill to expand telemedicine and telehealth services in Medicare has made it to Capitol Hill, adding to the growing list of digital health legislation in the nation’s capital.

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.