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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.

Providing Disaster Victims with Remote Medical Care

October 31, 2016

Teladoc and American Red Cross Partner to Provide Disaster Victims with Remote Medical Care Through Leading Telehealth Platform. Through this pilot collaboration, Teladoc will make its network of physicians available to people helped by the Red Cross whose access to health care providers has been limited or is unavailable after large-scale disasters.

How Telemedicine Is Transforming Health Care

July 6, 2016

The revolution is finally here-raising a host of questions for regulators, providers, insurers and patients. After years of big promises, telemedicine is finally living up to its potential. Driven by faster internet connections, ubiquitous smartphones and changing insurance standards, more health providers are turning to electronic communications to do their jobs-and it’s upending the delivery of health care.