Patients are becoming consumers in health care.
The two-fold purpose of this program is to use telehealth networks to increase access to behavioral health care services in rural and frontier communities and to conduct evaluations of those efforts to establish an evidence-base for assessing the effectiveness of tele-behavioral health care for patients, providers, and payers. Applications are due 6/25/2018.
It stands to significantly improve senior care.
Survey shows reimbursement remains a barrier.
The CMS has made a commitment to keep rural communities in mind when developing regulations.
Physicians are still looking for the best ways to use technology to improve patient care.