The VA's new telehealth program, posted in the Federal Register, enables VA practitioners to use connected care technology to treat veterans no matter where either the veteran or the doctor are located.
SB 870, sponsored by Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, would expand Medicare coverage for telemedicine.
Healthcare providers launching remote patient monitoring programs are focusing on money saved, as in reduced rehospitalizations, to justify their telehealth expenditures.
To help improve access to health care in Utah’s most remote areas, the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) has awarded the first grant under a new Telehealth Pilot Project.
The group overseeing the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact has set Jan. 19, 2018 as the go-live date, giving nurses in 26 states a pathway to practicing telehealth in multiple states.
CMS spent more money in 2016 on telehealth, with increases reported in reimbursements, claims submitted and originating sites. But reimbursement restrictions are hampering widespread adoption.