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National Organizations and Resources

National Conference of State Legislatures
A summary of state laws and requirements for Medicaid and private insurance coverage of telehealth services.
American Telemedicine Association (ATA)
National membership organization’s web site includes information on meetings & education, standards & guidelines, and public policy
Center for Telemedicine and e-Health Law
Information and webinars on telemedicine issues and public policy
Telehealth Resource Centers (TRCs)
TRCs have been established to provide assistance, education and information to organizations and individuals who are actively providing or interested in providing medical care at a distance.
TRC National Webinar Series
The TRC Webinar Series provides timely information and demonstrations to support and guide the development of your telehealth program. These webinars are FREE to the public on the 3rd Thursday of each month.
Northwest Region Telehealth Resource Center (NRTRC)
Telehealth programs from Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, and Alaska. Information, resources and access to expert staff and colleagues for getting started in telehealth.
The Southwest Telehealth Resource Center (SWTRC)
SWTRC was created to advance the effective use of telemedicine services throughout the Southwest. Web site has information, resources and access to expert staff and colleagues for getting started in telehealth.
Four Corners Telehealth Consortium
Consortium of telehealth programs from Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah
Telehealth Glossary of Terms
Glossary and list of acronyms for Telehealth professionals
Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP)
The CCHP is a public interest organization that develops and advances telehealth policy solutions to promote improvements in health and health care systems.

Administrative & Regulatory Considerations

Questions to Ask Your Telemedicine Malpractice Carrier
What questions a practitioner should ask a malpractice insurer when making a decision on whether a liability insurance plan will cover the practice of telemedicine.
50 State Telemedicine Gaps Analysis
Professional licensure portability and practice standards for providers using telemedicine are some of the biggest challenges for health care providers considering telemedicine adoption.
The State Federation of Medical Boards
A national not-for-profit organization representing the 70 medical and osteopathic boards of the United States and its territories, including 14 state boards of osteopathic medicine.
Compliance with all State/federal laws
This module addresses many of the legal and regulatory issues affecting telehealth.
Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL)
DOPL Administers and enforces specific laws related to the licensing and regulation of certain occupations and professions.
Compliance with all Credentialing, privileging regulations
Physician credentialing and privileging agreement between hospitals.
Telehealth Resource Center Medical Malpractice and Liability
What is medical malpractice? What are the medical malpractice issues when practicing telemedicine? How do I ensure that I am covered when performing telemedicine services?
Telemedicine Policy to Improve Access to Care for Patients (2014)
The American Medical Association (AMA) believes that the appropriate use of telemedicine to deliver care to patients could greatly improve access and quality of care, while maintaining patient safety.
Telehealth Resource Centers HIPAA and Telehealth
Compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is more complex than simply using products that claim to be “HIPAA-compliant.”

Research

National Telehealth Policy Resource Center's Catalog of Peer-reviewed Studies
Studies that have been designed to measure the use of telehealth in achieving one or more of the goals of the Triple Aim. Each of the telehealth studies is U.S. based with a primary focus on outcomes, quality and/or cost of telehealth programs.

Reimbursement

Utah

UHIN Telehealth Standard
Utah Health Information Network billing process and telehealth modifiers
Utah Medicaid
Medicaid is a source of health insurance coverage for Utah’s vulnerable populations.
Utah Medicaid Provider Manual
Section one of the Utah Medicaid Provider Manual.
Utah State Laws and Reimbursement Policies
The Center for Connected Health Policy helps you stay informed about telehealth-related laws, regulations, and Medicaid programs.

Federal

CMS Medicare Telehealth Services Rural Health Fact Sheet (2017)
This publication provides information on Medicare telehealth services.
CMS Medicare Telehealth Payment Eligibility Analyzer
Find out if an authorized originating site is eligible for Medicare telehealth payment.
CMS Episode Payment Models (EPMs)
The Center for Connected Health Policy Fact Sheet summaries the final rule changes to Medicare’s telehealth policy for EPMs.

Federal Funding Programs

Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT), HRSA, DHHS
Telemedicine network grants; getting started guides; links to other telehealth resources
USDA Telecommunications – Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grant Program
Grants focus on equipment for rural sites for telemedicine and distance learning
Grants.Gov
For searchable postings of all federal grant opportunities

Equipment

Arizona Telemedicine Program
Using Telemediquette to Make Your Telemedicine Encounters Effective
The National Telehealth Technology Assessment Resource Center (TTAC)
TTAC releases assessments on various devices and are a valuable resource for equipment and peripherals.
Ploycom’s Guide to Video Etiquette (pdf)
Ploycom has outlined a few key fundamentals to follow that will make video conferences positive experiences for everyone. Check out their website for hilarious videos on what not to do!
NRTRC Video Conferencing Technology
Video toolkit aimed at helping care providers prepare for using telehealth videoconferencing.

Media Services - Training

There are numerous training courses, some provide certification and continuing education credits.

American Telemedicine Association Accredited Telemedicine Training Programs
Accredited high-quality telemedicine education programs.
American Telemedicine Association: Accreditation Program for Online Patient Consultations
Recognizes organizations providing online, real-time patient health services that comply with operational, clinical and consumer-related standards.
Telehealth Resource Centers: Finding Training Programs
Guidance in identifying: 1) training content required by different staff providing or receiving Telemedicine services, 2) types of training available, and 3) sources of training.
Arizona Telemedicine Program: Telemedicine Training Program
Program offers 1-day training courses on telemedicine.
Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority (NARBHA): Telepsychiatry Basics
Training modules, covering clinical and administrative/technical aspects, including AIMS via telemed demo.
California Telehealth Resource Center Videos
Videos that incorporate best practices in telehealth to meet the needs of a variety of telemedicine programs.
Southern California Telemedicine Learning Center
Dynamic learning environment where practitioners, administrators, managers, and telemedicine coordinators develop the skills and knowledge needed to enhance the quality of tele-health care in their communities.
NRTRC Professional and Clinical Considerations
Video toolkit aimed at helping care providers prepare for using telehealth videoconferencing.

Network

Universal Service Administrative Company Rural Health Care Division (USAC-RHCD)
Telecommunications discounts for eligible rural health care facilities
Utah Saint
UtahSAINT is a professional organization of technical and network security professionals throughout the State of Utah and beyond.
US-CERT
US-CERT responds to major incidents, analyzing threats, and exchanging critical cybersecurity information with trusted partners around the world.

UEN Network Bandwidth
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