Telehealth Care Quality Better Than In-Person For Some Measures

October 4, 2022

New research shows that telehealth can enhance healthcare quality, with telehealth patients experiencing a similar or better performance in some quality measures than patients receiving in-person care.

Medicare Telehealth

October 4, 2022

Actions Needed to Strengthen Oversight and Help Providers Educate Patients on Privacy and Security Risks.

Introduction to school-based telehealth

October 4, 2022

School-based telehealth improves and expands a student’s ability to access health care providers. Increased access to health care helps students stay or become healthy and focus on learning.

CMS Announces Roadmap for End of the COVID-19 PHE

August 29, 2022

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on August 18 that it has developed a roadmap for the eventual end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE). During the COVID-19 PHE, CMS has used emergency waiver authorities to establish regulatory flexibilities for providers that enabled access to health care. Most of these waivers and flexibilities will terminate at the end of the PHE. CMS developed an initiative for reestablishing program requirements and health and safety standards when the PHE ends.

Intermountain’s Dr. Todd Vento Wins UETN Telehealth Excellence Award

August 26, 2022

Intermountain Healthcare’s Dr. Todd Vento is the 2022 winner of the 3rd annual Deborah LaMarche Telehealth Excellence Award.

HHS Delivers Guidance on Nondiscrimination in Telehealth

August 1, 2022

With this guidance, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and DOJ’s Civil Rights Division (CRT) explain how various federal laws require making telehealth accessible to people with disabilities and limited English proficient persons. These laws include Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504),1 the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA),2 Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI),3 and Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Section 1557), 4 (collectively, “federal civil rights laws”). Section 1557 regulations specifically provide that covered health programs or activities provided by covered entities through electronic or information technology.

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