HRSA Prepares Providers for End of Telehealth Flexibilities During COVID-19 PHE

May 31, 2022

The Department of Health and Human Services extended the COVID-19 public health emergency this week beyond the July 15 expiration to October. The eventual expiration of the declaration will lead to changes in certain flexibilities granted to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, especially when it comes to telehealth

NCQA Releases White Paper on The Impact of Telehealth on Health Equity

May 31, 2022

The report stemmed from an NCQA roundtable discussion on the future of virtual health care delivery in a post-pandemic world. Held in October 2021, the roundtable featured a diverse panel of experts in telehealth, technology, regulation, and policy, including individuals from MedStar Health, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and the National Partnership for Women and Families, among others.

State Telehealth Policy Changes

May 20, 2022

The Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) has released its bi-annual summary of state telehealth policy changes for Spring 2022. Additionally, we are also making available a state summary chart showing where states stand on many key telehealth policies, as well as an infographic highlighting our key findings.

Deborah LaMarche Telehealth Excellence Award Nomination

May 10, 2022

Now accepting nominations for the Deborah LaMarche Telehealth Excellence Award. Nominate an individual or organization in Utah that has accomplished outstanding work in the field of telehealth. Due date for nominations: June 30, 2022 at 5:00 pm. The winner will be announced at the UTN Advisory Council meeting on August 4, 2022

Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center

April 3, 2022

The Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center provides technical assistance in developing Telehealth networks and applications to serve rural and underserved communities.

Senate Passes Omnibus Spending Package with Health Provisions

March 21, 2022

The Senate last night passed a $1.5 trillion omnibus appropriations bill that would fund the federal government through the end of the current fiscal year. The House of Representatives passed the bill the previous day. The legislation also includes provisions beneficial to hospitals and health systems.

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