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.
New report, funded by the Milbank Memorial Fund, and compiled and written by the Center for Connected Health Policy.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) recently announced a new project to review Medicare payments for telehealth services.
The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact is now live in 18 of 22 member states, giving healthcare providers an enhanced platform to launch telemedicine services across state lines.
Four key challenges in the development of any telehealth programs are addressed, including: liability, licensure, reimbursement, and workflow.