Category: Medicaid

Bipartisan support keeps telehealth adoption moving forward

Over the last decade, few issues in politics have been more polarizing than healthcare. It’s driven a deep wedge between Democrats and Republicans, particularly following the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the subsequent efforts to repeal it, and has caused rifts within those parties. Yet despite...

California Expands Medicaid Tele-Health Policy

The California Department of Health Care Services (“DHCS”) recently revised its Medi-Cal telehealth policy to allow providers increased flexibility in their use of telehealth as a modality for delivering medically necessary services to their patients. The policy is retroactively effective as of July 1, 2019, and fee-for-service providers must submit claims for...

California Expands Medicaid Coverage for Telehealth, mHealth Services

The state’s Department of Health Care Services has amended its connected health coverage guidelines to include, among other things, eConsults, asynchronous telehealth and home-based care. By Eric Wicklund August 27, 2019 – California’s Department of Health Care Services has made some significant changes to its telehealth and mHealth coverage, giving...

SNF Telehealth Adoption Hampered By Capital and Cultural Obstacles

By Maggie Flynn | July 28, 2019 Skilled nursing providers are becoming increasingly interested in telehealth technology as a way of improving clinical outcomes and reducing care costs. But systemic obstacles blocking capital investment — and SNFs’ generally narrow margins — and cultural resistance mean that it’s hard for...

Telehealth services expand at state level, but adoption barriers remain

American Telemedicine Association’s “State of the States Report” finds progress, but still sees strategies for states to be incentivized to adopt pro-telehealth policies. By Nathan EddyJuly 19, 201911:03 AM Expansion of telehealth coverage and reimbursement at the state level has grown since 2017, according to the latest American Telemedicine...

ATA Releases 2019 Update of State-by-State Telehealth Report Cards

The American Telemedicine Association has updated its survey of state telehealth coverage and reimbursement policies and laws, which was last issued in 2017 By Eric Wicklund July 19, 2019 – Four out of every five US states have moved to improve telehealth coverage or reimbursement over the past two years,...

CCHP Report Finds Video-Based Telemedicine Coverage Is Nationwide

The latest report on state Medicaid coverage of telehealth by the Center for Connected Health Policy finds that video-based telemedicine is now covered in some form in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. By Eric Wicklund May 30, 2019 – Every state now offers Medicaid reimbursement for some...

Congress Eyes Another Shot at Telehealth for SNFs with RUSH Act Return

Lawmakers are poised to reintroduce the RUSH Act, which aims to give SNFs more incentives to use telehealth and telemedicine to improve patient care and reduce rehospitalizations. By Eric Wicklund March 04, 2019 – A proposal to give skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) more incentives to use telehealth and telemedicine will...
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