Category: Mental Health

FAQs on Telehealth and HIPAA during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency

What is telehealth?The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S.Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) defines telehealth as the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support and promote long-distance clinical health care, patient andprofessional health-related education, and public health and healthadministration. Technologies include videoconferencing,...

HHS Issues $1.5B in Grants for Opioid Abuse Treatment, Including Telehealth

The grants are part of a two-year program launched by HHS’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to help states and Tribal organizations use telehealth and other resource to tackle the opioid abuse crisis. Federal officials are issuing roughly $1.5 billion to healthcare providers and other organizations...

How Employers Are Accelerating Virtual Care, Telehealth Adoption

Eight in ten large employers see virtual care and telehealth solutions as playing a significant role in healthcare delivery. Employers are emphasizing virtual care and telehealth in their healthcare benefit and care delivery strategies during the coronavirus pandemic, a recent survey by the Business Group on Health revealed. The organization...

Telehealth sweet spot? Remote monitoring of patients with cardiovascular or respiratory disease, AHRQ says

In the coming years according to the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the medical industry could see telehealth technologies being used to monitor maternal and pediatric care, and dermatology. For now though the supporting data amplifies the benefits of telehealth in reducing hospital readmission’s and improving...

New York’s Telehealth Legislation Stresses Remote Monitoring

Starting in January 1, 2016 New York will be among the number of states providing healthcare reimbursement for telehealth services from both commercial health plans and Medicaid.   By Vera Gruessner on October 22, 2015 Telehealth legislation continues to break new ground, as more states adopt telemedicine coverage and payment parity laws are...
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