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AMA calls for action to help telehealth flourish post-pandemic

The use of telehealth has exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic, but critical issues related to health inequity, state medical licensure requirements, regulation and payment must be addressed for this mode of care to continue to flourish beyond the public health emergency. The AMA House of Delegates (HOD) took several actions with...

Will telehealth be the new frontline of healthcare?

Lori Prestesater shares three key factors that should be taken into consideration if healthcare providers are to continue along their trajectory towards being truly digitally driven Digitally delivered healthcare saw significant changes during the pandemic – but are these innovations here to stay? Telehealth can be more efficient, give patients...

CMS proposes to expand the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model nationwide

Public and private providers are keen on expanding their home health programs after seeing how well it worked during the pandemic. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued a proposed home health rule aimed at accelerating the shift to value by expanding the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model nationwide. The CY2022 Home...

What we’ve learned about using telehealth to reach older adults during COVID-19

As COVID-19 case counts rose and sheltering in place became a public health mandate, telehealth use skyrocketed nationwide as previous regulatory restrictions were lifted and providers and patients found safe ways to access care. But despite the rapid uptake in telehealth nationally, prevailing inequities in internet and technology access...

Expansion of telehealth services must be sustained

The rapid growth and large-scale adoption of telehealth services over the past 18 months has allowed physicians to deliver a broad range of badly needed services to patients nationwide in an innovative, cost-effective manner. Now it’s time to cement that success by making permanent the temporary easing of restrictions...

How to Increase Provider Utilization of Remote Patient Monitoring

Increasing provider utilization in remote patient monitoring starts with effective backend processes and leaning into technologies that they already trust. By Kelsey Waddill July 05, 2021 – Remote patient monitoring (RPM) took off during the coronavirus pandemic, but the industry will have to take decisive steps in order to build on that...

Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act of 2021

Connect for Health Act of 2021 Reintroduced Tuesday, June 22, 2021 On 29 April 2021, Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) reintroduced the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act of 2021, S. 1512 (the Act).1 The bill, which currently has 59 cosponsors in the Senate,2 aims...

Biden admin ‘absolutely supportive’ of telehealth once crisis ebbs, Becerra says

Dive Brief: The Biden administration’s top health policy official on Thursday reiterated his support for expanded telehealth access after the COVID-19 national emergency expires, as Congress considers a slate of bills that would permanently nix regulatory barriers to virtual care. “We are absolutely supportive of efforts to give us the...

Rosen Leads Bipartisan Group of Senators to Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Expand Access To Telehealth Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), and Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), led a bipartisan group of Senators – including Senators Jon Tester (D-MT), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) –...

As State Emergencies End, Providers Look for New Telehealth Limits

Healthcare providers in some states are scrambling to determine what their telehealth platforms can and can’t do in the wake of expiring state emergency declarations. By Eric Wicklund June 29, 2021 – As the pandemic eases and state public health emergencies expire, healthcare providers are scrambling to figure out what they can...
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