Category: Virtual Exam and Virtual Care

Medicaid Telehealth Policies States Can Make Permanent to Ensure Access for Children/Families

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, state Medicaid agencies have temporarily expanded their telehealth coverage and reimbursement policies in varying degrees. States, providers, advocates and families recognize the important role that telehealth has played in maintaining access to care during the pandemic and are now turning to the difficult...

Three virtual care components every senior care facility needs

As with any crisis, COVID-19 has exposed and widened existing cracks in the foundations of our nation’s healthcare infrastructure. This instability is particularly evident in senior care, given the extreme levying of pressure on health systems, providers and staff. With the weight of the pandemic miring classic models of...

Telehealth’s post-pandemic future: Where do we go from here?

SEP 7, 2020 Len Strazewski Concerned about exposing patients and their families to COVID-19, doctors and other health professionals are expanding telehealth services, using a variety of audio and video technology to make connections. Meg Barron, the AMA’s vice president of digital innovation, reported that even prior to the...

Virtual Doctors Add Eye Exams, Mental Health Under Trump Order (1)

Doctors treating patients virtually can provide new services like eye exams and certain mental health visits after the pandemic subsides under an executive order announced Monday. As part of the order, the Agriculture Department and Federal Communications Commission are partnering to boost broadband access to rural communities, bolstering telehealth efforts...

Feasibility and Acceptability of Using a Telehealth Platform to Monitor Cardiovascular Risk Factors

American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy
Feasibility and Acceptability of Using a Telehealth Platform to Monitor Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Survivors at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease EllenChang1, AleksiIukuridze2, MeaganEchevarria2, Jennifer BeranoTeh2, DayanaChanson2, BonnieKy3, Eric J.Chow4, RyotaroNakamura5, LanieLindenfeld2, Saro H.Armenian2 1Department of Hematology and Oncology, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 2Department...

Telehealth Policy in a Post-COVID-19 World – Insights from CCHP’s Executive Director

During the COVID-19 crisis, there has been unprecedented interest in the use of telehealth as its unique qualities make it an invaluable tool when faced with a highly infectious disease.  Pre-COVID-19 telehealth policy barriers have been removed at a rapid rate, however, these changes are temporary.  Once the initial...

CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 – Physicians and Other Clinicians

 Physicians and Other Clinicians: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 Since the beginning of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the Trump Administration has issued an unprecedented array of temporary regulatory waivers and new rules to equip the American healthcare system with maximum flexibility to respond to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus...

CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 – Hospitals

 Hospitals: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 The Trump Administration is issuing an unprecedented array of temporary regulatory waivers and new rules to equip the American healthcare system with maximum flexibility to respond to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Made possible by President Trump’s recent emergency declaration and emergency...

CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 – Long Term Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities and/or Nursing Facilities)

 Long Term Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities and/or Nursing Facilities): CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 Since the beginning of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the Trump Administration has issued an unprecedented array of temporary regulatory waivers and new rules to equip the American healthcare system with maximum flexibility to...

CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 – Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)

 Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs): CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 Since the beginning of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the Trump Administration has issued an unprecedented array of temporary regulatory waivers and new rules to equip the American healthcare system with maximum flexibility to...

CCHP Releases Spring 2020 50 State Report, with Pre-COVID-19 Policies

The updated Spring 2020 version of CCHP’s “State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Policies” Report is available today!  The Spring 2020 edition offers policymakers, health advocates and other interested health care professionals a detailed compendium of state telehealth laws, regulations and Medicaid policies.  It is important to note that since...

Telehealth: Delivering Care Safely During COVID-19

During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, HHS has taken steps to make it easier to provide telehealth services. Telehealth — sometimes referred to as telemedicine — describes the use of 2-way communication technology for certain health care services. We encourage health care providers to adopt and use telehealth as a...
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