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The key administrative, clinical, technical, and ethical principles that should be considered in the course of providing telerehabilitation services. They are based primarily on the American Telemedicine Association’s Core Standards for Telemedicine Operations, and describe additional considerations that are present across applications within telerehabilitation and its related fields.
The Atlas includes measures of patient and caregiver experiences with care coordination, as well as experiences of health care professionals and health system managers. To provide context to Atlas users and facilitate presentation of care coordination measurement approaches, we developed a care coordination measurement framework.
This excerpt from the Federal Register, dated Thursday, April 7, 2011, contains the notice with comment period for the Medicare program waiver designed in connection with the Medicare Shared Savings Program and the Innovcation Center.
Earlier this month CMS released a clarification of its policies that affect the use of telemedicine services in CAH emergency departments. The clarification better defines the requirement of placing physicians on a call list and having them available at short notice in CAHs, and explains doctors consulting or practicing in CAH emergency departments are largely exempt from these requirements.
In 2014, the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing funded a study of telehealth laws as they relate to health care professional licensing laws. The study was intended to both educate about telehealth and provide an overview that compares Utah law with the laws of other states and the federal government. The study was also intended to summarize positions on telehealth by various organizations.
These guidelines provide an update to the previously published Core Standards for Telemedicine Operations (Nov. 2007) and cover fundamental requirements to be followed when providing healthcare services using telecommunications technologies, and other electronic communications between patients, practitioners and other healthcare providers.
In July, Indiana scored a major win on the telemedicine legislative front. A new telemedicine state statute went into effect which expands the use of telemedicine together with certain prescribing rights (without an in-person office visit).
As of March 25, 2016, there have been 133 telehealth related bills introduced in 30 states across the nation. The most common legislation addresses reimbursement, telehealth professional standards, the need for in-person examinations, prescribing, and cross-state licensing.