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CONGRESS PROPOSES CHANGE TO RYAN HAIGHT ACT TO ALLOW TELEMEDICINE PRESCRIBING OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

Published Monday, March 5, 2018

It seems the efforts of telemedicine advocates to change federal law and allow greater prescribing of controlled substances are no longer falling on deaf ears. Congress just released a pair of draft discussion bills to amend the federal Ryan Haight Act.

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CMS RELEASES NEW TELEHEALTH FACT SHEET

Published Monday, February 19, 2018

The Medicare Learning Network has just published the new fact sheet with useful definitions, guidelines, and resources for Telehealth in 2018.

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TOP 5 WAYS TELEHEALTH WILL CHANGE UNDER THE NEW FEDERAL FUNDING BILL

Published Friday, February 16, 2018
February 14, 2018 by Thomas B. Ferrante & Nathaniel M. Lacktman in Healthcare Law Today The telemedicine industry has been abuzz upon learning that provider-friendly legislation was included in the new federal Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed into law by the President on February 9, 2018. But telehealth providers, hospitals, and entrepreneurs need more»

TELEMEDICINE: THE VALUE BEYOND REIMBURSEMENT

Published Sunday, February 11, 2018

As telemedicine continues to play an ever-greater role in health care delivery, it is increasingly important that health systems and providers develop a strategy for implementing a telemedicine solution that can lead to scalable and sustainable growth.

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MEDICAID TELEHEALTH REIMBURSEMENT: ASK PERMISSION OR BEG FORGIVENESS

Published Thursday, January 4, 2018

"...telehealth clinicians wanting to provide and bill for services delivered to Medicaid recipients should do their due diligence. That means being cautious not to use nationally published policy guides as the sole source of truth for determining what is covered."

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STUDY FINDS NO DIFFERENCE IN QUALITY BETWEEN TELEHEALTH, FACT-TO-FACE COMMUNICATION

Published Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Web-based doctor-patient interactions showed no difference in quality when compared to face-to-face communication, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

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FCC ENDS NET NEUTRALITY IN PARTISAN 3-2 VOTE, FUELING OUTRAGE

Published Thursday, December 14, 2017

via Healthcare IT News: "The landmark decision, according to Chairman Ajit Pai, will promote competition among internet providers."

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TELEMEDICINE ADVOCATES CRY FOUL OVER FCC'S NET NEUTRALITY PLAN

Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Via mHealth Intelligence: "Ending net neutrality rules would force healthcare providers to choose between telemedicine and profits, some experts say. Others feel it would stifle telehealth expansion into underserved areas."

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