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Breaking: Telehealth Coverage Included in Coronavirus Spending Bill

Published Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Breaking: Telehealth Coverage Included in Coronavirus Spending Bill

Congressional leaders have agreed on a massive funding bill to address the coronavirus that authorizes Medicare to waive geographical restrictions on telehealth.

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Broadband and Student Performance Gaps – Quello Center | Michigan State University

Published Tuesday, March 3, 2020

BROADBAND AND STUDENT PERFORMANCE GAPS

Published Tuesday, March 3, 2020

This study was designed to understand the repercussions of absent or poor home Internet connectivity on student performance and the associated costs to society. The focus is on Internet connectivity outside of school among middle and high school students enrolled in rural and smalltown schools. This report examines how differences in the type and quality of home connectivity (eg, broadband vs. cell phone) relate to school performance and other student outcomes in grades 8-11, in fifteen predominantly rural, Michigan, school districts. Inequalities related to income and race are often used to explain why some people still do not have Internet or broadband access at home. Often overlooked in this discussion is the role of geography. The role of location is not well understood because of difficulties in finding and studying contexts where Internet access is unavailable. In this study, many students do not have Internet access because they live in small towns, rural areas, or on farms that do not have an infrastructure to provide broadband Internet access or any Internet or cell phone service. If Internet access is available, it is often slow, and cell phone data access can be spotty and congested. Although poverty is also prevalent in these areas, many students live in households that would purchase high-speed home Internet access if it were available. 

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DEA releases proposed rule for telehealth treatment of substance use disorders

Published Friday, February 28, 2020
DEA releases proposed rule for telehealth treatment of substance use disorders February 28th, 2020 By CBS19 News Staff WASHINGTON (CBS19 NEWS) -- The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has announced plans to improve patient access to substance use disorder treatments via telehealth. Senator Mark Warner more»

Best Marketing and Promotion Tips for Telemedicine Professionals

Published Thursday, February 27, 2020
Best Marketing and Promotion Tips for Telemedicine Professionals By Pat Fredshaw on Feb 27, 2020 Technology has disrupted every atom of our society, and medicine is no exception. Through the practice of telemedicine, experts can now expand their user base and grow their business, while patients can get quicker access to healthcare than ever more»

USDA Grants Available to Purchase Equipment for Telemedicine and Distance Learning Programs

Published Monday, February 24, 2020
USDA Grants Available to Purchase Equipment for Telemedicine and Distance Learning Programs Written By: Barker Donelson A great opportunity has opened providing funds for telemedicine and distance learning investment in rural areas. $71 million is available with grants ranging from $50,000 to $1 million. On February 10, 2020, the United States more»

CDC in Action: Preparing Communities for Potential Spread of COVID-19

Published Sunday, February 23, 2020
Learn more about CDC’s Response to COVID-19 Preparing first responders, healthcare providers, and health systems Establishing visibility across healthcare systems to understand healthcare use, particularly surges in demand for medical care and associated resources. Conducting extensive outreach to clinical and hospital professional organizations more»

CMS Loosens Restrictions on Telehealth for Certain Shared-Risk ACOs

Published Thursday, February 13, 2020

In a rule announced last month, CMS is giving certain ACOs at risk of owing money back to Medicare because they haven't hit spending targets more freedom to use telehealth, including services delivered to the beneficiary's home.

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Telehealth visits could reach tipping point in 2020

Published Friday, February 7, 2020

 

Telehealth visits could reach tipping point in 2020

Telehealth visits are poised to grow in popularity thanks to advances in mobile technology and better reimbursement models.

Published 07 Feb 2020

Writer: Makenzie Holland

If patients are suffering from concussion symptoms, it wouldn't matter if they lived eight minutes or eight hours from the Children's Health Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Plano, Texas.

 
The teleconcussion program demonstrates just how far telehealth has come in recent years. That's thanks to a combination of factors including improved reimbursement models and better, more accessible mobile technology. Indeed, consumer devices like the Apple Watch and Fitbit are raising awareness about how devices can help collect health data, and new products specific to healthcare like TytoCare's examination kit are helping extend a health system's reach beyond the physical examination room.  
 
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