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Growth of telemedicine slowed by internet access, insurance billing

Published Saturday, November 30, 2019
Telemedicine has made strides in Indiana since the state passed its first major piece of legislation in 2015, regulating the new technology and requiring private payers and Medicaid to cover telehealth services. Today, more hospitals and providers are offering consultations and services through virtual visits than ever before, and more rural Hoosiers are more»

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Releases 2020 Physician Fee Schedule

Published Friday, November 22, 2019

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized their CY 2020 proposed revisions related to the Physicians Fee Schedule (PFS). For items related to telehealth, CMS has decided to finalize their proposal to add three new codes for a bundled episode of care for treatment of opioid use disorder to the list of services that are eligible for telehealth reimbursement.

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Sheba Medical Center aims to become world’s 1st VR-based hospital

Published Thursday, November 14, 2019
Sheba Medical Center (SMC) in Israel has announced that it is working with XRHealth, a healthcare technology company specializing in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality, to become the first fully VR-based hospital in the world. This mission, according to a prepared statement, is a significant piece of the facility’s plan to be “a center more»

School-based telehealth program reduces ED visits by pediatric asthma patients

Published Friday, November 8, 2019

There's a potentially large impact school-based telehealth programs can have on children with chronic illnesses.

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Grant used to create VR of patient's perspective

Published Friday, November 8, 2019
For the very first time, a virtual reality simulation depicting patients challenged by social determinants of health will be used as a clinical tool to train providers caring for these special populations. The project using VR to raise awareness and empathy in local health care providers is the result of a collaboration between the UC College of Nursing, more»

CCHP: Updated 50 State Telehealth Laws & Reimbursement Policies Report: FALL 2019

Published Tuesday, October 22, 2019

CCHP’s semi-annual State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Policies report offers the nation’s most current summary guide of Medicaid provider manuals, applicable state laws, and telehealth-related regulations for all fifty states and the District of Columbia. This report serves as a vital resource for policymakers, health care professionals, and health advocates on how each state defines, governs, and regulates technology-enabled health care, noting policy trends across key topic areas.

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New Telehealth Clinic in Vincennes

Published Wednesday, October 16, 2019
VINCENNES - A Vincennes elementary school is the latest in the state to receive a telehealth clinic from Indiana Rural Health Association. Medical personnel at Good Samaritan Hospital will now be able to remotely examine students at Francis Vigo Elementary while the children are still at school. The 365 students will gain access to the clinic with prior more»

Implementation best practices

Published Thursday, October 10, 2019

Five telehealth technology experts share their decades of expertise, with advice to help healthcare CIOs and other IT leaders launch new telemedicine programs.

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