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"Why the Telemedicine Physical is Better than You Think"

Published Monday, May 4, 2020

Physicians who are new to telemedicine often fret about the appropriateness – and the limits – of a remote physical. Here are a few lessons we’ve learned at JeffConnect. 

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Home Eye Test for Children and Adults

Published Friday, May 1, 2020
It is possible to do some basic testing of your vision and the vision of your family members and friends at home. Home eye testing is not a substitute for a complete medical eye examination by an ophthalmologist. Testing your vision at home will not be as accurate as what your ophthalmologist can do. But home eye testing could help you discover a problem more»

CMS Opens Medicare Telehealth Waivers to Include Physical, Occupational, Speech Therapists

Published Thursday, April 30, 2020
More than a month after the federal government issued widespread waivers to expand telehealth coverage amid the COVID-19 pandemic, therapists will finally be able to provide remote interventions under Medicare. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Thursday announced that it will allow physical, occupational, and speech therapy more»

IRHA awarded $828,000 in HRSA funding to help combat COVID-19 in rural communities through technical assistance for telehealth

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2020

IRHA telehealth group presently dealing with “phones ringing off their hooks and floods of e-mails” requesting assistance in establishing and leveraging telehealth resources.

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COVID-19 physician well-being initiatives embrace family needs

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Washington saw its first case of COVID-19 in January and its first death from the virus in February. Three months later, the state continues to battle this crisis that has placed added stress and anxiety on physicians and other health professionals. To address stress during COVID-19, the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine in Seattle provides more»

Telehealth: Health care from the safety of our homes.

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Learn more about telehealth

For providers & patient 

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New and Expanded Flexibilities for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE)

Published Tuesday, April 21, 2020

New and Expanded Flexibilities for Rural Health Clinics. (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) ... Edition Article is for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally. Qualified Health Centers (FQHCsduring the COVID-19 Public Health

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Treating Substance Use Disorders in the Era of COVID-19

Published Tuesday, April 21, 2020
The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been wreaking havoc on a global scale. Since the first case appeared in the U.S. in January, over 750,000 people have been infected with this contagious pathogen and over 41,000 have died, with over 10,000 in New York City alone. Every aspect of society has been impacted by what is projected to be the largest mass more»