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Telehealth Helping to Examine Rural Patients for Virus

Published Friday, March 27, 2020
BLOOMINGTON - The Indiana Rural Schools Clinic Network is helping patients in smaller communities connect with physicians while still practicing social distancing. The organization is working with healthcare providers in several rural counties to utilize telehealth technology that had been previously installed in schools. The network has been the more»

What Will Happen With Telehealth When the Emergency is Over?

Published Monday, March 23, 2020
March 23, 2020 - As healthcare providers embrace new telehealth and mHealth services to address the Coronavirus pandemic, they should remember one thing: Capture and store all the data. Federal and state agencies are revising guidelines and reducing barriers to connected health at a dizzying pace, giving providers the opportunity to try things more» Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Published Thursday, March 19, 2020
Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is posting an update to its Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the website to aid state Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) agencies in their response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. CMS is taking this action to continue its efforts to more»

Telehealth Coverage Policies In The Time Of COVID-19 To Date

Published Thursday, March 19, 2020

CCHP's updated COVID-19 Fact Sheet with new state actions can now be found on CCHP's newly formed COVID-19 Telehealth Coverage Policies and State Actions Web pages. 



Published Tuesday, March 17, 2020
INTRODUCTION: Under President Trump’s leadership, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has broadened access to Medicare telehealth services so that beneficiaries can receive a wider range of services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility. These policy changes build on the regulatory flexibilities more»

Reid Health offers free virtual COVID-19 screenings

Published Monday, March 16, 2020
Reid Health has made a free virtual COVID-19 screening available through its Reid HealthNOW urgent care app so people with concerns about the virus can make contact with health professionals from home. "This is an ideal tool for people who suspect exposure and-or have mild symptoms as a way to get medical attention without risking travel to a healthcare more»

Telehealth Coverage Policies in the Time of COVID-19

Published Monday, March 16, 2020
JUST RELEASED: Telehealth policy changes made in the face of addressing COVID-19 have been rapidly developing and changing on an almost daily basis. The Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) has developed a fact sheet summarizing the developments thus far as they relate to telehealth policy on the federal and state level. Keep in mind, that this more»

Whitmer Administration Expands Telemedicine, Urges President Trump to Permit ACA Special Enrollment Period During COVID-19

Published Thursday, March 12, 2020
LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that her administration will expand access to telemedicine for Michiganders by immediately allowing Medicaid beneficiaries to receive services in their home while the state combats the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). In addition, insurance plans like Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, more»