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Greene County General quickly transitions school telehealth to countywide program

Published Monday, August 10, 2020
Before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, Greene County General Hospital in Linton, Indiana, faced challenges in providing access to care because the area has transportation barriers. THE PROBLEM Greene County spans 546 miles, and has a population of about 30,000. Even though the healthcare organization offers four rural health clinics throughout the county, more»

NorthShore UHS Plans Telehealth Program to Monitor Discharged Patients

Published Friday, August 7, 2020
August 06, 2020 - The NorthShore University HealthSystem is launching a telehealth program to track certain patients during and after the transition from hospital to home. The Chicago-based health systems is partnering with Carnegie Mellon University and digital health company physIQ on the remote patient monitoring program, targeted at patients with heart more»

CMS NEWS: Trump Administration Proposes to Expand Telehealth Benefits Permanently for Medicare Beneficiaries Beyond the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and Advances Access to Care in Rural Areas

Published Wednesday, August 5, 2020
CMS NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2020 Contact: CMS Media Relations (202) 690-6145 | CMS Media Inquiries Trump Administration Proposes to Expand Telehealth Benefits Permanently for Medicare Beneficiaries Beyond the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and Advances Access to Care in Rural Areas Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule would make more»

Indiana Providers, VA Eye 3 New Telehealth Programs for Veterans

Published Monday, August 3, 2020
July 23, 2020 - Two Indiana institutions are working with the Department of Veterans Affairs to develop three new telehealth services for veterans in the state. The Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute are partnering with the VA’s Quality Enhance Research Initiative (QUERI) on a program to evaluate and launch connected more»

Trump administration renews public health emergency after urging from states

Published Friday, July 24, 2020
The Trump administration has renewed the public health emergency for the coronavirus, ensuring that critical resources to fight the pandemic can continue while much of the country battles rising caseloads. The news will come as relief to health care groups who worried that President Donald Trump would let the emergency declaration lapse when it was set to more»

Telehealth in the Pandemic and Beyond: The Policies That Made It Possible, and the Policies That Can Expand Its Potential

Published Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Summary - The COVID-19 outbreak has ushered in an unprecedented acceleration in the use of telehealth services. Telehealth gives patients who have few local providers more health care options and allows them to avoid waiting rooms and other contact while receiving care. Widespread user satisfaction with telehealth during the pandemic suggests that many more»

The looming end to the telehealth boom

Published Monday, July 20, 2020
The COVID-19-induced state of Public Health Emergency (PHE) has been the most catalytic event for digital health that I have seen over my last decade of working at the intersection of healthcare, technology and policy. As a CMS colleague of mine recently described, we have advanced telehealth by five years in a period of five weeks. Of the dozen state more»

Early Impact Of CMS Expansion Of Medicare Telehealth During COVID-19

Published Friday, July 17, 2020
During the Coronavirus pandemic, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has taken unprecedented action to expand telehealth for Medicare beneficiaries. Since people were advised to stay at home to reduce risk of exposure of COVID-19, there was an urgency to increase access to telehealth services to help people who need routine care and allow more»