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Rural Crosswalk: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19

Published Thursday, August 27, 2020

Many children respond better to therapists on a telehealth screen than face to face

Published Monday, August 24, 2020
MEBS Counseling, a community-based behavioral health provider, offers children and their families evidence-based behavioral health services in the Northern Kentucky area. The agency delivers counseling and community-based services, including psychotherapy, behavioral health assessments and targeted case management (TCM), for children and adults with complex more»

Two UMTRC States Recognized by HRSA

Published Friday, August 21, 2020

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Congresswoman’s Telehealth Bill Combines 9 Other Pieces of Legislation

Published Wednesday, August 19, 2020
August 18, 2020 - A Missouri Congresswoman has introduced a telehealth bill that combines nine other connected health bills into one piece of legislation. The Telehealth Act (HR 7992), sponsored by US Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO), aims to give lawmakers a more manageable - albeit cherry-picked - plan to expand telehealth access and coverage, including several more»

CMS May Eliminate Most Emergency Codes for COVID-19 Telehealth Services

Published Tuesday, August 18, 2020
August 14, 2020 - While Congress debates extending telehealth coverage and President Trump tries to compel it through an Executive Order, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is poised to eliminate most of the temporary codes created during the coronavirus pandemic to expand connected health. According to the proposed 2021 Physician Fee more»

CMS CY 2021 Physician Fee Schedule Proposals

Published Thursday, August 13, 2020

Expanding access to telehealth is a 'hundreds-of-billion-dollar question'

Published Wednesday, August 12, 2020
It's no surprise, at this point, that interest in telehealth has shot up in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the public health crisis, the federal government has enacted dozens of short-term policies making telehealth easier to access – recently supplemented by President Donald Trump's executive order earlier this month. But telehealth's more»

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»