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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»

Telepharmacy Essential to Mitigating COVID-19 Pandemic

Published Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Telepharmacy Essential to Mitigating COVID-19 Pandemic Adam Chesler, PharmD & Jessica Adams, PharmD | March 17, 2020 The world is facing an uncertain and disconcerting time and people will be looking to their local healthcare professionals to provide them with medicine, a reassuring smile, and maybe someone to talk to. While businesses are shutting 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»

Challenges of New Medicare Telehealth Rules Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Published Wednesday, March 11, 2020

New Medicare telehealth rules passed to increase testing for and treatment of COVID-19 contain technical challenges that may make it difficult for providers.


Health Insurance Providers Respond to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Published Friday, March 6, 2020

The health and well-being of millions of Americans remains our highest priority. Health insurance providers are committed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus strain COVID-19. We are activating emergency plans to ensure that Americans have access to the prevention, testing, and treatment needed to handle the current situation.


HIMSS Announces Cancellation of the 2020 HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition

Published Thursday, March 5, 2020

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we have continued to monitor the situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus). Made apparent by recent reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the virus continues to spread globally and the situation is so dynamic that each day brings a new development. It is clearly necessary to cancel the 2020 HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition.