Providers Adapt to Telehealth to Identify Signs of Child Abuse and Neglect

With the pandemic cutting out in-person care and curbing wellness checkups, healthcare providers are using telehealth platforms to try and identify – and treat – cases of child abuse and neglect

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The CONNECT Act is Back, Giving Telehealth Policy a 4th Shot at Passage

The CONNECT for Health Act is back before Congress for a 4th time, and backers say the massive telehealth bill could cross the finish line this time on broad bipartisan support and pressure to set long-term connected health policy.

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Is Telehealth More Stressful for Nurses Than In-Person Care?

A new study out of the University of Missouri finds that nurses in some telehealth programs may be doing twice the work that they’d be doing treating patients in person.

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Senators Again Seek Telehealth Waivers for Home Healthcare Providers

A group of Senators has re-introduced a bill that would allow home healthcare providers to use telehealth in place of some in-person visits during a public health emergency.

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Florida Lawmakers Add Telehealth to Resources for Students in Crisis

Florida lawmakers have passed legislation that would allow schools and law enforcement to use telehealth to connect behavioral health counselors with students in crisis situations.

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Intermountain Bolsters Connected Health Footprint With Air Transport Service

Intermountain Healthcare is acquiring an air transport service that reaches eight states, a move that officials say will support and improve its far-reaching telehealth platform.

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South Shore Health Leverages Telehealth, RPM in New ‘SNF at Home’ Program

The Massachusetts health system is integrating remote patient monitoring tools into its year-old Mobile Integrated Health platform to improve care at home for patients with complex health concerns.

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5 Guidelines to Establishing a Post-Pandemic Telehealth Strategy

Telehealth adoption has soared during the coronavirus pandemic, and it will be part of the process once the crisis is over. Medical practices need to develop a strategy now that mixes in-person and virtual care

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Supreme Court Ruling May Help Providers With mHealth Messaging Strategies

A Supreme Court ruling involving Facebook has loosened the restrictions around autodialing, giving healthcare providers more leeway to use mHealth platforms for certain text messaging services.

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Telehealth Puts Truckers on the Path to Better Access, Health Outcomes

Truck drivers don’t typically have a healthy lifestyle. But a Texas company that’s using mHealth and telehealth to improve access to care and boost health outcomes could offer a model of care for the industry.

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Deaconess Health Finds Success in Tailoring Telehealth to Specific Patients

The Indiana health system has fine-tuned a remote patient monitoring program to treat specific chronic care patients and those with COVID-19, and is showing a significant decrease in hospitalizations and total costs of care.

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Telehealth Becoming a Preferred Platform for Cardiovascular Care

A Cedars-Sinai study finds that patients – especially minorities and underserved populations – took advantage of telehealth to meet with their care providers for cardiovascular services during the pandemic.

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AMA Lobbies CMS to Extend Medicare Coverage for Audio-Only Telehealth

The American Medical Association has sent a letter urging CMS to permanently extend Medicare coverage for audio-only telehealth services. Separately, CMS is being urged to include virtual care in the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program.

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Fitbit, Stanford Medicine Project Uses mHealth to Track College Athletes

Stanford Medicine is partnering with Fitbit to study the value on mHealth wearables in identifying and tracking infectious disease like COVID-19 among college athletes. Continue reading

CMS Expands Telehealth Coverage for Audiologists- Speech-Language Pathologists

CMS has added a number of CPT codes to the list of audiology and speech-language pathology services provided by telehealth that will be covered by Medicare during the coronavirus pandemic.

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