24Feb, 2016

Florida Expands Telehealth Allowing Controlled Substance Prescribing

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New regulations allowing controlled substance prescribing in Florida using telehealth services expands the telemedicine industry even further.  As of March 21, 2016, Florida Administrative Code r. 64B8-9.0141 (Standards for Telemedicine Practice) was updated. The newly amended rule reads, subsection (4) Controlled substances shall not be prescribed for the use of telemedicine except for the treatment of psychiatric disorders. This provision does not preclude physicians or physician assistants from ordering controlled substances through the use of telemedicine for patients hospitalized in a facility licensed pursuant to Chapter 395, F.S. This new exemption allows for health […]
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23Feb, 2016

Medicare And Private Insurer Reimbursements Expanding For Telehealth

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Telehealth is becoming the fastest expanding field for medical services, with Medicare and private insurer companies now offering more reimbursements. What this means for the public is that telehealth services will be made more widely available. It will also make things easier for medical providers to offer these innovative healthcare options to people in need of healthcare. As the demand for telemedicine services keeps expanding, insurance companies are scrambling to establish their position in what will definitely become a large part of healthcare in the next few years. What Is Telehealth? Telehealth or telemedicine […]
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10Feb, 2016

Report Shows Telemedicine Is Satisfactory In Diagnosing Children

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Telemedicine Proves An Effective Means For Treatment A recent study completed by Yale University and published in the February 5th issue of Pediatrics shows that online telehealth examinations were just as effective as that done in-person. The study examined 132 patients who ranged in age from 2 months to 36 months. The reports “showed excellent agreement between bedside and telemedicine observers across all scores,” The main goals of this study were to address the shortage of pediatric clinicians while testing the viability of telehealth for ER diagnoses. The researchers noted that this was a good start in […]
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