11Mar, 2016

Department Of Defense Expands Telemedicine For Military Members

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Telemedicine Continues To Expand Within The Government Members of the military have been seeking convenient, affordable health care for years and telehealth could play a huge role in assisting them meet their needs. In early February the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs for the U.S. Department of Defense, Jonathan Woodson, M.D. issued a memorandum making significant, beneficial changes to the Military Health System (MHS) and their policies regarding telehealth. The memorandum mentions that the MHS has been seeking additional options for providing health care. The Assistant Secretary has also been in support of […]
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8Mar, 2016

Telehealth Bill Sheds Light On Insurance Reimbursement

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Telemedicine: A Growing Field of Medicine Multiple organizations are looking to expand the current insurance reimbursement procedures for telemedicine providers across the country.  These organizations are looking to implement telemedicine services in an array of medical areas or at the very least, increase discussions of telehealth at a national level. The Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technology (CONNECT) for Health Act was proposed on February 3rd by Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), John Thune (R-SD), Mark Warner (D-Va.), and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) Telemedicine is quickly growing […]
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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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26Dec, 2015

Telemedicine A Driving Force Behind Innovation In 2016

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As telemedicine continues to be a driving force behind innovation into 2016, let’s take a look at some of the latest trends in healthcare. The growth of telehealth will be uninterrupted as a value-based strategy to generate revenue for providers and cut costs across the board by reducing the frequency and severity of hospital visits. Latest surveys show that telemedicine increases patient satisfaction (US National Library of Medicine) and satisfies the growing demand from patients for affordable and accessible healthcare options. Innovation In Telemedicine Some of the trends in 2016 […]
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23Dec, 2015

Insurers Continue To Offer Reimbursement For Telemedicine

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As telemedicine continues to be the driving force of convenient and affordable healthcare access, insurance companies are offering reimbursement to licensed providers in states across the country. The list of states with parity laws requiring coverage and reimbursement for telemedicine is growing at an alarming rate as telehealth continues to solidify itself as the future of healthcare. It is crucial to understand the various regulations and policies that are constantly being adopted to properly reimburse doctors and providers for using telemedicine services in their practice. The Rise In Reimbursement Government […]
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17Dec, 2015

Report Shows A Promising Future For Telemedicine

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There is a bright and promising future for the telemedicine industry; a new report shows many great milestones for this exciting medicinal field. Telehealth is a tool that utilizes online communication and other forms of telecommunications in order to provide quality health services. It is already being used to break down certain barriers that held doctors back in the past. This technology is growing at an exponential rate and is changing how people view the medical world. Telemedicine, The Future Of Healthcare The main goals of telemedicine are to provide better […]
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15Dec, 2015

Over 200 Telemedicine Bills In US Legislature

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As telemedicine services are quickly growing, private and government insurance plans are expanding to fit the demands of this exciting branch of healthcare. According to a report from the National Conference of State Legislatures, all but eight states passed, at least, one bill relating to telehealth. This year, state lawmakers have introduced over 200 bills relating to telemedicine. The Federation of State Medical Board has approved its interstate compact, allowing states to work together on legal issues without creating a need for federal legislation. The goal is to provide efficient telehealth […]
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2Apr, 2015

Save Money, Increase Health and Extend Life with Telemedicine

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A recent report by the American Journal of Medical Care attests to the incredible power that telemedicine has in transforming the relationship between patients and health care providers (1). While a patient may go to a doctor only for a specific malady, say cardiovascular disease, they frequently have comorbidities stemming from particular lifestyle habits. According to the article’s research: “concomitant behavioral health issues—such as depression, stress, and anxiety—are common, and pose substantial challenges to recovery from medical illness. Even in those individuals who do not meet the clinical criteria for […]
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