Keyword: Center for Connected Health Policy
Industry stakeholders were pleased to see health IT provisions sprinkled into the spending bill passed early Friday morning, including telehealth expansion.
A group of attorneys general from 21 states and the District of Columbia have filed a petition to stop the FCC's "arbitrary" net neutrality repeal.
Telehealth and health informatics stakeholders reiterated concerns about the FCC's decision that was met with immediate legal challenges.
Although the FCC's Ajit Pai says net neutrality reforms could be boon for telehealth, industry experts argue rural providers will be financially handcuffed.
The OIG plans to review Medicaid telehealth payments to gauge compliance with reimbursement requirements, citing a significant increase in claims.
Despite some progress, state Medicaid policies still vary when it comes to telehealth reimbursement.
Provider and health IT organizations urged CMS to expand a proposal to broaden telehealth coverage and use waivers initiate demonstration projects.
The number of states with telehealth parity laws has tripled over the last seven years, but adoption has been slowed by ambiguous language.
Use of telemedicine is exploding in California and other states as insurers increasingly cover tests and treatment overseen from afar.
Medicaid regulations in all but two states offer reimbursement for telemedicine, but coverage still varies widely despite interest from patients.