State Telehealth News
The National Law Review: (10/30) – The COVID-19 pandemic has overhauled how health care providers practice in North Carolina, with many offices switching to virtual exams to help stop the spread of the virus. This article outlines steps the state has taken to make this transition to ensure patient access to care.
mHealth Intelligence: (10/30) – The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences received a grant of nearly $1 million from the USDA to set up digital health training services at telehealth training centers in the Arkansas Delta region. This effort aims to address challenges in connected health adoption.
Center for Connected Health Policy (10/29) – CCHP released its Fall 2020 State Telehealth Laws & Reimbursement Policies Report and interactive policy map. The report breaks down telehealth and remote patient monitoring reimbursement practices and policies by state and includes any policies put in place during COVID-19 that have been permanently adopted.
National Conference of State Legislatures (10/29) – Since March, 36 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico have enacted over 79 bills changing telehealth policies to meet the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic. States are using telehealth to address coverage for private insurance and Medicaid, bolster provider access to patients, and address additional barriers patients face when seeking services via telehealth.
JD Supra: (10/26) – The Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review permanently implemented the temporary expansion of telemedicine scope of services enacted in the Ohio Medicaid program during the pandemic. This decision will ensure patients have access to care even with limits on in-person contact.
The Maryland State Medical Society: (10/26) – MedChi has entered into a collaboration with Enable Healthcare (EHI) which will give Maryland physicians access to Remote Patient Monitoring as well as other value-based care solutions.