Public Policy

COVID-19: A Catalyst of Change for Rural America

By General Interest, Health Information Technology, Public Policy, Telemedicine Technologies, Virtual Care No Comments
COVID-19 has arrived in rural America, threatening the livelihoods of its most vulnerable residents. Many rural communities have an older, poorer population, and limited hospitals and medical staff. A Kaiser Health News study found that overall, 18 million people live in  counties that have hospitals but no ICU, and about...
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telemedicine reimbursement

Understanding Telemedicine Reimbursement

By Grants and Funding, Public Policy, Reimbursement, White Papers No Comments
Why aren’t more providers offering telehealth services? We know that virtual care is more clinically advanced than ever, with the right platforms empowering providers to deliver secure, evidence-based medicine. Hospitals can streamline their clinical workflows, manage capacity intelligently and provide faster critical care. Underserved patients can receive life-changing medical treatment....
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GlobalMed Draws Crowds at American Telemedicine Association Meeting

By General Interest, Patient Engagement, Public Policy, Telemedicine Technologies No Comments

Telehealth 2.0 is the name of this year’s American Telemedicine Association (ATA) meeting and tradeshow at the Orlando Convention Center in Florida. This year, GlobalMed is demonstrating eNcounter 4 to attendees, our telemedicine software platform that works on tablets and smartphones as well as laptops and desktop computers. eNcounter now…

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Telemedicine Bill Receives Favorable Approval from Key Florida Committee

By General Interest, Legal Issues, Public Policy, Reimbursement No Comments

Florida has struggled to find a path to telemedicine parity for the past three or four years. Stymied by opposition in the last legislative session, lawmakers punted in 2016, creating a statewide Telehealth Advisory Committee to develop recommendations. The committee has submitted a preliminary report, and it concluded that the…

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Arizona Telemedicine Parity

Update: Arizona Considers Broadening Telemedicine Parity

By General Interest, Legal Issues, Public Policy, Reimbursement, Telemedicine Technologies No Comments

Recently the Arizona Senate and House met to consider bills for telemedicine parity. Telemedicine parity requires insurance companies to reimburse physicians who see remote patients telemedically at the same rate as in-person visits. During the Arizona Legislative session in 2013, the original telemedicine parity bill for rural areas only received…

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Nominee to Head the Department of HHS Supports Telemedicine

By General Interest, Patient Engagement, Public Policy, Reimbursement, Telemedicine Technologies No Comments

Representative Tom Price says he believes telemedicine can increase access to healthcare. Representative Price spent nearly four hours answering questions from members of the Senate Education, Health, Labor, and Pensions Committee today. The well-regarded Georgia orthopedic surgeon and Republican from that state was finally asked a question about telemedicine in…

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