Tag: telehealth policy

Teledoc and American Well Fight Over Telemedicine Software Patent

American Well has filed a lawsuit against TeleDoc. The suit claims that TeleDoc violated American Well’s intellectual property rights . The news comes right on the heels of TeleDoc’s recent tangle with the Texas Medical Board. According to FierceHealthIT, the issue is over American Well’s patent called “connecting consumers with…

Get the Latest Telehealth Policy at CCHPCA Website!

VSee loves CCHPCA’s website! Telehealth policy is a complicated issue. We get a lot of questions from doctors: “How will I get reimbursed?” is a frequent one, along with “How do I see patients in other states?” It’s natural for providers to ask these questions, because US law still hasn’t…

Teladoc services outlawed in Texas starting today (Updated)

Correction 6/4/2015:   As of Friday, May 29, the federal courts ruled in favor of Teladoc, therefore blocking the Texas Medical Board’s rule from taking effect on June 3. Click here for a press release with additional details regarding the antitrust lawsuit and recent ruling. Starting today, Teladoc, the Dallas-based…

Medicare Covers More Telemedicine Services for 2015

Last week ended on a high note for telemedicine advocates with CMS adding 7 new codes to the Medicare telemedicine billing schedule that will be reimbursed for 2015. The new services include: psychotherapy prolonged office visits annual wellness visit and related matters remote chronic care management remote patient monitoring The proposed CMS physician fee schedule also included…

Veterans Telehealth Reform Bill Provides 16.3B to Overhaul VA Health System

 Cheyenne VA Mobile Telehealth Clinic After years of waiting, it looks like Congress has finally committed to telehealth with the passing of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014. A week ago, the entire telemedicine industry (including VSee and companies like MDLIVE, Teladoc, Doctor On Demand, and AmericanWell)…

4 Things You Should Know About Telemedicine Reimbursement

Who pays for telemedicine? As a health provider, just because you appear on a screen rather than in-person doesn’t make your expertise any less valuable. It makes sense to expect Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurers to reimburse you for your work. Fortunately, the rules for telemedicine reimbursement are changing these…

New Medicare Telehealth Reimbursement Bill to Expand Coverage

Medicare is getting another chance at expanding its telehealth coverage.  Representative Mike Thompson from California has written a new Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2014 which would dramatically expand Medicare reimbursement for many more kinds of telemedicine. Most states tend follow Medicare’s lead when setting their Medicaid policies and determining what private insurers must cover.…

AMA’s New Telemedicine Policy, Another Disappointment for Telehealth

The American Medical Association (AMA) released their new telemedicine policy last week, following the footsteps of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), which arrived at its updated model policy a few weeks earlier. The AMA telemedicine policy takes a similar approach to the use of telemedicine, much to the disappointment of the…

Controversial New Medical Board Telehealth Policy Dismays Teladoc

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) recently caused a stir with its new telemedicine policy guidelines.  Modern Healthcare reports that the update of its over-a-decade-old model telehealth policy on the use of telemedicine technologies gives preference to the use of video over voice-only (phone) technologies. This has caused a small…

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