Tag: telemedicine policy

5 Hottest Telemedicine Trends of 2017 — Logan Plaster and Mark Plaster MD JD, Telemedicine Magazine

Wearable devices. ER Telemedicine. Hot startups. What are the most important telemedicine issues and trends that could affect your bottom line? Is the market saturated? How do you position yourself to succeed in this exploding industry? Join #TFSS next Wed. As we speak with the co-founders of the Telemedicine Magazine…

Telehealth Success Stories and What We Can Learn from Them

“She’s the best therapist I’ve ever had,” my friend told me the other day, when I casually asked how talk therapy was going. The kicker is, my friend lives in Atlanta, her therapist is in Boston, and they meet in a virtual meeting room. Videoconferencing for Addiction and Other Mental…

Will Texas Kill the Teladoc & AmWell Business Model: Finding a Blueprint for Telemedicine Policy

  The Texas Medical Board (TMB) has been mired in a long-standing lawsuit with Teladoc over regulations restricting the practice of telemedicine. Is this a battle to control telemedicine businesses or is it something more? Join our telehealth policy expert, Dr. Nancy Dickey, as we take an in-depth look inside the TMB’s…

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…

HIPAA Survey Shows Small Medical Practices, Billing Companies Not Ready for Audits

Thanks to Travis McKnight for today’s post! Travis is a journalist who discusses medicine, science and technology. Follow him on Twitter @Khellendos. A health care study reports that a significant portion of surveyed small medical practices and medical billing companies are not compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s…

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…

Safer and Fewer Abortions with Telemedicine

Telemedicine abortion has been a hot topic recently with Planned Parenthood losing a “telemedicine abortion” ban suit against Iowa. Alana Semuels has explored the issue further in the Atlantic online, showing how telemedicine could impact women’s access to safe abortion. Writes Semuels, “there is one procedure that, though it could…

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.…

Interstate Physician Licensure Compact A False Hope for Telemedicine?

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) is drafting an interstate physician licensing compact that would make it easier for doctors to practice medicine in multiple states. If the plan goes into effect, it would be a huge breakthrough for VSee, MDLIVE, Teladoc, American Well, Doctor On Demand – indeed, the entire…

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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