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UC Davis pediatrician gets grant to study cost-effectiveness of telemed in EDs

A grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will help fund a study into how telemedicine affects clinical outcomes in emergency departments.

Why alternate payment models could be a boon for telemedicine

Reimbursement for telemedicine services is one of the main roadblocks to the use of the technology. While payers have been reluctant to wade into the fray, new payment models offer promise for expanded use of telehealth, according to an article at the  American Journal of Managed Care.

Reimbursement for telehealth services remains sparse

Despite backing from the American Medical Association and some insurance companies, nearly 30 states don't allow reimbursement for telemedicine, a major limitation on wider adoption, according to an article in  USA Today.

Telemedicine beneficial for patients with musculoskeletal disease

Even if a patient has a condition that might seem like it would not lend itself to treatment and management through telemedicine, such as musculoskeletal disease, the technology can make a difference, according to Daniel L. Albert, M.D.

Florida healthcare leaders begin 2015 telemedicine push

Healthcare professionals in Florida are making a push for expanded telemedicine access in the weeks leading up to 2015.

USDA awards $8.6 million in telehealth grants to rural areas

Rural communities are getting a boost to improve healthcare and educational services with the help of millions of dollars in grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Highmark: Insurers should embrace telemedicine

Pittsburgh-based Highmark recognizes the importance of technology. That's why the insurer decided to cover online visitis via Iagnosis, a telemdermatology solution, for 5.2 million of its members.  FierceHealthPayer  spoke with Donald R. Fischer, M.D., Highmark senior vice president and chief medical officer, about the insurer's deicision to cover this service, as well as some of the obstacles that may plague insurer's to follow in Highmark's footsteps.

Telemedicine effective for PTSD treatment of rural veterans

Telemedicine-based collaborative care was shown to be an effective means for providing psychotherapy care to veterans in rural areas suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, according to research published this week in  JAMA Psychiatry.

Telemedicine increases diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy

Telemedicine has shown to help diagnose diabetic retinopathy in patients, particularly those who are do not have easy access eye care, according to a study at  JAMA Ophthalmology.

AMA backs compact for multistate licensure to ease use of telemedicine

The American Medical Association this week pledged its support for a compact developed by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) to make it easier for physicians to obtain licenses in multiple states.