Healthcare organizations, in a letter Monday, called on the Congressional Budget Office and the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission to use alternative data sources to create cost estimates and analysis of telemedicine use in Medicare.
Research published earlier this week in JAMA Dermatology examining the accuracy and quality of services delivered by direct-to-consumer telemedicine companies caused quite a stir in the healthcare industry.
Telehealth company American Well announced this week it will soon allow health plan users to choose from a menu of doctors through an online marketplace.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is banking on the promise of telemedicine to improve access to care, announcing this week five new resource centers dedicated to the services.
A study of direct-to-consumer telemedicine services published this week in JAMA Dermatology raises troubling questions about the accuracy of diagnosis and treatment of skin problems.
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center will soon work with Chesterfield, Missouri-based Mercy Virtual on virtual monitoring for the medical center's intensive care unit.
Of 120 respondents to a KPMG survey of individuals who work for healthcare providers, 25 percent said their telemedicine programs not only are improving efficiency and patient volumes, but also are financially sustainable.
State telemedicine coverage parity laws have had no bearing on increased use of the technology for Medicare populations, researchers write this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The Indian Health Service is using telemedicine as a way to solve staffing problems and bring in specialists at its rural facilities.
Some physicians are questioning the role of telemedicine in care, wondering if "no-touch" services work in all cases.