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Coverage, reimbursement remain barriers to telehealth use, health industry leaders testify

Coverage and reimbursement of telehealth, especially for Medicaid and Medicare, was the topic of choice during a roundtable discussion held by the U.S. Senate Special Commission on Aging on Tuesday.

3 potential physician shortage fixes

FierceHealthcare explores potential technological, legislative and educational fixes to the primary care physician shortage.

Telemedicine call center helps reduce cardiac readmissions

Telemedicine helped reduce the rate of readmissions among patients after hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), according to new research published this month in Telemedicine and e-Health.

HIMSS to Congress: 3 actions to improve health IT

HIMSS has presented three "Congressional Asks"--formal requests to Congress to accomplish specific goals to advance health IT.

Telemedicine beneficial in management of chronic diseases, lowering costs

There are many uses for telemedicine to manage chronic diseases, and no matter the process, the technology offers beneficial results and costs reductions, according to a recent study.

Asynchronous virtual visits adept for routine care

Asynchronous virtual visits are allowing clinics associated with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) to keep tabs on chronic-care patients while freeing physicians to spend time on sicker ones.

ATA reports grade state telemedicine policies

A pair of state policy reports on telemedicine, released this week by the American Telemedicine Association, show gaps in coverage, reimbursement, practice standards and licensure across the U.S.

Study: Patients optimistic about telehealth video appointments

The majority of patients are optimistic about meeting with their healthcare provider via a video appointment, according to a recent study.

FSMB completes drafting process for interstate medical licensing compact

The Federation of State Medical Boards today announced the completion of the drafting process for an interstate compact for physician licensure

HIT groups applaud CMS telemedicine expansion proposal

Expansion to telemedicine coverage for Medicare beneficiaries recommended by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in its proposed update to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2015 generally was praised in comments recently submitted by industry stakeholders, including the American Telemedicine Association and the American Hospital Association.