Improving Rural and Telehealth Access 

There has been much discussion about the permanent expansion of access to telehealth beyond the coronavirus pandemic. For now, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has extended the public health emergency to October 23, 2020. Although this a good start, many providers and government officials have urged lawmakers to make the improved telehealth access permanent. One such proposed legislation is the Executive Order on Improving Rural and [...]

2020-11-16T09:02:49-05:00August 5th, 2020|

Is BlueJeans HIPAA Compliant?

BlueJeans is a cloud-based telecommunications platform that was created in 2009 by Verizon. With the uptick in the use of video conferencing for telehealth, it is important to consider whether or not certain tools are HIPAA compliant. The question of - is BlueJeans HIPAA compliant - is discussed below. Is BlueJeans HIPAA Compliant: Business Associate Under HIPAA, business associates are any entity that creates, receives, transmits, maintains, or stores [...]

2020-11-16T09:02:49-05:00August 4th, 2020|

HIPAA Compliant Video Conferencing: What to Look For

As we enter our fourth month of the COVID-19 crisis, the use of video conferencing tools continues to grow. However, the security of these tools have been under scrutiny, particularly for  use in the healthcare field. To help providers choose the right video conferencing tool, HIPAA compliant video conferencing is discussed below. Is your organization secure?  Find out now with our HIPAA compliance checklist. Choosing a HIPAA Compliant Video [...]

2020-11-16T09:02:50-05:00July 29th, 2020|

New CMS Telehealth Guidance Proposed

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed the Home Health Prospective Payment System Rule in June to increase Medicare payment rates for home health agencies. Within the Rule, CMS has asked for the COVID-19 public health emergency provisions for telehealth to be made permanent. CMS telehealth guidance and the proposed Rule are discussed below. Is your organization secure? Find out now with our [...]

2022-06-24T06:05:03-04:00July 15th, 2020|