CMS Telehealth Expansion Made Permanent 

During the coronavirus public health emergency, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) temporarily expanded telehealth reimbursement. However, as these temporary measures are set to expire once the public health emergency (PHE) has passed, there have been pleas for permanent expanded access. It was announced earlier this month that Congress has made CMS telehealth expansion permanent for beneficiaries in rural areas. More details are discussed below. CMS Telehealth [...]

2021-02-23T17:15:18-05:00December 15th, 2020|

What are Telehealth Laws By State?

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, states have implemented regulatory changes related to telehealth. Telehealth and telemedicine laws by state are discussed below. Telehealth Laws by State: Medicaid Populations The federal Medicaid program has affected telehealth laws by state. Medicaid gives states broad authority to permit coverage for telehealth services. Before the COVID-19 emergency, many states had already implemented broad telehealth coverage. Since March of 2020, [...]

2022-05-06T14:25:55-04:00October 6th, 2020|

What are the Benefits of Telehealth?

Telehealth is the delivery of healthcare, patient education, health information, and self-care, via audio or audiovisual means, at a location remote from the patient. Doctors who offer telehealth treatment can perform many of the same services rendered in person. These include prescribing medicine, diagnosing conditions, and offering prognoses. The benefits of telehealth include benefits for patients as well as for physicians. HIPAA Compliance is an important part [...]

2022-04-07T22:46:38-04:00August 21st, 2020|

HIPAA Compliant Video Chat

It seems as though the coronavirus pandemic has had a lasting effect on telehealth. However, the extended public health emergency won’t last forever, at some point, likely soon, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will start its enforcement actions on the use of non-HIPAA compliant video chat tools. So now is the time to look at your video chat tool to see if [...]

2021-07-30T16:21:25-04:00August 19th, 2020|