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Telehealth Bill Would Remove Medicare Barriers

Posted in Telehealth/Telemedicine

Earlier this month, a bipartisan group of Senators introduced legislation designed to expand the use of telehealth and remote monitoring services in Medicare by removing numerous barriers to reimbursement. Senate bill S.2484, known as The Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act, would create a program that would waive… Continue Reading

Ohio Medicaid to Cover Telemedicine

Posted in Legislation, Rulemaking, Telehealth/Telemedicine

Many thanks once again to our colleague, Sylvia Brown, for her assistance in authoring this post. Last week, Ohio Governor John R. Kasich signed into law H.B. 123 (Gonzales, Watchmann), a bill to provide Medicaid coverage for telehealth services.  The law requires the state’s Medicaid department to establish standards for covering services that are provided through telehealth. … Continue Reading

Telehealth Legislation Would Provide Financial Incentives for Adoption, Increased Use

Posted in Legislation, Telehealth/Telemedicine

Many thanks to our colleague, Sylvia Brown, for submitting the following guest post. Healthcare providers will be able to receive financial incentives under Medicare and Medicaid for providing telehealth services to patients if recently proposed federal legislation becomes law.  The Telehealth Enhancement Act of 2013, H.R. 3600, contains financial incentives tied to some of the… Continue Reading