Telehealth bill brings reimbursement debate to center stage

The Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act, proposed February 3 by Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), has strong bipartisan support and would expand Medicare telehealth services, improve care outcomes and help cut costs for patients and providers. Other bill sponsors include Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), John Thune (R-SD), Mark Warner (D-Va.), and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.),

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Study shows high patient satisfaction with telemedicine-based care of sleep apnea

A new study suggests that telemedicine-based management for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is as effective and may be comparable to in-person care.

Results show that there was no significant difference in functional outcome changes, dropout rates, or objectively measured positive airway pressure (PAP) adherence between patients having an in-person physician visit or a clinical video telehealth (CVT) based visit at their initial evaluation. Participants reported high satisfaction with the telemedicine pathway, with all of them agreeing that the quality and content of their telemedicine visits were comparable to in-person visits. The most frequently mentioned advantages of telemedicine were decreased travel burden and greater convenience.




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Getting Rx over Internet possible

Maybe you wake up on a Saturday with a cough or pink eye.

Wouldn’t it be great to pull out your smartphone, see a physician online and get a prescription sent straight to your pharmacy?

It could become reality under a bill lawmakers are considering in the final weeks of the legislative session. It is already happening on a small scale for some Hoosiers, but it might not be legal.

Telemedicine – or telehealth – is not new in Indiana. It helps provide access to health care for Hoosiers in rural areas, or for anyone at times when traditional doctors aren’t available.

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Telehealth HIPAA Privacy and Security Audits in 2016 Expect an Increase

Writing for, former Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights (OCR) attorney, David Holtzman predicts that in 2016, the OCR will aggressively increase their number of audits to enforce compliance among health care providers and their business associates, with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) patient privacy and security law.