When the UA Wildcats hosted Northern Arizona University at the teams’ 2013 football season opener in Tucson, a new NAU “team member” stood on the sidelines, ready to make a bit of medical history.
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Dr. Turner Smith of TeleHealth Solutions, LLC explains how there are often unseen pitfalls around launching a telehealth delivery model, so working with experts such as himself and his team can ensure desired patient outcomes are achieved while making financial investments in the right technology/service.
Sen. Pete Kelly’s Medicaid reform bill would remove some of the hurdles created by the state’s existing medical laws just in time to take advantage of the state’s growing telemedicine infrastructure.
Kelly said in a March 21 House Finance Committee hearing that one Medicaid reform in his Senate Bill 74 that passed unanimously on March 18 — telemedicine, or telehealth, expansion — is a way of keeping up with the times to reach the best fiscal output for the state.
Telemedicine, or telehealth, is an emerging, multifaceted healthcare delivery modality that includes a number of applications such as remote physiological monitoring of patients, as well as clinician-to-clinician and clinician-to-patient interactions conducted via videoconferencing platforms. This case illustrates a common scenario in clinical sleep medicine where a patient exhibited poor CPAP compliance and lost her equipment, despite voicing motivation to use the therapy. Sleep telemedicine was utilized to remedy the situation.
West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D) signed into law, on March 24, 2016, a new bill (House Bill No. 4463) implementing a variety of telemedicine practice standards and remote prescribing rules in the Mountain State. Effective June 11, 2016, the bill passed the House and Senate unanimously, reflecting strong bi-partisan support.
With 30% of Medicare payments now tied to alternative payment models (APMs), and HHS planning to raise that percentage to 50% by the end of 2018, providers are looking for ways to increase quality of care and patient access while holding down costs. One mode that stands to gain is telemedicine, which got a boost in last year’s Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).
MidMichigan Health was awarded a $494,900 rural telemedicine grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The grant will be used to expand specialty medical services into rural areas of need. The grant will benefit residents across Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Isabella, Midland, Ogemaw, Roscommon and Huron counties. MidMichigan’s project was one of three selected in Michigan and one of 75 awarded nationwide.