Tag Archives: Telehealth

FCC seeks feedback on proposed $100M telehealth pilot program

The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for a new $ 100 million Connected Care Pilot Program and is requesting public comment on the initiative. The three-year pilot is intended to boost the use of telehealth for low-income patients, veterans and rural Americans by leveraging the FCC’s existing Rural Health… Read More »

How providers in South Carolina and Texas are overcoming telehealth obstacles

David McSwain, Julie Hall-Barrow, will speak at HIMSS19. The use of telehealth is growing as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services continues to expand reimbursement for its use. But there are still some under-recognized challenges to telehealth adoption, according to Dr. David McSwain, chief medical information officer of the Medical University of South Carolina.… Read More »

Telehealth laws inhibit widespread use in Medicare population, CMS says

Dive Brief: Restrictions on where Medicare patients can receive telehealth services are limiting use of the technology, CMS said in a report last week to Congress. Under the 21st Century Cures Act, CMS is required to report to Congress on Medicare beneficiaries’ telehealth use. In 2016, nearly 90,000 Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries used slightly more than 275,000… Read More »