Resource Repository

TELEHEALTH REIMBURSEMENT POLICY

INNOVATIONS IN TELEHEALTH

FiereceHealthcare – March 23, 2020

Leaders in medical field are building up technology to allow for telehealth/telecommuting, including:

  • Chatbot for triage
  • Video for patients to connect with family at home
  • eICU

Politico – March 19, 2020

  • News coverage of policy changes for telehealth
  • Telehealth systems burdened by increased demand
  • Considerations for prescribing telehealth to certain populations

Roll Call – March 19, 2020

  • Increased demand for services due to increasing anxiety
  • DEA lifted controlled substance restrictions requiring in-person appointment to prescribe opioid use disorder/anxiety
  • SAMHSA and policy for MAT through telehealth
  • Naloxone via lockboxes

MEDPAGE TODAY – March 17, 2020

  • Opinion piece – Kevin Campbell, MD
  • Only 14% of physicians in 2018 had video capabilities for visits
  • Benefits of telehealth will expand beyond the pandemic

Medscape Medical News April 2, 2020

Discusses innovations in virtual appointments, teledermatology, provider collaboration and goals post-COVID-19.

FEDERAL GUIDELINES & RECOMMENDATIONS

Medical, Marketing and Media (MM&M) Newsletter

Summarizes CDC and FDA changes to telehealth policy:

  • CDC: recommends more telehealth even via phone; no HIPAA penalties
  • CMS: waived deductibles, expanded coverage
  • FDA: consumer health devices for monitoring are OK

Modern Healthcare – March 17, 2020

  • Details of CMS expansion
  • HIPAA requirements
  • Recommendations for Medicaid

FCC News Release

The new program would provide immediate support to health care facilities and patients across the country; separate connected care pilot program would study long-term role of telehealth.

INTERACTIVE TOOLS

Weitzman Institute ECHO COVID-19 Sessions

Access archived ECHO webinars and attend live COVID-19 ECHO sessions.