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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 »

Telehealth solves psychiatrist shortage for Impower, and much more

Back in 2012, Longwood, Florida-based Impower was a small behavioral health agency that focused on home- and school-based care for individuals in the child welfare system. THE PROBLEM The behavioral health provider organization’s services were limited, provider shortages were severe and wait times were over two months for new patients to receive initial treatment. President… 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 »