The Alliance for Connected Care sent a letter to eight Congressional leaders to include a provision in the COVID-19 supplemental appropriation that will allow telehealth visits to be covered in traditional Medicare during the public health emergency. Including this provision in the upcoming supplemental legislation will encourage health systems and others to leverage telehealth in [...]
On February 13, Krista Drobac testified in support of Maryland Senate Bill 402, an Act authorizing certain health care practitioners to establish a practitioner-patient relationship through telehealth and requiring a health care practitioner providing telehealth services to be held to the same standards of practice as in-person settings. “The most important thing we can do [...]
AMA: Physicians’ motivations and requirements for adopting digital health Adoption and attitudinal shifts from 2016 to 2019
According to an American Medical Association (AMA) survey, the proportion of physicians using virtual patient visits doubled between 2016 and 2019 – although adoption remained low with only 28% of physicians reporting they are currently using virtual visits.
A study focused on the use and perceptions of telehealth in rural areas with a focus on Michigan counties, found three major challenges to expanding telehealth options in rural communities including: 1) A lack of funding for program expansion; 2) The need for improved broadband access; and 3) Disparate reimbursement rates for telehealth services from insurance and [...]