Environmental Impact of Ambulatory Telehealth Use by a Statewide University Health System During COVID-19

Journal of Telemedicine and eHealth: Environmental Impact of Ambulatory Telehealth Use by a Statewide University Health System During COVID-19  A study by UC Davis Health researchers assessed telehealth visits’ carbon footprint and their potential savings in lives, costs and time compared to in-person visits. The study found substantial savings for patients and the environment, [...]

2023-01-24T17:53:26-04:00December 23rd, 2022|

The Health Plan Environment in California Contributed to Differential Use of Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Health Affairs: The Health Plan Environment in California Contributed to Differential Use of Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic Differential patient and provider access to technology and resources has raised concerns that existing health disparities may be extenuated by shifts to virtual care. This study examines the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, to examine [...]

2023-01-24T13:27:18-04:00December 23rd, 2022|

Federally Qualified Health Centers Use of Telehealth to Deliver Integrated Behavioral Health Care During COVID-19

Community Mental Health Journal: Federally Qualified Health Centers Use of Telehealth to Deliver Integrated Behavioral Health Care During COVID-19 Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) transitioned to deliver care via telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study reviewed how FQHCs adopted integrated behavioral health (IBH) using telehealth. Nine interviews with FQHC administrators resulted in [...]

2023-01-24T13:30:58-04:00December 22nd, 2022|

State Telemedicine Coverage Requirements Continue to Evolve

The Commonwealth Fund: State Telemedicine Coverage Requirements Continue to Evolve As telemedicine coverage requirements evolve, some states have begun to require coverage of audio-only telephone visits, exempt behavioral health care from limits on telephone visits, and protect patients’ access to their providers. This report from the Commonwealth Fund details state legislation enacted since [...]

2023-01-24T13:33:41-04:00December 20th, 2022|

Access and Coverage for Mental Health Care: Findings from the 2022 KFF Women’s Health Survey

Kaiser Family Foundation: Access and Coverage for Mental Health Care: Findings from the 2022 KFF Women’s Health Survey A Kaiser Family Foundation brief found that women were more likely than men to report needing mental health services in the past two years, but 40 percent did not seek treatment and 10 percent were [...]

2023-01-24T13:32:23-04:00December 20th, 2022|

Alliance Applauds Inclusion of Major Telehealth Provisions in FY2023 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

The inclusion of a two-year extension of Medicare telehealth and commercial market telehealth flexibilities will make a huge difference to so many Americans. The Alliance for Connected Care has been calling for predictability for patients and clinicians while continuing to work toward permanent telehealth authorization. This gives us both. The package includes a [...]

2023-01-03T18:47:21-04:00December 19th, 2022|

Federal Actions and Selected Non-Federal Practices to Facilitate Diversity of Patients

Government Accountability Office (GAO): Federal Actions and Selected Non-Federal Practices to Facilitate Diversity of Patients The GAO released a report describing actions taken by federal agencies and non-federal cancer centers to facilitate enrollment of patients from diverse backgrounds in cancer clinical trials. The report found that the Departments of Health and Human Services [...]

2023-01-24T13:15:57-04:00December 19th, 2022|

Epic Research: Telehealth Visits Unlikely to Require In-Person Follow-Up Within 90 Days

Epic Research: Telehealth Visits Unlikely to Require In-Person Follow-Up Within 90 Days On December 13, Epic Research released a study on revisit rates from telehealth visits. The study found that telehealth visits were unlikely to require in-person follow-up visits within 90 days. Key Findings In nearly every specialty studied, most patients who had [...]

2022-12-15T18:51:30-04:00December 15th, 2022|

Patient Satisfaction with Medical and Social Concerns Addressed During Telemedicine Visits

Cureus: Patient Satisfaction with Medical and Social Concerns Addressed During Telemedicine Visits Assessing patient satisfaction with this mode of health care delivery is an important metric of success as it is broadly implemented across various settings. This study assesses patient satisfaction with the medical and social aspects of the care they receive via [...]

2023-01-24T13:14:04-04:00December 14th, 2022|
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