The Rural Behavioral Health Access Act Introduction View the legislation announcement on the National Rural Health Association website. A recording of the announcement event is above -- featuring: U.S. Representative Dan Kildee (D-MI) U.S. Representative Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) Nancy-Ann DeParle, Former Deputy Chief of Staff, the White House Brock Slabach, Senior Vice President, National Rural Health Association Rose Goick Saddler RN, [...]

2021-04-08T10:20:38-04:00March 31st, 2021|

State Telehealth and Licensure Expansion COVID-19 Dashboard

State Expansion of Telehealth and Licensing Waivers During the public health emergency, all 50 states and the District of Columbia used emergency authority to waive some aspect(s) of state licensure requirements to facilitate patients getting care. This has provided an unprecedented opportunity for patients, providers, and policymakers to explore the impact of cross-state care. [...]

2021-11-22T18:02:41-04:00April 22nd, 2020|

Recording Available: Virtual Hill Briefing – Using Telehealth to Address the Coronavirus Public Health Emergency

During this event, telehealth leaders spoke to what their systems are doing and how they are using new flexibility created by Congress to deliver telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic.  A couple of teaser screenshots are included below.  Presentation PDF. Dr. Ethan Booker, Medical Director at MedStar Telehealth Innovation Center "In February, we thought we [...]

2020-08-05T10:20:40-04:00April 2nd, 2020|

Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) for Telehealth

Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) for Telehealth The National Emergency Management Association released guidance on using the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) to facilitate telehealth across state lines. EMAC is a national disaster-relief compact ratified by all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and all U.S. territories. On April 1, The National Emergency [...]

2020-04-10T13:18:01-04:00April 2nd, 2020|

Secretary Azar Calls on Governors to Allow Telemedicine Across State Lines

On March 25, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar sent a letter to Governors calling on them to take a number of actions to strengthen the healthcare workforce as it faces the COVID-19 pandemic, including: Allow licensure across state lines  - either in person or through telemedicine Waive state-level regulatory barriers to [...]

2020-03-26T12:10:14-04:00March 25th, 2020|

Remote Monitoring In A Fee For Service World

Politico | November 6, 2017 Excerpt: "The reason this is going to facilitate more use of remote patient monitoring is most medical providers want their patients to get better, and they realize that most care happens outside the medical facility," Krista Drobac, executive director of the Alliance for Connected Care, told Morning eHealth. "Viewing data [...]

2017-11-07T00:14:09-04:00November 7th, 2017|

Congress Moves the Chess Pieces

Politico | October 28, 2016 Excerpt: Krista Drobac, of the Alliance for Connected Care, also shared tempered enthusiasm about a “great first step” given the constraints Senate Finance staff faced. She vowed to bring more information on savings — we’re assuming this is another reference to the CBO-inspired budget doubts about telemedicine. Read Here

2016-11-03T18:06:49-04:00November 3rd, 2016|
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