HHS OIG: Certain Medicare Beneficiaries, Such as Urban and Hispanic Beneficiaries, Were More Likely Than Others To Use Telehealth During the First Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic

HHS OIG: Certain Medicare Beneficiaries, Such as Urban and Hispanic Beneficiaries, Were More Likely Than Others To Use Telehealth During the First Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report which Expands on the telehealth utilization report released earlier this year; and [...]

2022-09-07T12:32:27-04:00September 7th, 2022|

OIG Report: Medicare Telehealth Services During the First Year of the Pandemic: Program Integrity Risks

OIG Report: Medicare Telehealth Services During the First Year of the Pandemic: Program Integrity Risks The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General released a report which describes Providers’ billing for telehealth services; and Identifies ways to safeguard Medicare from fraud, waste, and abuse related to telehealth. The full report can [...]

2022-09-07T12:31:35-04:00September 7th, 2022|

Impact of COVID-19 Telehealth Policy Changes on Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

American Journal of Psychiatry: Impact of COVID-19 Telehealth Policy Changes on Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder According to this study, drug treatment of veterans with opioid use disorder increased during the first year of the pandemic. This suggests that the rapid shift from in-person to telehealth visits at Veterans’ Affairs (VA) medical [...]

2022-08-08T14:14:52-04:00July 28th, 2022|

Telehealth Strategies for the Delivery of Maternal Health Care

Annals of Internal Medicine: Telehealth Strategies for the Delivery of Maternal Health Care Telehealth strategies to supplement or replace in-person maternity care may affect maternal health outcomes. The purpose of this rapid review was to evaluate the effectiveness and harms of telehealth strategies for maternal health care given the recent expansion of telehealth [...]

2022-08-08T14:18:23-04:00July 26th, 2022|

Effect of a Comprehensive Telehealth Intervention vs Telemonitoring and Care Coordination in Patients with Persistently Poor Type 2 Diabetes Control

JAMA Internal Medicine: Effect of a Comprehensive Telehealth Intervention vs Telemonitoring and Care Coordination in Patients with Persistently Poor Type 2 Diabetes Control According to this study, a comprehensive approach to telemonitoring type 2 diabetes bolstered glucose control in tough-to-manage patients. The study found that, compared with telemonitoring/care coordination, comprehensive telehealth improved multiple [...]

2022-08-08T14:21:27-04:00July 25th, 2022|

The Roadmap to Telehealth Efficacy: Care, Health, and Digital Equities

Brookings Institute: The Roadmap to Telehealth Efficacy: Care, Health, and Digital Equities In this Brookings report, researchers propose flexibilities within the current health care system that accommodate the changes imposed by new technologies, as well as continued government incentives to drive more competitive options and alternatives for health care delivery. They also argue that [...]

2022-08-08T14:19:55-04:00July 25th, 2022|

Contraceptive care service provision via telehealth early in the COVID-19 pandemic at rural and urban FQHCs

The Journal of Rural Health: Contraceptive care service provision via telehealth early in the COVID-19 pandemic at rural and urban FQHCs The purpose of this study was to investigate telehealth use for contraceptive service provision among rural and urban federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) in Alabama and South Carolina during the initial months [...]

2022-08-08T14:01:50-04:00July 22nd, 2022|

Exercise delivered via telehealth is effective for chronic disease

MD Linx: Exercise delivered via telehealth is effective for chronic disease Telemonitoring with real time feedback from clinicians has been shown in other contexts to improve clinical markers, but this has not yet been evaluated for exercise in the chronic disease population. This study found that videoconferencing exercise interventions were effective at improving [...]

2022-08-08T14:03:11-04:00July 19th, 2022|

Pandemic-Triggered Adoption of Telehealth in Underserved Communities: Descriptive Study of Pre- and Post-shutdown Trends

JMIR Publications: Pandemic-Triggered Adoption of Telehealth in Underserved Communities: Descriptive Study of Pre- and Post-shutdown Trends This study explored whether the temporary shift to telehealth services has changed the attitudes toward the usage of technology-enabled health services in rural communities. The study found that the trend in telemedicine claims had an opposite pattern [...]

2022-08-08T14:06:48-04:00July 18th, 2022|

Experiences with use of technology and telehealth among women with perinatal depression

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth: Experiences with use of technology and telehealth among women with perinatal depression This study aimed to understand women’s perspectives on telehealth services for perinatal depression. The study consisted of seven postpartum and ten pregnant women who shared their experiences using telehealth. Findings suggest that telehealth may be a reasonable [...]

2022-08-08T14:05:14-04:00July 18th, 2022|
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