Telehealth’s Growth During the Pandemic Expanded Mental Health Accessibility

University of Alabama at Birmingham: Telehealth's Growth During the Pandemic Expanded Mental Health Accessibility A study published in the Journal of Counseling & Development found that overall mental health care accessibility took a step forward during the pandemic due to telehealth. The study aimed to understand whether or not patients seeking mental health care services, like therapy or [...]

2023-11-27T16:20:54-04:00May 31st, 2023|

The Telemedicine Experience in Primary Care Practices in the United States

Annals of Family Medicine: The Telemedicine Experience in Primary Care Practices in the United States The need to rapidly implement telemedicine in primary care during the COVID-19 pandemic was addressed differently by various practices. Using qualitative data from semi-structured interviews with primary care practice leaders, the researchers of this study identified four overarching themes, [...]

2023-06-05T15:33:23-04:00May 24th, 2023|

Overall and Telehealth Addiction Treatment Utilization by Age, Race, Ethnicity, and Socioeconomic Status in California After COVID-19 Policy Changes

JAMA Health Forum: Overall and Telehealth Addiction Treatment Utilization by Age, Race, Ethnicity, and Socioeconomic Status in California After COVID-19 Policy Changes  This cohort study found that disparities in addiction treatment utilization were not exacerbated following expansion of telehealth during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers examined whether there were differences [...]

2023-06-05T15:53:42-04:00May 19th, 2023|

State Medicaid and Private Telemedicine Coverage Requirements and Telemedicine Use

Health Services Research: State Medicaid and Private Telemedicine Coverage Requirements and Telemedicine Use Medicaid coverage of telehealth services between 2013 and 2019 was associated with significant increases in telehealth use and health care access. Medicaid telehealth coverage requirements were linked to a 6.01 percentage-point increase in the use of live video communication. Additionally, states with [...]

2023-06-05T15:52:09-04:00May 18th, 2023|

A Report on Patient Experience of Care

Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: A Report on Patient Experience of Care In this retrospective study, researchers found that cancer patients who use telemedicine report better experiences than cancer patients treated in person. Researchers evaluated patients with solid tumors or hematologic malignancies who were treated at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. [...]

2023-06-05T15:27:50-04:00May 15th, 2023|

Exploring Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Within Telehealth

Healthcare Fraud Prevention Partnership: Exploring Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Within Telehealth The Healthcare Fraud Prevention Partnership (HFPP) released a white paper providing background on the use of telehealth services prior to and during the COVID-19 PHE. The purpose of the paper was to identify fraud schemes that take advantage of increased telehealth usage. The paper reviews [...]

2023-06-05T15:18:07-04:00May 10th, 2023|

Rates of Telemedicine Visits During COVID-19 Pandemic

AJMC: Rates of Telemedicine Visits During COVID-19 Pandemic A new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research found that older Medicaid beneficiaries had significantly higher telemedicine use during the COVID-19 pandemic compared with younger beneficiaries. The purpose of the study was to examine changes in telemedicine and in-person health service use during the COVID-19 pandemic [...]

2023-06-05T15:20:41-04:00May 9th, 2023|

Telemedicine Adoption in an NCI-Designated Cancer Center During the COVID-19 Pandemic – A Report on Patient Experience of Care

Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (JNCCN): Telemedicine Adoption in an NCI-Designated Cancer Center During the COVID-19 Pandemic – A Report on Patient Experience of Care Researchers from the Moffitt Cancer Center conducted a study to assess patient experiences with telemedicine visits after the initial pandemic period, finding patients rank telemedicine superior for [...]

2023-06-05T15:22:33-04:00May 8th, 2023|

Expanding Audiology Services Through Telehealth Enabled Partnerships

The Hearing Journal: Expanding Audiology Services Through Telehealth Enabled Partnerships  Hearing loss is a widespread health condition affecting millions of people worldwide. Unfortunately, there is a severe shortage of formally trained hearing professionals to identify and treat the increasing needs. Audiology services can be extended by actively partnering with a number of other allied [...]

2023-06-05T15:12:19-04:00May 2nd, 2023|
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