It appears some people believe physicians are slow adopters to new avenues of health care delivery. Our recent survey of senior-level health care executives identified securing physician support as their second largest...more
In November 2014, the federal government’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) program awarded over $10 million in grants to support telemedicine and rural health research. The list of 65 DLT grant recipients included...more
Technology pervades every sector of our economy, and certainly has impacted the health care industry. One example is telemedicine. Telemedicine has the potential to exponentially expand a provider’s geographic footprint,...more
In honor of National Rural Health Day on November 20, it’s important to recognize the challenges — and opportunities — facing health care providers in delivering the highest quality care to rural populations. Our recent...more
Our recent survey of senior-level health care executives reinforced that lack of reimbursement remains the primary barrier to providers in adopting telemedicine services. Of our respondents, 41 percent indicated that their...more
Technology has influenced nearly every sector of the economy, and the health care industry is following suit. Among telemedicine’s many benefits are the potential to exponentially expand a provider’s geographic footprint, use...more
“Telehealth saves money and helps save lives. By expanding telehealth services, we can make sure the best care and the best treatments are available to all Americans, no matter where they live.”
With those words, Rep....more
This post is the second in Foley’s blogs on China telemedicine and the first in the blog series, “Realizing the Potential of Telemedicine in China,” meant to address top issues facing U.S. companies looking to enter the...more
After more than 18 months in the works, and with much public coverage in the telemedicine industry, the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) made its Interstate Medical Licensure Compact available for review by state...more
Telemedicine providers and vendors doing business in China, whether based in China, the United States, or elsewhere, received new guidance on the use of telemedicine in China....more
The Georgia Composite Medical Board enacted a new regulation governing the standards for telemedicine practice. The regulation, titled Practice Through Electronic or Other Such Means, is found under Georgia Comp. Rules and...more
The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) released its new Clinical Guidelines for Telepathology this week. The Guidelines update the ATA’s original 1999 telepathology guidelines, offering healthcare providers new and...more
During its Annual Meeting on June 11, 2014, the American Medical Association (AMA) voted to approve a list of guiding principles for coverage of and payment for telemedicine services, designed to “foster innovation in the use...more
The American Telemedicine Association released draft Practice Guidelines for Real-time, Direct-to-Patient Primary Urgent Care Telemedicine and is seeking public comments through June 20, 2014.
The American Telemedicine Association released draft Clinical Guidelines for Telepathology and is seeking public comments through June 20, 2014.
Practice guidelines can serve as a useful reference point for the...more
The Florida Board of Medicine enacted new regulations governing the Standards for Telemedicine Practice. The regulations are identical for allopaths (64B8-9.0141) and osteopaths (64B15-14.0081). The new regulations went into...more
The American Telemedicine Association released draft Guidelines for TeleICU Operations on March 28, 2014 and is seeking public comments through April 26, 2014.
Practice guidelines can serve as a useful reference point...more
February is the last date Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs) and Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) can issue additional documentation requests (ADRs) as the current Recovery Audit Program contracts are coming to a...more
On August 22, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report calling for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its Medicare program integrity...more