January 12, 2018
January 9, 2018
Virtual hospitals could be the wave of the future, and suburban St. Louis-based Mercy Virtual Care Center already has achieved profitability by taking advantage of remote-monitoring technology and new payment structures that encourage cost-effective care.
January 8, 2018
The legislation would give Veterans Affairs (VA) the authority to implement the so-called "Anywhere to Anywhere" telehealth program that VA Secretary David Shulkin and President Trump announced last year.
December 15, 2017
The full effects of the Federal Communications Commission's vote to repeal net neutrality rules are not yet known, but several health care industry experts say the repeal could negatively affect medical research and access to telemedicine services.
November 14, 2017
New guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology lower the threshold for high blood pressure from 140/90 mm Hg to 130/80 mm Hg, marking the first change to the hypertension threshold in 14 years.
November 9, 2017
The Veteran Urgent Access to Mental Healthcare Act and the Veterans E-Health and Telemedicine Support Act of 2017 now head to the Senate.
November 3, 2017
Under the final rule, payment rates for the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule will increase by 0.41%, or 10 cents, when compared with 2017, though specific rate updates vary by provider specialty.
October 27, 2017
Acting on President Trump's memorandum, acting HHS Secretary Eric Hargan declares the U.S. opioid misuse epidemic a public health emergency, but some industry observers say the declaration might have little effect without additional funding.
October 3, 2017
The proposed rule would authorize Veterans Affairs health care providers to offer telehealth services across state lines to veterans, regardless of state-level restrictions.
September 28, 2017
The Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act seeks to improve how Medicare pays for care and reduce costs in the long term.
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