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Limited reimbursement hinders telehealth adoption

Limited reimbursement hinders telehealth adoption

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  October 10, 2017

Providers say reimbursement and technological issues are preventing them from adopting telehealth broadly. Few telehealth platforms are integrated with EHRs and less than half of telehealth visits are reimbursed, a new survey shows.

VA looks to ease telehealth regulations

VA looks to ease telehealth regulations

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  September 29, 2017

The Veterans Affairs Department wants to allow providers to conduct telehealth visits with patients without geographic barriers. The proposal complements recent efforts to expand technology use in veterans' healthcare.

Texas Medical Board releases telemedicine rules

Texas Medical Board releases telemedicine rules

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  September 18, 2017

The proposed rules are in line with the recently passed law that allows telemedicine providers in Texas to treat patients without first seeing them in person.

Virtual visits help patient-provider relationships bloom

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  July 14, 2017

In a move reminiscent of rom-com dating, a day or two after a patient's first telemedicine visit, Hospital Sisters Health calls the person, reminding him or her of what a good time they just had. Like with any budding relationship, the goal is to get a second date.

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