President Donald Trump's fiscal 2019 budget blueprint includes a 21% reduction in HHS' overall budget. Beyond cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, smaller programs would also see their funding shrink.
The most recent budget legislation included a provision that expands Medicare reimbursement of telemedicine, which industry groups and providers say will push adoption.
Ascension continues to expand its telehealth services, evidenced by its appointment of Kristi Henderson as vice president of patient access and care delivery transformation at Ascension Healthcare. The system aims to establish a national framework for remote care coordination.
For those of us on the delivery side of healthcare, let's make a collective resolution for 2018. Let's make this the year we take the future into our own hands on behalf of the communities we serve.
Just as rural populations are turning to telemedicine, so too are state correctional systems. They're using the technology not only for the physical health of the incarcerated but for mental health as well.
Talk about a New Year's hangover. Healthcare will dominate the news in 2018 as it has for much of the past decade. It's not shaping up as a good news story.
With continuous advancements in technology, the healthcare landscape is rapidly changing. Providers are looking for ways to deliver faster, more personalized care to their patients while improving communications within their care teams. Technology can help providers achieve these goals and Apple...
The expansion continues TripleCare's work with Saber Healthcare Group, an operator of skilled-nursing and assisted-living facilities.
In May, Texas became the last state in the U.S. to allow telemedicine visits without face-to-face preliminary meetings between patients and doctors.
With the FCC on the verge of repealing net neutrality rules, there's considerable uncertainty about how the change will affect the healthcare industry, with telemedicine, particularly for rural hospitals, up in the air.
On Black Friday, telemedicine visits soar. And they've been increasing year-round. But they've yet to truly take off, as they're held back by old reimbursement models.
The VETS Act would allow VA healthcare providers to deliver care via telemedicine across state borders, regardless of where they or their patients are. Next it will go before the Senate.