Tribute to a friend and telehealth champion

This week, HTRC joins with other telehealth resource centers (TRC) across the nation in mourning the loss of Mario Gutierrez, executive director of the Center for Connected Health Policy. Mr. Gutierrez’s passion for increasing access to quality health care through telehealth was evident in his work at the Center and was an inspiration to us all. […]

Regulatory News- October 2015

  Patient advocates call for expanded Medicare coverage of telehealth The National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) recently called on Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services to expanded telehealth coverage in order to increase access to healthcare. NPAF caseworkers say telehealth would help address this need for care since patients continue to report a lack of […]

New report shows slow, steady movement toward enhanced telehealth policy

A July report from the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP), State Telehealth Laws and Medicaid Program Policies, indicates steady improvements in telehealth reimbursement for Medicaid. According to the report, 47 state Medicaid programs now reimburse for live video visits, up three from last year. Remote patient monitoring lags behind, with just 16 states reimbursing, Kansas among […]

Telehealth resource centers: The friends you didn’t know you had

The use of telemedicine is on the rise, legislators continue to propose telehealth-friendly laws, and more and more consumers are getting comfortable with the idea of video conferencing with their healthcare providers. But according to Sherilyn Pruitt, the director of the federal Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT), a lot of people still don’t […]