Due to the influx of patients and the need for social distancing to avoid the spread of COVID-19, people are advised to utilize telehealth services. 5 payers have decided to waive telehealth services.
A federal grant will be issued to University of Alabama to study if telehealth can be used to increase diagnosis and treatments of eye diseases in rural and under-served populations.
In a comfortable armchair, glass of sherry at her side, Elspeth Ford is getting to grips with her 3D goggles. “Maybe I’ll go another other way now,” she says, looking left, right, up, down. She breaks into a cheery rendition of the Lambeth Walk.
The CMS launched an initiative Thursday to help it determine what provider regulations it should junk or revamp, citing growing concerns that its regulations are reducing the time providers spend with patients.
The pre-emption of state laws frees the VA from having to lobby each state to remove barriers that impede its ability to deliver telehealth services, which would be impractical and costly and would delay treatment for veterans and their families, according to the notice.
Doctor on Demand and Teladoc were among the telehealth players descending on the insurance industry’s annual meeting this week to tout services aimed at helping payers bend the cost curve.