New technologies are fundamentally changing the way people interact with health care. Successful implementation of digital health technology will be imperative for improving patient outcomes and ensuring financial stability for health care practices.
In an effort to improve physician skills and experience with Telehealth, Northwest AHEC and Wake Forest School of Medicine Internal Residency were awarded a grant to produce online learning for physicians and distribute medical supplies to patients. Funding allowed telehealth technology capabilities to be fully integrated in two clinics.
Why Providing Care Across State Lines Is No Longer as Simple as It Was Early in the Pandemic
The Secretary of Health and Human Services has declared and extended a public health emergency (PHE) related to the COVID-19 pandemic since January 27, 2020.
- The secretary must issue a PHE renewal every 90 days
- Many waivers and policy implementation dates are tied to the expiration of the COVID-19 PHE.
- HHS has reiterated its intent to provide states with a 60-day notice prior to the expiration of the PHE
Lifeline is a federal government program that offers a monthly discount on phone, internet or bundled package bills to qualified low-income people, which can give them the tools to access services like telehealth. People living on Tribal Lands can receive additional benefit.
Providers with Denials for Healthy Opportunities Screening, Assessment and Referrals Claims due to Edit 02088 May Now Resubmit Claims
In response to the increased use and expanded coverage of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic, From Coverage to Care (C2C) has released new resources to support patients and providers in making the most of virtual care.