Telehealth news and events we have been talking about around our office this week:
Telehealth coverage broadens through state legislature
State legislatures are hearing a lot about telehealth these days. Missouri became the 19th state to mandate reimbursement by private insurers to healthcare providers for telehealth services. Kentucky has expanded telehealth reimbursement to Medicaid beneficiaries. Mississippi passed a private insurer reimbursement mandate. In the last 7 months, 12 states have introduced or enacted telehealth reimbursement legislation. Around the gpTRAC office, we are discussing ways to get Minnesota involved in doing the same!
South Central Telehealth Resource Center Quarterly Thought Conference Webinar: Telehealth Reimbursement in Mississippi
A great webinar presented last week by UMMC’s Dr. Kristi Henderson on the process of passing state-wide telehealth legislation. Archived and available at learntelehealth.org
Nurses use Google Hangout to collaborate on technology
Google hangout isn’t just for teenagers and chatting with friends who are abroad anymore. These providers discuss the usefulness of media for healthcare collaboration in a 25 minute youtube video between nurses in Toronto and Australia.