The Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to maximize telehealth’s ability to improve health outcomes, care delivery, and cost effectiveness.

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  • WEBINAR: The Virtual Visit: How Telehealth Is Reshaping Care Delivery

    NIHCM Foundation

    NIHCM Foundation hosted a webinar to discuss the latest in telehealth, including federal health IT plans, new models of telehealth delivery and ongoing regulatory obstacles. Presenters included Mario Gutierrez of CCHP, Karen deSalvo of the ONC, former Senator H. William Frist, and more.  A recording of the event is now available!

     
    This webinar explored the future of telehealth in America, including: the federal government's approach to expanding use of telemedicine; the current state regulatory landscape and predictions for future action on telehealth policy; various models of telehealth delivery and their potential to reduce costly; preventable emergency care, and; a unique digital retail clinic created through a hospital-health plan partnership

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  • UC Davis Study Finds Significant Cost Savings in Pediatric Telemedicine Consults Compared to Phone Consults

    UC Davis Health System

    Researchers at UC Davis have conducted a comprehensive study to determine whether pediatric telemedicine consultations with rural emergency departments save money compared to telephone consults. The answer is a resounding yes. While telemedicine systems are expensive to install and maintain, they more than pay their way, saving an average $4,662 per use. The study was published in the journal Medical Decision Making - view the abstract.

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  • Several States Enact Telehealth Parity Laws in 2015

    The National Law Review

    Thus far in 2015, several States have enacted parity laws requiring that certain telehealth services be reimbursed to the same extent as in-person services. While on the whole more states are moving toward parity and encouraging or requiring reimbursement for telemedicine, that trend is not universal, and many of the States with parity laws only extend parity to telehealth services that meet certain conditions.

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