Study: Telemedicine visits effective for patients mulling surgery
Jan 23, 2023
A new study by Vanderbilt University researchers suggests that use of telemedicine (also known as telehealth) may be just as effective for shared decision-making and communications between patients and...
Many clinicians view telehealth as ‘dangerous’ option for seniors
Jan 20, 2023
Despite the growing telehealth use, especially during the pandemic, many doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers remain reluctant to use it when dealing with medical issues affecting older adults.
Congressional deal meets docs halfway on pay, extends telehealth flexibility
Dec 21, 2022
Potential pay cut relief that addresses some physician and therapist concerns is tucked into a 4,000-page proposed 2023 spending bill announced Monday by members of Congress.
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Dec 20, 2022
Closed NJ nursing home stayed open way too long, some claim … Many clinicians wary of using telehealth with older patients … What South Dakota providers think of governor’s promised reimbursement...
Survey: Many clinicians wary of using telehealth with older adults
Dec 16, 2022
Despite the growing use of telehealth across the United States, many doctors, nurses and other health providers remain reluctant to use it when dealing with medical issues affecting older adults.
White House to extend PHE designation through April, reports say
James M. Berklan
Nov 14, 2022
The federal government will extend the COVID-19 public health emergency declaration until at least April, according to published reports.
Nursing home telehealth ‘cliff’ avoided with pay rule adjustments
Nov 03, 2022
Nursing home residents and their distant physicians got good telehealth news in the 2023 Physician Pay Rule issued Tuesday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, Nov. 2
Nov 02, 2022
Pandemic-era investments in telehealth, infection control tech starting to backslide: report … Evusheld found effective in study of immunocompromised patients … Assess seniors with advanced cancer...
Telehealth follow-ups tied to increased ED visits, hospitalizations, study finds
Oct 28, 2022
Patients who followed up an emergency department visit via telehealth were more likely to return to the hospital than those who had face-to-face follow-ups.
OIG urges CMS to evaluate home health use of telehealth
Oct 21, 2022
The Office of Inspector General has urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to evaluate how the use of telehealth affected the quality of home healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic.