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Also in the News for Sept. 18, 2014

Arkansas’ charity protection statute could protect nursing home in lawsuit… Institute of Medicine releases end-of-life report …Congressional roundtable group says Medicare telehealth rules need to be updated

LeadingAge releases telehealth resources

LeadingAge’s Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) has released a Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Selection Tool and set of six case studies on the topic. The online selection tool guides users through the process of selecting telehealth and RPM products based on their criteria. It contains 22 products from 16 vendors. The case studies were compiled to offer additional information.

LeadingAge CAST releases new telehealth resources

LeadingAge’s Center for Aging Services Technologies has released a white paper and selection matrix for telehealth.
Long-term care, physician practices and other health networks may be examining telehealth, which includes remote patient monitoring, the organization noted.

Limits on nursing home telemedicine will stand, CMS announces

Medicare will continue to reimburse only one telehealth visit per month for skilled nursing facility residents, according to a recent proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The proposed physician fee schedule for 2014 seeks to expand telehealth in other healthcare settings.

Telehealth gaining traction as healthcare tool

Until recently, telehealth was a subject few people knew about — and even fewer understood. But these days, the concept is quickly gaining traction in healthcare, according to several experts who spoke recently at the National eHealth Collaborative’s Technology Crossroads Conference in Washington.

Survey: E-prescribing systems on the rise in nursing homes

Most facility operators responding to a new survey say that their next technology-related purchase will be an e-prescribing system. That’s according to findings relayed in yesterday’s McKnight’s Super Tuesday webcast, “Surveying the technology landscape.”

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