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NRTRC is proud to provide you with the most up-to-date Telehealth News. From legislative and regulatory updates, to announcements, here you’ll find everything in the industry you need to stay informed. We will continue to benefit from expanding collaboration and information sharing as our membership list grows.

CHRONIC Act passes in U.S. Senate

September 29, 2017
SB 870, sponsored by Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, would expand Medicare coverage for telemedicine.

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Medicare Spending on Telehealth Increases, but Barriers Remain

August 28, 2017
CMS spent more money in 2016 on telehealth, with increases reported in reimbursements, claims submitted and originating sites. But reimbursement restrictions are hampering widespread adoption.


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Telehealth Private Payer Laws: Impact and Issues

August 23, 2017
New report, funded by the Milbank Memorial Fund, and compiled and written by the Center for Connected Health Policy.

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Telehealth Licensure Compact for Nurses to Go Live in January

August 18, 2017
The group overseeing the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact has set Jan. 19, 2018 as the go-live date, giving nurses in 26 states a pathway to practicing telehealth in multiple states


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OIG to Audit Medicare Telehealth Services: What You Need to Know

August 11, 2017
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) recently announced a new project to review Medicare payments for telehealth services


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Congress is coming at CMS from all angles with Telehealth bills

July 31, 2017
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) recently announced a new project to review Medicare payments for telehealth services.


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Licensing Compact Gives Doctors and Important Telehealth Tool

July 13, 2017
The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact is now live in 18 of 22 member states, giving healthcare providers an enhanced platform to launch telemedicine services across state lines.


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HRSA offers webinar on Diabetes Education through telehealth

Free webinar

November 28, 2016
HRSA is offering a free webinar on diabetes prevention through telehealth December 13. Registration is required, but the webinar is free. See the attached flyer for more information and registration information.

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Northwest Legislative/Regulatory Update

September 01, 2016
Please Note: CCHP has a pending legislation/regulation webpage updated regularly located at the following link: http://cchpca.org/state-laws-and-reimbursement-policies

Highlights since last update:
Regulation has been proposed by the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development to establish the Telemedicine Business Registry that was included in SB 74 when it was passed.


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News & Views: August 2, 2016

Wyoming Migrates Telehealth Connectivity into the Cloud

August 02, 2016
As the contract for telehealth connectivity was drawing close, the State of Wyoming had to make some decisions. Years earlier the State bought a telehealth bridge, and it was rapidly approaching its end of life, which necessitated a decision of whether to replace it or migrate telehealth connectivity into the cloud.

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Wyoming Telehealth Network

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