Category: Industry Updates

HIPAA Compliant Video Conferencing Software Is the Key to Telemedicine’s Future – VC Daily

Telemedicine is a way of digitizing our bodies. Conducting physical examinations over remote digital connections such as video calling literally exposes our most sensitive information to the wilds of the internet. As we’ve all no doubt seen and heard by

Ocular telemedicine company sues Indiana over prohibition of at-home vision tests

Visibly, an eye care telemedicine company, filed a lawsuit last week against Indiana agencies that enforce the statewide ban on ocular telemedicine, Indy Star reports. Visibly sued the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana, Indiana Professional Agency and Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill,

Telemedicine, walk-in clinics cloud role of family doctor | The Seattle Times

Lisa Love hasn’t seen her doctor of 25 years since she discovered telemedicine. Love tried virtual visits last summer for help with a skin irritation and returned for another minor problem. She doesn’t feel a pressing need to seek care

Telemedicine Providers Charged in Medicare Fraud Investigation

April 11, 2019 – Five telemedicine companies are at the center of what federal officials are calling one of the largest healthcare fraud cases in history, charged with facilitating virtual care sessions that cost Medicare roughly $1.2 billion in fraudulent charges. The

NBCNews.com: Overshadowed by opioids, meth is back with a vengeance

NBCNews.com: Overshadowed by opioids, meth is back with a vengeance. https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/overshadowed-opioids-meth-back-vengeance-n940701

DOJ charges telemedicine executives, doctors in $1.2B Medicare fraud scheme | FierceHealthcare

https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/tech/doj-charges-telemedicine-executives-doctors-1-2b-medicare-fraud-scheme

New Mexico OKs New Telemedicine Rules, Including Coverage Parity

The bill, awaiting the governor’s signature, would expand telemedicine and telehealth coverage to include remote patient monitoring and store-and-forward services and set coverage and payment guidelines for health plans. April 02, 2019 – New Mexico is set to become the latest state

‘Eye Contact Is Evil’: Frustrated Doctors Flock To Twitter Parody Of Electronic Medical Records

https://amp.wbur.org/commonhealth/2019/03/29/epic-twitter-parody

Business Insider: Telemedicine is projected to boom but barriers loom – Business Insider

Business Insider: Telemedicine is projected to boom but barriers loom – Business Insider. https://www.businessinsider.com/telemedicine-will-boom-but-barriers-persist-2019-3

Another disconnect coming on telehealth

House and Senate committees are moving ahead with bills that would establish a regulatory framework for “telehealth.” But similar to past years, the legislative chambers are at odds about what should be done. Over the objections of the state’s largest

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