Category: Industry Updates

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic to open location in Houston’s downtown tunnels – Houston Business Journal

Houston-based Kelsey-Seybold Clinic plans to open a new clinic location in the downtown tunnels this summer. Kelsey-Seybold will start construction on a 2,200-square-foot clinic beneath the Niels and Millie Esperson Buildings. The clinic will be located at 815 Walker, suite

Ohio Expands Telemedicine to Include Teledentistry 

It should come as little surprise that teledentistry would soon follow. On December 19, 2018, former Governor Kasich signed Senate Bill 259into law, which addresses access to teledentistry in Ohio. Teledentistry means the delivery of dental services through use of synchronous,

How one family’s letter prompted the creation of a new telehealth program

Jared and Kristina Burns went through a harrowing experience: Their sick child was airlifted out for specialized care. That encounter led them to write a letter to Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington. In it, they requested

Utah Sets Reimbursement Guidelines for Telehealth through Medicaid

Utah’s governor has signed legislation expanding Medicaid payment parity for telehealth and telemedicine services. Gov. Gary Herbert’s signature on HB 392 mandates that the state’s Medicaid program reimburse providers to designated connected care services “at the same rate that the Medicaid program

Barron’s: For Telemedicine to Change Health Care, We Need to Change How we Pay Doctors

Barron’s: For Telemedicine to Change Health Care, We Need to Change How we Pay Doctors. https://www.barrons.com/articles/for-telemedicine-to-change-health-care-we-need-to-change-how-we-pay-doctors-51553259601

How To End The Scourge Of Surprise Medical Bills In The Emergency Room

Senator Bill Cassidy, a Republican from Louisiana, has proposed legislation to address the problem of surprise medical billing. Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg© 2018 BLOOMBERG FINANCE LP Opponents of the role of consumers and markets in health care have one go-to argument

Amended telemedicine bill clears House committee

A bill allowing health care providers to offer diagnoses over the phone to patients they have never seen in person or via a video connection cleared a House committee on Tuesday after an unsuccessful attempt last month. The House Committee

OnMed Launches Interactive Telemedicine Center on Cheddar

Austin White, CEO and Founding Partner at OnMed, joined Cheddar to discuss the new technology that makes going to the doctor as easy as stepping into the a phone booth.   Source: OnMed Launches Interactive Telemedicine Center on Cheddar

How Telehealth is Impacting Employers in Dallas-Fort Worth

Over the last several years, virtual health has grown exponentially in the United States, overcoming political hurdles, legislation, and medical societies fighting tooth and nail to stop its proliferation. Employers are starting to recognize the value of telemedicine as well,

Will Texas Legislators Finally Do Something About Surprise Medical Billing

In February, a bill arrived at our house. It was from some doctor we’d never heard of, who, the bill said, “assisted” in some relatively minor surgery my husband had in early November, more than three months before. Turns out,

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