TQ TeleConnection- December 2018

Study charts recent spike in telehealth usage, particularly within primary care

Recent policy changes have increased the use of telehealth tools, but the technology remains relatively uncommon. A new study sheds some light on a more efficient policy path for driving widespread adoption in certain medical specialties. 

Proposals from CMS aimed at broadening reimbursement for virtual services have received positive reviews from telehealth advocates. Those proposals have also met skepticism from some doctors, however. A research letter in the latest issue of JAMA suggests both groups have a point: the benefits of reimbursement appear to vary depending on the subspecialty involved.

Fierce Healthcare (11/27/18)

Matt Kuhrt