Tag Archives: telemedicine

May, 2015

  • 26 May

    House Lawmakers Introduce Bill that Would Expand Telemedicine to Veterans

    A new bill introduced by House lawmakers would allow Veterans Affairs (VA) health professionals to practice telemedicine across state borders. The bipartisan legislation, H.R. 2516, the Veterans E-Health and Telemedicine Support Act of 2015, was introduced by U.S. Representatives Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-05) and Charles B. Rangel (NY-13). The bill …

  • 5 May

    Telehealth Pilot Program Reduces Costs and Hospitalizations

    The implementation of telehealth reduced costs, hospitalizations, and hospital stays in a pilot program for patients with multiple chronic conditions. Royal Philips and Arizona-based Banner Health announced successful results of their at-home telehealth pilot program. The program is part of the companies’ effort to address the shift toward value-based care …

April, 2015

  • 20 April

    Geisinger Opens its Precision Health Center

    Today, Geisinger Health System formally opened its Precision Health Center, a 14,000 square-foot, $562,000 facility that will house clinical research space as well as a patient care center with a first-of-its-scale telemedicine genomics program. The company formally opened the cutting-edge center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Forty Fort-based center will …

March, 2015

  • 12 March

    CMS Expands Telemedicine Services Coverage through New ACO Model

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is launching a Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model of payment and care delivery, an initiative that will extend coverage for telemedicine services to millions of Medicare beneficiaries. Telemedicine is defined as clinicians encountering patients remotely in real time through audio …