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NRTRC September Webinar

Allison Lindauer will share her research on caring for Alzheimer's Patients using telemedicine. Allison presented at the NRTRC Conference in 2016 and has been finalizing her data from this exciting project. Be sure to join us for the September 22 event. More detail will follow.

Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center

Regions Served:
Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming

Your source for confidential, objective answers and valuable insights into Telehealth issues in the Northwest.

NRTRC provides technical assistance, program support, education and information to Telehealth Networks in our seven-state region. Our staff members have strong backgrounds in multiple aspects of Telehealth and access to a wide range of Telehealth experts throughout the United States. Our primary mission is to increase the use of Telehealth service throughout the region, especially to underserved populations. To achieve that goal, we provide no-cost assistance to Telehealth providers. As one of 14 Telehealth Resource Centers in the United States, NRTRC has access to leaders in the industry on a wide range of topics and can help your program grow. Don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance, information or encouragement.
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Registration open for the Next Generation Healthcare: Optimizing Your Telehealth Programs!

Save the date for the Next Generation Healthcare: Optimizing Your Telehealth Programs in Seattle, Washington April 10, 2017.
Earlybird Registration available until January 8th. Limited seating - sign up now!

From the NRTRC Blog:

News & Views: August 2, 2016

August 2nd, 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.
Read More

Northwest Legislative/Regulatory

May 10th, 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:
• Resolution (SCR 26) adopted in Alaska to require insurance coverage for mental health benefits provided through telemedicine.
• Interstate Medical Licensure Compact bills continue movement in Alaska (HB 238) and Colorado (HB 1047). Washington also reintroduced the compact language (SB 6228).
• Private payer reimbursement bill (HB 1403) reintroduced in Washington
• Washington enacted SB 6519 to add the home as an eligible originating site for private payer plans.
• Newly adopted rule (effective June 1) allows for school-based health services to be delivered via telemedicine in WA’s Medicaid program.
Read More
See All Blog Posts

Northwest Legislative/Regulatory

May 31st, 2016

Please Note: CCHP has a pending legislation/regulation webpage updated regularly located by clicking here.
Highlightssince last update:
  • Alaska’s SB 74 is awaiting the Governor’s signature.  This bill would eliminate the current requirement in Alaska law that only an in-state provider may write a prescription for an Alaskan patient if the service took place via telehealth.  The Federal Trade Commission submitted comments in support of the bill.
  • Alaska’s HB 238 and Washington’s SB 6228, both bills to enact the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, died.
  • Idaho Board of Medicine adopted a rule clarifying obligations of licensed health care providers providing telehealth services.
Read More

NRTRC Focus Groups

April 20th, 2016

Join one of our special focus groups designed to help our region tackle the barriers and celebrate the successes in telehealth!
Read More

News & Views: August 2, 2016

August 2nd, 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.
Read More

Northwest Legislative/Regulatory

May 31st, 2016

Please Note: CCHP has a pending legislation/regulation webpage updated regularly located by clicking here.
Highlightssince last update:
  • Alaska’s SB 74 is awaiting the Governor’s signature.  This bill would eliminate the current requirement in Alaska law that only an in-state provider may write a prescription for an Alaskan patient if the service took place via telehealth.  The Federal Trade Commission submitted comments in support of the bill.
  • Alaska’s HB 238 and Washington’s SB 6228, both bills to enact the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, died.
  • Idaho Board of Medicine adopted a rule clarifying obligations of licensed health care providers providing telehealth services.
Read More

Northwest Legislative/Regulatory

May 10th, 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:
• Resolution (SCR 26) adopted in Alaska to require insurance coverage for mental health benefits provided through telemedicine.
• Interstate Medical Licensure Compact bills continue movement in Alaska (HB 238) and Colorado (HB 1047). Washington also reintroduced the compact language (SB 6228).
• Private payer reimbursement bill (HB 1403) reintroduced in Washington
• Washington enacted SB 6519 to add the home as an eligible originating site for private payer plans.
• Newly adopted rule (effective June 1) allows for school-based health services to be delivered via telemedicine in WA’s Medicaid program.
Read More

NRTRC Focus Groups

April 20th, 2016

Join one of our special focus groups designed to help our region tackle the barriers and celebrate the successes in telehealth!
Read More
See All Blog Posts
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