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Hawai’i Program Brings Telehealth - and Digital Literacy Training - to Libraries
July 27, 2021

The state is targeting access to care and the digital divide with a federally funded program that will bring telehealth services and digital literacy training to 15 libraries serving underserved communities.

Source: https://mhealthintelligence.com/
Federal PHE Extended
July 19, 2021

 

On Monday, US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra signed a renewal of the determination that a "public health emergency" exists due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The determination was last renewed in April and was set to expire -- as it is up for renewal every 90 days. This latest renewal is effective starting Tuesday and will continue for another 90 days.
Source: https://www.phe.gov/
Calendar Year (CY) 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule
July 13, 2021

On July 13, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that announces and solicits public comments on proposed policy changes for Medicare payments under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), and other Medicare Part B issues, on or after January 1, 2022.

Source: https://www.cms.gov/
AMA Adds Digital Literacy to its Telehealth Adoption Gameplan
June 15, 2021

 

The American Medical Association is launching an effort to use telehealth expansion as a means of improving digital literacy in underserved populations.

Source: https://mhealthintelligence.com/
AMA Launches Telehealth Immersion Program to Promote Sustainability
June 14, 2021

The American Medical Association has launched a new program to help providers craft a long-term strategy for telehealth scalability and sustainability.

Source: https://mhealthintelligence.com/
States Expand Medicaid Reimbursement of School-Based Telehealth Services
June 8, 2021

Many states have implemented policies that promote telehealth to increase access to critical health services, including for Medicaid-enrolled students who are learning virtually during the pandemic. This report explores how states are: Increasing their Medicaid coverage of school-based telehealth services during COVID-19; Determining which services can be effectively delivered through telehealth; and Supporting equitable access to telehealth services for students. These policy decisions have implications for state budgets and the delivery of school-based health services post-pandemic.

Source: https://www.nashp.org/