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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.

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.
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.

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.

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.

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.