American Telemedicine Association (ATA)
Center for Connected Health Policy
After COVID-19: What stays, what goes?
This video will cover the recent changes CMS has made to the telehealth policies in Medicare.
(March 31, 2020)
This video will go over recent policy changes due to passage of HR 748, the CARES Act, CMS Medicare updates and an overview of state actions.
(Updated daily, as needed, by CCHP)
A comprehensive, easy-to-understand review of federal policy adjustments, with links for more detail.
Listing of telehealth-related actions taken in individual states with links to source documentation.
(as of October 2019)
Searchable database by state with links to source documents.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created a COVID-19 One-Stop Shop, which provides resources and information on a variety of topics including videos, social media, PSAs, print resources, checklists, FAQs, and web resources.
The CDC has updated the Toolkit for Community and Faith-Based Organizations to help them make decisions, communicate with their communities, and protect their employees, volunteers, and members.
The CDC has developed Considerations for Wearing Cloth Face Coverings and when to wear gloves.
When Gloves Are and Aren't Needed
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Policy considerations for states expanding use of telehealth.
New guidance for RHCs and FQHCs regarding COVID-19 and Telehealth Billing.
This video will provide you with answers to common questions about the Medicare telehealth services benefit.
(Updated March 2020)
Comprehensive guide for Medicare’s Fee for Service Telehealth Services updated annually
(Published on March 17, 2020)
These two documents outline the flexibility added into Medicare’s telehealth services to facilitate the use of telehealth during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Summary of electronic links to reliable sources of information regarding telehealth and telemedicine.
CMS expanded services utilizing technology to go beyond Medicare’s traditional telehealth program. These services, such as Virtual Check-ins, are not considered telehealth but which can utilize the phone or video.
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Diversion Control Division
See section on Telemedicine which specifies guidance for the use of telehealth and the conditions for prescribing schedule II-V controlled substances to patients for whom DEA-registered practitioners have not conducted an in-person medical evaluation.
(Published May 15, 2018)
Federation of State Medical Boards
Details individual state modifications of professional licensure requirements with links.
Health and Human Services (HHS)
How to get or provide remote health care.
IHS is announcing its expansion of telehealth across IHS federal facilities.
HIPAA for Professionals: COVID-19 and HIPAA specific to Telehealth
The federal Office of Civil Rights has relaxed some HIPAA requirements to allow video technologies that do not fully comply with HIPAA rules including non-public facing “popular” video products such as Facetime and Skype.
National Association for the Deaf
A coalition of deaf and hard of hearing consumer advocacy organizations, deaf healthcare providers, and other experts worked together to provide guidelines for deaf and hard of hearing people and healthcare providers to use during the coronavirus pandemic.
National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers
Telehealth Resources to Address COVID-19.
A special document released to assist organizations implement telehealth during the COVID-19 outbreak.
YouTube recording and a download of presentation slides from this popular webinar.
Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center
Links to current resources.
A comprehensive, guide compiling the most pertinent resources into one document.
Written for use during the current public health emergency.
Telehealth 101, Up-to-the-minute policy updates, technical info, & creative telehealth ideas.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Flexibility regarding the disclosure of patient information during a medical emergency.
(March 20, 2020)
SAMHSA strongly recommends the use of telehealth and/or telephonic services to provide evaluation and treatment of patients.