American Telemedicine Association (ATA)
Center for Connected Health Policy
The Northwest Telehealth Resource Centers provides telehealth technical assistance to the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, and Alaska.
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.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Preliminary Medicaid & CHIP Data Snapshot
Special Edition - Permanent Expansion of Medicare Telehealth Services and Improved Payment for Time Doctors Spend with Patients.
Policy considerations for states expanding use of telehealth.
New guidance for RHCs and FQHCs regarding COVID-19 and Telehealth Billing.
(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.
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
In collaboration with Xtelligent Healthcare Media, the NCTRC has developed a white paper that provides an overview of the 12 Regional and 2 National TRCs.
Here, you’ll find a concise overview of 15 steps to implement a successful telemedicine program at your facility.
Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center
Written for use during the current public health emergency.