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NRTRC is proud to provide you with the most up-to-date Telehealth News. From legislative and regulatory updates, to announcements, here you’ll find everything in the industry you need to stay informed. We will continue to benefit from expanding collaboration and information sharing as our membership list grows.

Telehealth and Occupational Therapy

January 28, 2015
I've received several queries lately about using teleheatlh for Occupational Therapy (OT), Speech Therapy and Physical Therapy (PT). It's a natural. Unfortunately, it's hard for providers to get paid for offering those services via telehealth. Most states follow the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) pay schedule for telehealth and those therapies aren't covered, even if they have parity laws.

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Significant Rule Change in Texas

January 21, 2015
The Texas Board of Medicine has just made a rather significant rule change. They've said that before telehealth can be used for patient care, the patient must be seen in person by the provider or referred to the telehealth provider by a primary care provider.

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What's in Telehealth's Past?

January 14, 2015
Last week I talked about the deceptively simple assignment the Board had given me: figure out the future of telehealth. Of course, it isn't so simple. Prognostication isn't my strong suit. One of the things I've always heard is that to guess the future, one needs to look at the past. Makes sense, I suppose. Looking at the past lets one see the trajectory we're on and guess where that trajectory will take us.

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Exploring the Future of Telehealth

January 07, 2015
I'm putting together a white paper exploring the future of telehealth. It's an interesting proposition, because as far as I can determine from preliminary research, nobody knows where the discipline is heading. I guess that shouldn't be surprising, because when I look back at the trends and attitudes when I first became associated with telehealth, nobody would have been able to predict the scene we see today.

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