CMS proposes expanding access to telehealth for behavioral healthcare, including for the first time allowing Medicare to pay for mental health virtual visits when they are provided by rural health clinics and federally qualified health centers and letting providers offer audio-only telehealth visits for certain services.
The inspector general at the Department of Veterans Affairs delivered a double-edged blow to VA’s massive electronic health record modernization effort this week, detailing both employee training failures with the new system and unreliable IT cost estimates for the overall project.
Avenues of care delivery keep growing with new technologies and include care away from the traditional office setting like telehealth, a patient’s electronic health record remains the backbone of that care – no matter how it’s delivered.
A New York-based managed care plan says telehealth services for members with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) have helped lead to fewer emergency room visits and reduced overall costs for care.
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