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Is CMS Expanding Telemedicine Service Reimbursement?

On July 12, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published the proposed 2019 revisions to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. CMS limits telemedicine payment based on service, provider, technology and patient location. Now, CMS is considering reducing some of these restrictions.

APA and ATA Release New Telemental Health Guide

The APA, in conjunction with the American Telemedicine Association, has just released "Best Practices in Videoconferencing-Based Telemental Health," a guide for mental health providers who want to begin doing telemental health, including telepsychiatry.

Update on Developments with Ryan Haight and Online Prescribing

Those of us involved in Telepsychiatry have been living with the Ryan Haight Act (RHA) since 2009. During this time, it has been more or less successful in achieving its original goal of reining in rogue internet pharmacies.

Data Driven Decisions and Outcomes in Telepsychiatry

Telepsychiatry offers a variety of benefits in today's changing healthcare landscape, and also serves as an excellent platform to train the next generation of healthcare workforce. However, perhaps an often-overlooked benefit of telepsychiatry, is that it as a fertile bed to collect data and conduct outcomes research.

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