telehealth

North Carolina prisons add dentistry to telehealth program

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Visiting with dentists by video could help save unnecessary and costly visits outside of North Carolina prison walls, officials said.

Rural North Carolinans are sicker with worse access to broadband

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A new study from the state's technology department found that residents in the state's rural areas have less access to broadband and telehealth services and are more likely to be ill.

New law allows Missouri schools to bill Medicaid for telehealth services

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A law that just took effect could open the door for school districts in the state to start embracing telehealth techniques to treat special needs students.

Pa. lawmakers consider bill to set telemedicine standards, require insurance coverage

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Sen. Elder Vogel's bill would clearly define what constitutes telemedicine techniques, and force insurers to cover its use.

Ark. lawmakers set to review telehealth regs as debate over one provision intensifies

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Telemedicine vendors and large employers want the state to reconsider how it defines "store and forward" technology, but lawmakers and regulators are pushing back.

Texas telehealth advocates push draft bill to lift tech restrictions

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The Texas eHealth Alliance is sharing draft legislation with lawmakers, hoping to spur passage of a telehealth bill amid a legal standoff over virtual patient care.

Mass. bill to force insurers to cover telemedicine services nears key deadline

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State Rep. Gloria Fox's bill to require all insurers to cover the costs of virtual health care services is running out of time to move ahead.

South Carolina gov. signs bill expanding how doctors can use telehealth techniques

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Gov. Nikki Haley put pen to paper on the new telemedicine bill to get rural residents more access to health care, but advocates worry about some of its provisions.

Study: States make minor progress on telehealth-friendly policies

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The Center for Connected Health Policy's latest survey of state policies reflects an inconsistent focus on telemedicine nationwide.

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