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Leading Industry Executives and Investors from Healthcare, Technology, Telecom to Network, Learn and Celebrate Advancements ATA announces Telehealth 2.0 The Transformation Advantage at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, April 23-25, 2017. The largest technology innovation and networking event in the telehealth industry brings together more than 6,000 healthcare and industry professionals, including 1,000 C-Level executives. The conference agenda will focus on products and technologies that are re-inventing healthcare, regulation, and delivery and operational strategies for an industry projected to surpass $30 billion globally...
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Healthcare Industry veteran Dr. Sabrina Smith fills Chief Operating Officer role at leading telehealth association WASHINGTON, DC – January 2, 2017 – The American Telemedicine Associaton (ATA) has hired health care industry veteran Dr. Sabrina Smith as its Chief Operating Officer. Sabrina will oversee daily operations, staffing, strategic planning, and major revenue generating programs. “Dr. Smith is a proven leader and I could not be more pleased to see her join our leadership team,” said Jonathan Linkous, CEO, American Telemedicine Association. “Smith brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience, across the healthcare...
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WASHINGTON, DC – In response to a special letter addressed from Kris Kringle, dba Santa Claus, the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) is installing a one-of-a-kind Telehealth Command Center at the North Pole. Sub-freezing temperature, harsh terrain, and growing inertia were reasons cited for moving the 1,750 year old Kris Kringle, family and elves to a remote monitoring, 24/7-based healthcare delivery system. “133 pounds and 100 years ago Santa Claus treated extraneous, arduous journeys to the doctor as part of his workout routine,” said Mrs. Claus. “Now that my husband spends most mornings in traction recovering from ‘excessive...
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Telehealth 2.0 is the world’s largest telehealth innovation & networking event, focused on how telehealth is transforming healthcare and creating competitive and cost advantages for those leveraging best practices. The event provides a hands-on perspective to showcase the role telehealth plays in advancing medicine, healthcare and wellness. At the intersection of advancement and technological innovation, Telehealth 2.0 allows healthcare professionals and industry leaders to learn, network, and exchange ideas. Register today to take advantage of incredible savings.
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AMD develops first universal pan-tilt-zoom camera controls for PTZ video conferencing cameras. Chelmsford, MA – November 16, 2016 – AMD Global Telemedicine Inc. (AMD), the pioneer of clinical Telemedicine Encounter Management Solutions (TEMS) ® , develops the first universal pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) controls for video conferencing cameras. This new technology greatly improves the effectiveness of telemedicine encounters by providing remote physicians the capability to visually and virtually navigate closer to their patient. The universal PTZ controls are embedded inside AMD's AGNES Interactive telemedicine platform. There is no separate...
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Avizia closes Series A funding round with $17 Million in invested capital RESTON, Va. , Oct. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Avizia , the leading end to end telehealth solution provider, today announced the completion of its Series A financing totaling $17 million . The company raised an additional $6 million to supplement the initial $11 million , which was announced in July 2016 . HealthQuest Capital led the additional round which included investment from strategic partner NewYork-Presbyterian. "At HealthQuest we feel that telehealth has the ability to solve some of the most important issues in healthcare," said HealthQuest Capital Partner...
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WASHINGTON - Thursday, October 27, 2016 – The American Telemedicine Association applauds leaders of the Senate Finance Committee on the release of a proposal in favor of Medicare payment of telehealth services. ATA greatly appreciates the Medicare telehealth improvement proposed in sections 303, 304, and 305 of the proposal by leaders of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, notably, our priorities for the almost 20 million beneficiaries under the value-based payment models of Medicare Advantage and accountable care organizations (ACOs) and for nationwide coverage for remote stroke diagnosis. “This proposal is strategically crafted, responsible...
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The American Telemedicine Association strongly supports the shift from volume-based incentives to value-based incentives, such as bundled payments for acute episodes of care. We also recognize that this a shift of financial risk from the Medicare program to the Medicare providers. The parts of this shift should ATA states should be explored are: • Waiving the fee-for-service style restrictions on Medicare beneficiary coverage for telehealth services, • Incentivizing Medicare providers to use their professional judgement to reduce costs and create value using telehealth, • Expanding coverage for telehealth for Medicare providers...
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New Orleans – A joint survey conducted by the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and WEGO Health of active healthcare users shows that consumers are interested in using telehealth as a replacement or complement to in-person care, citing convenience as the top motivator. Confusion persists, however, largely on whether their health provider offers telehealth options or if telehealth is covered by their insurer. These results were released today at the ATA’s Fall Forum event in New Orleans in a panel discussion with WEGO Health. Survey respondents were polled on their use of video-conferencing to interact with their healthcare provider....
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ATA recently submitted comments on the proposed rule for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for CY 2017, supporting proposed additions to the following procedure codes covered for Medicare telehealth services: • Critical care evaluation and management with temporary codes GTTT1 and GTTT2 • End-stage renal disease-related services for dialysis per day using codes 90967-90970 • Advance care planning using codes 99497 and 99498 View the comments here .
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After hearing from ATA members back home, Congressional lawmakers are back from recess and feeling optimistic about enhanced telehealth opportunities for Medicare. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) has indicated the possibility of including a provision to expand Medicare telehealth coverage in one of the end-of-year budget bills. Sen. Schatz is the lead co-sponsor of the CONNECT for Health Act , the most recently introduced telehealth bill, would expand telemedicine coverage and promote cost savings and quality care under the Medicare program through the use of telehealth and remote patient monitoring services. The CONNECT for Health Act is gaining support...
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The Arkansas Board of Medicine has finally joined the ranks of every other medical board in the country to allow a physician to use telemedicine to establish a relationship with a patient. Effective immediately, newly approved regulations outline a “proper physician-patient relationship” to include “a face-to-face examination using real time audio and visual telemedicine technology that provides information at least equal to such information as would have been obtained by an in-person examination.” The Medical Board also assumes the licensing regulatory responsibilities for other allied health professions, including Occupational...
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Leveraging AMD Global Telemedicine's medical devices and video conferencing, Cherokee Health Systems surpasses 11,000 telemedicine encounters across 23 schools in Sevier County, Tennessee. Chelmsford, MA, September 12, 2016– –Telemedicine technology has transformed the way twenty-three (23) Sevier County public schools address student's health and well-being. For the past eight (8) years, Cherokee Health Systems has been delivering healthcare services to Sevier County schools. Recently they surpassed a milestone of completing 11,000 patient encounters, of which AMD Global Telemedicine's specialty medical devices played a prominent...
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After hearing from ATA members back home, Congressional lawmakers are back from recess and feeling optimistic about enhanced telehealth opportunities for Medicare. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) has indicated the possibility of including a provision to expand Medicare telehealth coverage in one of the end-of-year budget bills. Sen. Schatz is the lead co-sponsor of the CONNECT for Health Act , the most recently introduced telehealth bill, would expand telemedicine coverage and promote cost savings and quality care under the Medicare program through the use of telehealth and remote patient monitoring services. The CONNECT for Health Act is gaining support...
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ATA recently submitted comments on the proposed rule for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for CY 2017, supporting proposed additions to the following procedure codes covered for Medicare telehealth services: • Critical care evaluation and management with temporary codes GTTT1 and GTTT2 • End-stage renal disease-related services for dialysis per day using codes 90967-90970 • Advance care planning using codes 99497 and 99498 View the comments here .
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The Arkansas Board of Medicine has finally joined the ranks of every other medical board in the country to allow a physician to use telemedicine to establish a relationship with a patient. Effective immediately, newly approved regulations outline a “proper physician-patient relationship” to include “a face-to-face examination using real time audio and visual telemedicine technology that provides information at least equal to such information as would have been obtained by an in-person examination.” The Medical Board also assumes the licensing regulatory responsibilities for other allied health professions, including Occupational...
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With Congress in recess until after Labor Day, the American Telemedicine Association recommends that the public take action now to contact their Members of Congress for further inclusion of telehealth legislation. The CONNECT for Health Act , the most recently introduced telehealth bill, would expand telemedicine coverage and promote cost savings and quality care under the Medicare program through the use of telehealth and remote patient monitoring services. The CONNECT for Health Act is gaining bicameral support with S. 2484 co-sponsored by 13 senators and H.R. 4442 co-sponsored by 32 representatives. Additionally, the FAST Act ( S. 1465 / H.R. 2799 ...
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Four years after the District enacted a telemedicine parity law, the city's agency on health care finance has released guidance on Medicaid fee-for-service coverage and reimbursement. Through emergency regulations, the agency will cover E&M, behavioral health, and speech therapy via interactive audio-video. Hospitals, SNFs, FQHCs, clinics, DC schools, MD and NP practices, and core service agencies qualify as eligible originating and distant sites. The agency will also require periodic telemedicine program evaluation surveys as a condition of payment. Hawaii lawmakers have enacted another law aimed to improve telemedicine in the state. The state...
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Vidyo Named Telehealth Leader in Embedded Video Conferencing HACKENSACK, N.J., Sep 7, 2016 - Telehealth is at an inflection point. Embedded video conferencing technology has become a critical tool in the transformation of the delivery of telemedicine around the world. Physicians, providers, and patients understand that a comprehensive, reliable telehealth system that can be securely accessed over expansive public networks is invaluable. Today, Vidyo has been honored by Frost & Sullivan for the impact its technology has had on the realm of telehealth with the 2016 North American Video Telehealth Enabling Technology Award . This recognition as...
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WASHINGTON —AUGUST, 29, 2016 - The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) will host its annual Fall Forum in New Orleans, La., on Sept. 26-28, 2016. The forum will be addressing the rapidly changing telehealth industry landscape and how companies and organizations are adapting. The Fall Forum will bring together industry leaders from health care businesses, institutions, organizations, and government agencies and will include speakers from Wal-Mart, Mercy Virtual, the Louisiana State Legislature and more. New Orleans natives James Carville and Mary Matalin will deliver the keynote address at the 2016 Fall Forum. “The telehealth industry has...
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