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April 19, 2018

Headed to the 2018 American Telemedicine Association Conference this year?  We invite you to connect with the CHQI team in a variety of ways: 1) Register for CHQI’s Pre-Conference Accreditation Workshop on Saturday, April 28 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.  The workshop is designed to guide you step-by-step through the Telemedicine Accreditation Program application process, […]

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March 1, 2018
By: Michael D. Reisman, JD, MA

On February 9, 2018, Congress passed and President Trump signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which includes several key provisions that expand payment for telemedicine services under Medicare. Medicare covers almost 60 million Americans age 65 and over, as well as those under 65 who have disabilities.

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Telepsychiatry
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November 13, 2017

To say those who live in rural America can have difficulty accessing mental health care, is an understatement. Two such barriers they face are transportation and the scarcity of providers in country settings. These combined issues place burdens on family physicians to provide mental health care when many patients truly need to see a psychiatrist.

Mental Health Parity
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November 9, 2017

If you’re reading this, you probably know someone – a family member, friend, or neighbor – who has overdosed from opioids. The President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis paints a grim picture in its Final Report, issued on November 2, 2017: in the U.S., more than 175 lives are lost to […]

Mental Health Parity
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September 19, 2017

As Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria brought destruction to the U.S. within a 30-day period, medical professionals rushed in to help of all stripes and colors. In addition to the traditional on-the-ground relief efforts, a growing number of doctors, nurses and others provided care remotely through the phone, video, smartphone apps and other telemedicine modalities. […]

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