Telehealth

Jul 12, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today proposed to update physician fee schedule rates by 0.25% in calendar year 2019, as required under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. After this update and the budget-neutrality adjustment required by law, the proposed…
Jul 17, 2018
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology today held a hearing examining challenges and solutions related to the issue of rural broadband.   In a statement submitted for the hearing, AHA told the subcommittee it appreciates its “focus on the importance of…
Jul 17, 2018
AHA statement before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology: Realizing the Benefits of Rural Broadband: Challenges and Solutions.
Jul 13, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services July 12 issued a proposed rule that would update physician fee schedule payments for calendar year 2019. The rule also included several proposals to implement year three of the quality payment program created by the Medicare Access and CHIP…
Jul 11, 2018
The Federal Communications Commission will seek to establish a new $100 million Connected Care Pilot Program to support telehealth for low-income Americans, especially those living in rural areas and veterans, Commissioner Brendan Carr announced today. The commission will vote at its August meeting…
Jun 29, 2018
Children’s Hospital & Medical Center | Omaha, NE Annually, more than 250,000 children from a five-state region receive care at children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, the only full-service pediatric health care center in the state. But two converging factors – physician shortages…
Jun 22, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved the first continuous glucose monitoring system with a fully implantable sensor, designed to measure glucose levels in adults with diabetes for up to 90 days. Once implanted under the skin during an outpatient procedure, the sensor sends…
Jun 19, 2018
The Federal Communications Commission commissioners have voted unanimously to approve Chairman Ajit Pai’s order that will increase funding for the Rural Health Care Program by $171 million, as urged by the AHA. “This money will help health care providers get the connectivity they need to better…
Jun 6, 2018
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai today, as urged by the AHA, asked his colleagues to approve quickly an order that would increase funding for the Rural Health Care Program by $171 million. “This money will help health care providers get the connectivity they need to better serve…
May 24, 2018
The Senate Finance Committee today held a hearing on “Rural Health Care in America: Challenges and Opportunities.” In a statement submitted for the record, AHA recommended legislative and regulatory actions to maintain access to health care in rural communities – from enacting alternative…