Tag Archives: telehealth

Walmart signals plans to offer telehealth in 16 more states

The medical group for Walmart Health has filed paperwork to do business in more than a dozen more states – and a spokesperson told Insider that the moves are not related to physical clinics.   Instead, the preparation regards the retail giant’s pending acquisition of telehealth vendor MeMD earlier this year.   “We’ve expressed our… Read More »

FCC close to finalizing $100M telehealth pilot program

The Federal Communications Commission will soon move to issue a final order for its new $ 100 million Connected Care Pilot Program, which is intended to boost the use of telehealth for underserved patient populations. In July, the FCC adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking requesting public comment on the initiative aimed at cost savings… Read More »

CMS proposes telehealth changes under Trump executive order

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has started implementing the proposed rules needed to fulfill President Trump’s executive order on Monday to make temporary telehealth services permanent, especially for rural areas. As directed by Trump’s order “Improving Rural and Telehealth Access,” CMS said it is taking steps to extend the availability of certain telemedicine… Read More »

Long-Term Telehealth Expansion Should Be Planned Intelligently

By KEN TERRY Telehealth has been a lifeline for many doctors and patients during the pandemic, and the decisions of CMS and many private payers to cover telehealth visits—in some cases, at full parity with in-person visits–has helped physician practices stave off bankruptcy. Assuming that these policies remain in effect after the pandemic, I agree… Read More »