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Relaxed HIPAA requirements for telehealth encounters during the COVID-19 national emergency

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Sunday, March 22, 2020
By Kelly Grahovac

On March 13, 2020, the Trump Administration announced regulatory flexibilities to help health care providers and states to respond to and contain the spread of coronavirus.

Trump expands telehealth services to certain providers

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03/18/2020

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration has expanded Medicare telehealth coverage to allow beneficiaries to receive a wider range of healthcare services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility.

Sleep Data takes BetterNight national with investment

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10/01/2019

SAN DIEGO – Sleep Data and BetterNight, providers of sleep therapy services, and HCAP Partners, an investor, have announced a $6 million round of growth funding.

Bill breathes life into telehealth for respiratory therapy

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05/07/2019

WASHINGTON – A bill to encourage the use of telehealth by registered respiratory therapists has been introduced in the House of Representatives. Reps. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., TJ Cox, D-Calif., Earl Carter, R-Ga., and Mike Kelly, R-Pa., on May 2 introduced H.R.

Best Buy makes big healthcare buy

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08/16/2018

MINNEAPOLIS – Best Buy has signed a definitive agreement to buy Great Call, a San Diego-based provider of connected health and personal emergency response services to the aging population, for $800 million in cash.

Philips embeds telehealth services into solutions

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01/09/2018

AMSTERDAM and BOSTON – Royal Philips and American Well, a telehealth provider, have signed a new strategic partnership to jointly deliver virtual care solutions around the world.

Oxygen management: Keep an eye on telehealth

Q. How will telehealth impact my business in 2018 and beyond?
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11/21/2017

A. Telehealth solutions were the talk of Medtrade and one of the major features highlighted by oxygen therapy manufacturers.

GAO studies challenges, opportunities surrounding remote patient monitoring

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04/19/2017

WASHINGTON – Concerns over payment and coverage restrictions are barriers to healthcare providers and patients using telehealth and remote patient monitoring to improve quality of care, according to a new study from t

VirtuOx launches DocViaWeb

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06/07/2016

WASHINGTON – VirtuOx, a national sleep and respiratory testing provider, has launched a sister company, DocViaWeb, to provide HIPAA-compliant and cost-effective telemonitoring solutions for healthcare organizations and professionals to diagnose and treat at home.

No reason to hold back on technology, speakers say

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03/18/2016

NEW ORLEANS – Whether it’s PERS, telehealth or remote health monitoring, tech-enabled home care is here and it’s here to stay, said the speakers at the Home Health Technology Summit last week.

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