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Medicare Will Expand Coverage for Telehealth

By Ken Terry,  Information Week – Healthcare The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed changing how it defines telehealth services that may be eligible for Medicare coverage. But it’s unclear how far the agency will go in expanding such … Continue reading

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CMS Rule Encourages Hospitals to Participate in EHR Based Reporting Pilot

Joseph Goedert, HDM Breaking News, 7/5/2011 The CMS has issued a proposed rule urging critical access facilities and hospitals to take part in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program Electronic Reporting Pilot. “Through this pilot, we have encouraged hospitals to take … Continue reading

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Rural Hospitals Struggle to Meet Electronic Record Standards

By Jennifer Vogel, Minnesota Public Radio   6/20/2011 Carol Weiler, who lives in Sartell and suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, can schedule appointments at her HealthPartners clinic online. She can refill prescriptions and view parts of her medical record via the … Continue reading

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$95,000 Grant for Study of Telemedicine

Billings Gazette, By Cindy Uken  6/10/11 Dahl Memorial Healthcare Association, a private, nonprofit facility that houses a nursing home, clinic and hospital in Ekalaka, has received a $95,000 grant for a yearlong study into how telemedicine is used to provide … Continue reading

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MultiPlan to Award $30,000 Grants to Rural Hospitals

New York, NY (PRWEB) June 01, 2011 MultiPlan, Inc., the nation’s oldest and largest independent PPO network, is accepting applications for its 2011 Rural Health Outreach Grant. The program, now in its 16th year, awards ten hospitals serving rural areas … Continue reading

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What is Rural Health?

HRSA.gov Up to 25 percent of U.S. residents reside in rural areas.  Compared with urban populations, rural residents generally have higher poverty rates, have a larger elderly population, tend to be in poorer health, and have higher uninsured rates than urban … Continue reading

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What is Telehealth?

HRSA.gov   Telehealth is the use of technology to deliver health care, health information or health education at a distance. Common applications include: teleradiology, in which test results are forwarded to another facility for diagnosis; continuing professional education, including presentations … Continue reading

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