Federal to focus opioid-fighting efforts on 4 states

The National Institute on Drug Abuse in collaboration with the substance abuse engagement focused on improving prevention & treatment strategies for opioid addiction.

Value-based care and payment models are being implemented in 48 states, study shows

The study reveals that of the value-based care solutions initiatives implemented, half of them are multipayer in scope. While only four states have had little or no value-based payment activity.

Maryland proposes new rules for Telehealth Psychology and Therapy

Telehealth software have supported the treatment of mental health patients. The Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists rule permits therapists to conduct the initial patient evaluation via telehealth.

USDA announces investments in telemedicine projects addressing opioid emergency

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that telemedicine projects that address opioid emergency in rural communities will be awarded with funds.

New CMS rule allows Medicare Advantage to offer Telehealth Services

The new rule will come to effect in the 2020 plan year and will allow Medicare Advantage to offer telehealth service as part of their basic benefit package.