The National Institute on Drug Abuse in collaboration with the substance abuse engagement focused on improving prevention & treatment strategies for opioid addiction.
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.
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.
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that telemedicine projects that address opioid emergency in rural communities will be awarded with funds.
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.