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.
Teladoc has experienced a revenue growth of 79% for the year to $417.9 million while total visits in 2018 were up 80% to 2.6 million and the company also reduced its losses.
US health systems and hospitals are using telehealth as a tool to provide care into patients’ homes to improve health outcomes, reduce costs and tap into the home healthcare opportunity