COVID-19: Telehealth and Virtual Care

Hospitals and health systems are facing serious nurse staffing challenges. Virtual nursing offers new strategies to address the challenges in delivering inpatient care.
Hospitals may keep billing through Dec. 31 for some Medicare patient therapies provided in the home, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
The expanded availability of opioid use disorder-related telehealth services and medications during the pandemic was linked to a reduced likelihood of fatal drug overdoses among Medicare beneficiaries, a study found.
Handling routine health concerns by phone or video is a safe and effective option, according to an analysis of Kaiser Permanente Northern California telehealth visits occurring early in the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Biden Administration will end on May 11 the COVID-19 national and public health emergencies declared in 2020.
Congress and the Biden administration should extend most telehealth flexibilities for Medicare beneficiaries for another two years after the public health emergency ends to allow studies to continue on telehealth’s impact on access, cost, quality and outcomes, a report said.
A study found that permanently relaxing state restrictions to allow telehealth visits out of state would likely offer immediate convenience to patient
Telehealth care is comparable to in-person care, according to a recently published study in JAMA Network Open. A review of data from 40.7 million commercially insured adults on
A five-month extension of the telehealth federal public health emergency, set to expire in April, is included in the 2022 omnibus spending bill
The use of telehealth among Medicare recipients rose 63-fold during the COVID-19 pandemic