NTRC Fact Sheets

Created by the National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers

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    Existing policy barriers on both federal and state levels contribute to the limited use of telehealth. This fact sheet, created by the Center for Connected Heatlh Policy, summarizes some of the major barriers that currently exist.

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    This fact sheet, created by the Center for Connected Health Policy, summarizes telehealth reimbursement.  In addition to self-pay, Medicare, Medicaid and many private payers offer some form of reimbursement for telehealth delivered services.

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    For a decade, the Telehealth Resource Centers (TRC) have provided the nation with comprehensive, unbiased information and education related to telehealth.  The TRCs, which are non-profit organizations, facilitate the expansion of telehealth and the availability of health care to rural and underserved populations.  This year, the TRCs are celebrating their ten year anniversary.  

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    This infograph is a quick overview displaying how the FDA classifies mHealth devices and/or mobile apps.

     

     

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    This infographic, created by the national consortium of telehealth resource centers, will help guide today's telehealth toward HIPAA compliance.  

     

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    A review of the FSMB’s State Medical Boards’ Appropriate Regulation of Telemedicine (SMART) Workgroup’s suggestions for telemedicine concepts, principles, and definitions that individual state physician licensing boards may adopt.

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    This fact sheet intends to help decision makers understand telehealth and its key components, provides a framework for understanding what is meant by the term “telehealth.”  It outlines its main applications, and explains why “telemedicine” is an outdated term.

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    A July 23, 2010 comment letter to CMS on its proposed telehealth credentialing rule. The letter was signed by CCHP, the California Association of Rural Health Clinics, California Rural Indian Health Board, and California State Rural Health Association.