Reports and Policy Briefs

CCHP’s thorough policy briefs, project reports, and research studies earned the organization its reputation as a national center of excellence in telehealth policy.

  • State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Policies Report, Fall 2017

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    CCHP’s newest fifty-state report offers the most current summary guide of Medicaid provider manuals, applicable state laws, and telehealth-related regulations for all fifty states, including DC.  For the most current telehealth-related policy information, visit CCHP’s interactive policy map.

  • Telehealth Private Payer Laws: Impact and Issues - Full Report

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    Since 2010, there has been nearly triple the number of states that have enacted legislation related to telehealth care, and the most common legislation has been what is known as private payer laws. The state telehealth private payer laws range in scope and features, adding further complexity to the already convoluted telehealth policy environment where no two states are alike. Although these private payer telehealth laws are gaining momentum, to date there has not been a comprehensive analysis of these laws or the impact they may have on expanding the use and payment for telehealth services. To further understand and assess the impact of these laws on telehealth utilization, the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) conducted a five-month study (September 2016 to January 2017) looking to achieve a better understanding of the policy factors that greatly affect the effectiveness of private payer laws.

  • Telehealth Private Payer Laws: Impact and Issues - Executive Summary

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    Condensed executive summary of the 2017 report titled Telehealth Private Payer Laws: Impact and Issues.

     

  • Challenges and Recommendations on Using Telehealth for Directly Observed Therapy in Treating Tuberculosis

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    Treating TB by means of directly observed therapy (DOT) generates high costs, time-intensive travel, and labor burdens on public health departments, yet it is recommended by the CDC as the most effective means of combating TB. One solution to alleviate such strains as well as fight against infectious diseases is to employ telehealth technologies, yet it remains underutilized. With a grant from the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF), the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) examined the potential policy barriers to implementing video technology to deliver electronic DOT (eDOT). 

  • Community Health Centers and Telehealth: A Cost Analysis Report & Recommendations

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    This report summarizes the findings of a recent CCHP project which examined the cost and reimbursement barriers faced by community health centers when using telehealth to serve their clients.  The report includes a series of policy  recommendations and suggestions for advancing the use of telehealth among CHCs.
  • California community health centers: Financial analysis of telehealth programs

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    This report summarizes the in-depth fiscal analysis conducted by Milliman, Inc. of each of the five CHCs that participated in a study which examined the cost and reimbursement barriers faced by community health centers (CHC) when using telehealth to serve their clients.

  • Using Telehealth for Directly Observed Therapy in Treating Tuberculosis

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    This White Paper analyzes the research, legislation, policies, procedures and practices, as well as the acceptance levels and barriers to the utilization of technology to provide Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) at the federal, state and county level.

  • Net Neutrality Debate and Connected Health

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    In recent months, a great deal has been said about net neutrality. The basic premise of “net neutrality” is that all traffic on the Internet should be treated the same. References made in this document will lead the reader to more information should they wish to explore specific points in more detail.

  • Recommendations from the CCHP Telehealth and the Triple Aim Project: Advancing Telehealth Knowledge and Practice

    Recommendations from the CCHP Telehealth and the Triple Aim Project: Advancing Telehealth Knowledge and Practice

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    This project critically assessed telehealth’s current and potential future role in strengthening health care delivery within the dimensions of the Triple Aim objectives. Since 2008, CCHP has been monitoring the nation’s rapidly transforming health care policy landscape. Several key events highlighted the need for a project to examine why telehealth adoption continued to lag and where it could be best applied in achieving the goals of the Triple Aim.

  • FSMB Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Language

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    On September 5, 2014, the Federation of State Medical Boards released the final version of their proposal of interstate medical licensure compact language.  Read CCHP’s summary brief of the language.

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