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Telehealth Use in Rural Healthcare – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Telehealth Use in Rural Healthcare.

National Telehealth Technology Assessment Resource Center - Upcoming Events
Shares upcoming events, past webinar recordings, and a list of past events hosted by the National Telehealth Technology Assessment Resource Center (TTAC). Includes events discussing telehealth delivery models, technology showcases, and annual meetings.
Type: Calendar/Event List
Sponsoring organization: National Telehealth Technology Assessment Resource Center
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National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers - Events
List of events hosted by the National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers (NCTRC) that also includes events from the individual Telehealth Resource Centers (TRCs) addressing telehealth policy, technology, program development, and other telehealth topics.
Type: Calendar/Event List
Sponsoring organization: National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers
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USAC Rurality Tier Search Tool
Allows users to determine the applicable rural tier for a specific site location to calculate the rural rate for telecommunications support through the RHC Telecom Program. Tiers include extremely rural, rural, less rural, and non-rural. Tool provides general information; rurality tiers are formally assigned through the review and approval of FCC forms.
Additional links: How to: Use the Rurality Tier Search Tool
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Universal Service Administrative Company
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Video Series: Tech Talks With the TRCs
Video series featuring staff from the 12 Telehealth Resource Centers discussing various topics related to telehealth programs and delivery, including technology assessment, Project ECHO, behavioral health, remote patient monitoring, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Telehealth Technology Assessment Resource Center
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Telehealth Talk
Podcast with monthly episodes highlighting telehealth stories, provider experiences and insights, and educational content. Topics include telemedicine business, health information technology, and offering specialty care through telehealth.
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: South Central Telehealth Resource Center
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Turn to Telehealth Partner Toolkit
Offers resources to support communication and information sharing regarding telehealth services with patients and providers. Includes newsletter templates, social media assets, sample emails, tip sheets, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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CCHP Policy Finder
Database of telehealth laws and regulations with state-by-state information, information related to COVID-19 telehealth policy changes, Medicaid and Medicare information, and other payer and professional requirements. Offers maps comparing policies in each state.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Center for Connected Health Policy: The National Telehealth Policy Resource Center
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Provider Bridge
Connects healthcare professionals with state agencies and healthcare entities to increase access to care for patients in rural and underserved communities, and assists in mobilizing volunteer healthcare professionals during public health emergencies. Features COVID-19 resources including state-by-state telehealth information and links to help providers find answers to telehealth licensure questions.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Federation of State Medical Boards
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Telemedicine for Health Equity Toolkit
Toolkit providing information and guidance for safety-net healthcare systems on telemedicine program development and implementation. Includes sections with information for leadership, providers and teams, and considerations for reaching rural and underserved populations to address health disparities. Toolkit will be regularly updated to reflect regulatory changes and insights from healthcare administrators.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Care Innovations, Commonwealth Fund, UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations
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Monthly Telehealth Regional Tracker
Summarizes telehealth utilization changes nationally and across four U.S. census regions on a monthly and yearly basis. Provides an overview of the volume of telehealth claims, most common procedure codes, top diagnoses, and use of telehealth services in urban versus rural areas. Updated monthly.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: FAIR Health
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Last Updated: 6/1/2022