State Policy Changes Could Increase Access to Opioid Treatment via Telehealth
Issue brief discussing barriers to opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment via telehealth and policy recommendations to support telehealth, including reimbursement and regulatory policies. Discusses issues of broadband access, infrastructure, and data collection in relation to telehealth implementation.
Date: 12/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Pew Charitable Trusts view details
Understanding the "Tool-ish-ness" of Telehealth: Q&A with Dr. Jonathan Neufeld
An interview with clinical psychologist and program director for the Great Plains Telehealth Resource & Assistance Center, Dr. Jonathan Neufeld. Discusses the role of telehealth in healthcare delivery. Describes how telecommunications tools can be used by providers to bring quality care to rural areas.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 12/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Medicare Telemedicine Snapshot
Presents data on telemedicine utilization by Medicare beneficiaries from March 1, 2020 to February 28, 2021, including pre- and post-pandemic rates of accessing telehealth services, trends in e-visits and virtual check-ins, geographic breakdowns including rural and urban residence, and beneficiary characteristics. Uses data from Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) claims, Medicare Advantage (MA) encounters, and Medicare enrollment.
Date: 12/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services view details
Assessment of Patient Preferences for Telehealth in Post-COVID-19 Pandemic Health Care
Results of a study to ascertain patient preferences for video visits after the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, and to identify perceptions of the value of video visits and the role of out-of-pocket costs in changing patient preferences. Features demographic statistics for survey participants, including breakdowns by residence in communities with populations of less than 50,000 or greater than 50,000.
Author(s): Zachary S. Predmore, Elizabeth Roth, Joshua Breslau, et al. Citation: JAMA Network Open, 4(12) Date: 12/2021 Type: Document view details
Medicare Beneficiaries' Use of Telehealth in 2020: Trends by Beneficiary Characteristics and Location
Report examining telehealth visits by Medicare beneficiaries in 2020 that compares urban and rural residence and breaks down data by visit location, race/ethnicity, visit specialty, and by state, with comparisons to 2019 data. Data drawn from Medicare FFS Part B outpatient and carrier claims submitted between January and December 2020 and the same period in 2019.
Date: 12/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation view details