Tag: telemedicine

Federal Behavioral Health Plan Released

This month, the Biden administration released a plan for tackling the nationwide behavioral health crisis. Challenges related to behavioral health are not new, but have only worsened during the now ...

The American Medical Association Releases a Report Urging Healthcare Stakeholders to Enhance Behavioral Health Integration Through Digital Tools

The American Medical Association (AMA) released a report defining opportunities to incorporate technology to advance behavioral health integration (BHI) and outlining a framework to measure BHI models. This report, which ...

The Hidden Costs of COVID-19

As we enter 2022, the COVID-19 pandemic is surging through the United States yet again, this time fueled by the highly transmissible Omicron variant. Although the symptoms of this variant ...

Health Policy News – September 2021

Welcome back, Health Policy News readers! We hope you enjoyed the end of the summer. With fall conference season in full swing, this month’s edition features two updates from recent ...

NASHP Conference Features COVID-19 Updates and Forward-Looking Policy Discussions

Nearly every panel at this year’s annual National Academy of State Health Policy (NASHP) conference—which took place from September 20-22—inevitably included some focus on the implications and impact of the ...

Post-Pandemic Telehealth Utilization

Background The last year saw a significant increase in the use of alternative health care delivery methods (especially telemedicine, or telehealth1), as patients either avoided or were unable to access ...

Health Policy News – March 2021

This month, we provide updates on topics covered in recent editions, including an update on the latest health policy developments relative to the COVID-19 public health emergency, digital healthcare access ...

Digital Health Literacy Inequities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the digitization of healthcare services, as safety precautions prompted a transition of care delivery from in-person to virtual. The health risks posed by the COVID-19 virus ...

Reflections on 2020 and Predictions for 2021

Continued Responses to COVID-19 State and Federal Responses to COVID-19 in 2020 and Expectations for 2021 At the start of 2020, COVID-19 was a peripheral thought for most people in ...

Regulatory Roundup

Final Medicaid Managed Care Rule, Transparency Requirements for Commercial Insurance Carriers and two Georgia Waiver Approvals Announced Over the past few weeks, two anticipated final rules were released by the ...