Telehealth: The Big Picture
This factsheet dives into frequently asked questions about telehealth. By examining how it is delivered, the different models available, and its benefits, you will better understand telehealth.
Telehealth Policy Barriers
Telehealth has existed for decades in some form or another, but it is only in the last few years it has received increasing attention as a means to achieving the goals of the Triple Aim: efficiency, better health outcomes, and better care. However, the ubiquitous adoption of telehealth continues to lag despite improved technology and increasing amounts of evidence. Existing policy barriers on both federal and state levels contribute to the limited use of telehealth. This factsheet includes some of the major barriers that currently exist.
In addition to self-pay, Medicare, Medicaid, and many private payers offer some form of reimbursement for telehealth-delivered services. However, policies vary by state and payer. This factsheet explains those reimbursement options.
Telehealth Technologies and Preparing to Select a Vendor
As telehealth programs expand, healthcare organizations have begun to use off-the-shelf webcams/laptops, tablets, and even smartphones. This factsheet includes tips for selecting a vendor and a review of the market.
Funding for Telehealth: Administration, Clinical, Technology & Broadband Services
Federal agencies invest millions of dollars each year to support better access to quality health care for rural and other underserved areas and populations. This factsheet includes some of the better-known sources of funding specific to telehealth and the use of telehealth technologies.