December 5, 2019
As of October, 42 US states and the District of Columbia have statutes in place regarding commercial insurance coverage for telehealth, according to a survey report published this week by law firm Foley & Lardner.
While this tally signal an improvement in the telehealth reimbursement landscape over the last few years, the authors of the report warned of state-to-state variance in the language...
December 4, 2019
Editor's note: This article has been edited after publication.
Last December, Teladoc Health made an unannounced deal with TelaDietitian (formerly Nutrify), a consumer and enterprise platform for video consultations with registered dietitians, according to documents provided to MobiHealthNews.
This strategic acquisition provided Teladoc access to the smaller company’s multi-state network of...
December 3, 2019
The US Department of Agriculture announced new grant investments in late November for infrastructure aimed at expanding education and healthcare access among rural US residents.
The full bundle consists of 133 grants totaling $42.5 million, and are spread across 37 states and two US territories.
WHAT’S THE IMPACT
Roughly half of these grants are being allotted for telemedicine-focused projects,...
December 3, 2019
Motivo, a startup platform that new mental health providers can use to complete their training alongside a remote clinical supervisor, has announced a $2.2 million seed funding round. The investment was led by Cox Enterprises, with additional participation from Techstars, SEI Ventures, ECMC, Great Oaks VC, The Jump Fund, Emmett Partners, Next Wave Impact Fund and other unnamed angel investors....
November 20, 2019
In addition, Cigna’s telemedicine customers have given high patient satisfaction scores: a Net Promoter Score of 81.1 among those who use the service.
November 14, 2019
Hims & Hers, an online mail-order health company that uses remote consultations to prescribe cosmetic and sexual health products, has rolled out a new app for users.
The app will offer almost identical services and links as the original platform, and will give users access to asynchronous healthcare visits and prescription products such as birth control and erectile dysfunction medication...
November 12, 2019
While face-to-face visits are still preferred by many, 90% of healthcare organizations polled by HIMSS Media say they're using or piloting remote care services to boost care coordination, manage at-risk patients and broaden pop health efforts.
November 8, 2019
There's a potentially large impact school-based telehealth programs can have on children with chronic illnesses.
November 7, 2019
Telehealth giant American Well has struck a deal to acquire Aligned Telehealth, a vendor of telepsychiatry and behavioral health that services providers and payers. American Well says that this move will make it the largest enterprise telepsychiatry platform operating in the US.
At this time, the companies are not sharing any terms of the deal such as its price, official effective date or whether...
November 5, 2019
Scanwell Health, maker of a smartphone-based platform for home urinary tract infection screening, has raised $3.5 million in seed funding. Founders Fund, Mayfield, DCM, Version One, Y Combinator and Liquid 2 Ventures all participated in the round.
The startup paired this announcement with the reveal of a new partnership with telehealth service Lemonaid Health that will bring its UTI platform to...