TelehealthFeds Offer $1.15B to Fund Rural High-Speed Internet Access
USDA also invests $50 million to improve access to telemedicine, distance learning for 7.6 million rural Americans.
TelehealthATA Seeks Telehealth PHE Measures 'At Least Through 2022'
American Telemedicine Association CEO Ann Mond Johnson says the PHE created "flexibilities that have allowed clinicians across the country to...
Telehealth23andMe Will Spend $400M to Acquire Lemonaid Health
The consumer-focused genealogy researcher says the acquisition will advance its "vision of individualized primary care that empowers consumers to live...
TelehealthCigna Taps MDLIVE to Expand Virtual Care Access to 'Millions of People'
The program launches in January 2022 and will be available to all Cigna customers enrolled in employer-sponsored plans.
PayerOpinion: A Procedure That Cost $1,775 in New York Was $350 in Maryland. Here's Why.
It wasn't easy for Maryland to enact its unique healthcare system.
Human ResourcesUnderstaffed State Psychiatric Facilities Leave Mental Health Patients in Limbo
The shortage of beds and mental health workers has collided with an increasing, pandemic-driven demand for mental health treatment.
Clinical CareDirect Primary Care, With a Touch of Robin Hood
St. Luke's, a clinic with a staff of four in a nondescript shopping center, offers an unorthodox combination of concierge-style...
Human ResourcesIn Maine, Vaccine Mandate for EMTs Stresses Small-Town Ambulance Crews
EMS crews have been busier than ever this year, as people who delayed getting care during the COVID-19 pandemic have...
Clinical Care'They Treat Me Like I'm Old and Stupid': Seniors Decry Health Providers' Age Bias
Nearly 20% of Americans age 50 and older say they have experienced discrimination in healthcare settings.
TelehealthSeniors' Telehealth Use Holds Steady, but Rural Access Lags
One-third of rural older adults had at least one virtual visit in 2020, compared with nearly half of seniors in...
TelehealthUnited Healthcare, Optum Launch Virtual-first Health Plan
NavigateNOW is being touted as "a simpler, more convenient experience at approximately 15% less premium cost than traditional benefit plans."
NursingHygienists Brace for Pitched Battles With Dentists in Fights Over Practice Laws
Illinois trails many other states in allowing dental hygienists unsupervised contact with patients. In Colorado, on the extreme end, hygienists...