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FQHC Webinar Series Part 1 – Telehealth and Chronic Care Management

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With the increasing number of reimbursement codes and interest from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in paying for Chronic Care Management (CCM) services in Medicare, opportunities are available to CHCs to take advantage of utilizing remote patient technology (RPM) to address their community’s needs. By managing chronic conditions, more serious health episodes may be avoided leading to potential cost saving and better quality of life for patients. Join us as we explore these opportunities and how to take advantage of them.

FQHCs will learn how to intiate their own telehealth program. Our presenters are directors of FQHCs and will be sharing what FQHCs need to consider when developing a telehealth program, from selecting equipment to policy issues that need to be consider. Listen in on these FQHC success stories and gain insight in jumpstarting your own telehealth program.

Speakers:
Kathy Wibberly, Director, Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center
Howard Chapman, Director of Programs and Development, Tri-Area Community Health
Richard Albrecht, Director, Telehealth Network, Health Network Holdings, Inc.

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California DHCS Releases Comment Responses to Proposed Telehealth Policy

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In late 2018, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), which administers California’s Medicaid program (Medi-Cal), released proposed updates to their telehealth policy manuals, including those for fee-for-service, managed care, Indian Health Services, Family Plan, Access, Care and Treatment (Family PACT), dentistry and federally qualified health centers/rural health clinics (FQHC/RHCs).  Proposed policy changes included allowing the distant site/treating provider to decide when it is appropriate for telehealth to be used and whether it should be via live video or store-and-forward.  E-consult (provider to provider consultation), falling under the auspice of store-and-forward, would also be reimbursed under the new policy.  As part of their drafting process, DHCS solicited feedback from telehealth stakeholders on their proposed policy.
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