Maryland Telehealth Alliance
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central knowledge base for telehealth in Maryland
care provider, consumer and industry education about telehealth
public policy advocacy
Maryland Telehealth Alliance has suspended operations temporarily as we restructure the organization’s focus and deployment of assets. We are not accepting new members during this time.
Our founding mission is to raise awareness of telehealth’s value and to reduce barriers to its adoption here in Maryland. In an odd twist of fate, the Covid19 virus has lit a rocket under telehealth awareness and adoption. Whether this sudden surge of acceptance and adoption will be sustaining is key to Maryland Telehealth Alliance’s future targeted efforts. Over the next months, we will canvas stakeholders for their views on whether telehealth in Maryland will continue to need our support and how best to allocate our resources.
If you are visiting our website to seek assistance with telehealth questions, please contact the MidAtlantic Telehealth Resource Center, the Maryland Health Care Commission or submit your question to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will endeavor to point you in the right direction.
Become A Member
Maryland Telehealth Alliance – also known as MTel – leverages the breadth of telehealth knowledge and expertise existing within our state into a collective resource. Recognizing that the fragmented and isolated nature of Maryland’s telehealth programs and policies is itself a barrier to adoption, we aim to provide a dynamic collaborative platform for gathering, sharing and promoting this information.
If you are as excited about the future of telehealth in Maryland as we are, please add your voice to ours as advocates and a resource for telehealth.
Join our roster of volunteers. Your support knowledge and expertise will add even more value to our mission.
webinars and educational content/events
legislative and regulatory updates
advocacy collaboration, coordination and assistance
invitations to participate on special committees
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Included Resources For MTel Members
MTel’s member community is itself a rich resource of expertise and know-how. Tap into this by joining and gain access to additional benefits.
members only online help, advice and sharing forum
technical assistance and referrals
webinars are free for members
Stay informed with MTel’s library of webinars on many different specialty topics. You will access accurate, clear, and actionable information that you won’t find anywhere else in Maryland, either in-person or online.
Regulations Governing the Practice of Telehealth in Maryland
A basic description of both federal and state laws on telehealth services, national trends in state regulation around telehealth, current and proposed Maryland telehealth regulations and the challenges facing telehealth companies and providers. Learn more
Ethical Concerns in a Telehealth Encounter
A review of the ethical considerations of healthcare generally and how they apply to telehealth. Discussion about how telehealth has enhanced the ‘democratization of healthcare’, equality and justice by enabling the delivery of healthcare services to those who would otherwise not have access. Learn more
Telehealth Technical Platforms and Equipment
Learn about the technical barriers to developing a telehealth/telemedicine strategy, how to identify technology that helps enable telehealth deployment and the security/privacy concerns applicable to the adoption of telehealth. Discussion of how clinical use drives the choice of the strategy behind a telehealth adoption plan and the choice of an effective technical platform. Learn more
Telehealth Reimbursement in Maryland
An overview of Maryland telehealth regulations including telehealth provider eligibility, locations authorized for telehealth services and how to register as a provider or a permitted location. We identify coding and billing for telehealth services and answer some frequently asked questions about how to get paid for telehealth services. Learn more
Frequently Asked Questions
What is telehealth?
There is no one, commonly accepted definition of either ‘telehealth’ or ‘telemedicine’. It is also sometimes referred to as ‘digital health’, ‘virtual health’ or ‘connected health’. The American Telemedicine Association describes it succinctly as “technology-enabled health and care management and delivery systems that extend capacity and access. Learn more
Is there a difference between telehealth and telemedicine?
Yes. Telehealth is a broader concept. While telemedicine refers to the delivery of clinical care through telecommunications technology, telehealth includes non-clinical uses of this technology also related to health care such as patient self-monitoring, patient and provider education and health care records management. Learn more
What are the different kinds of telehealth?
Synchronous, store-and-forward, remote patient monitoring, mHealth, ePrescribing. These terms all refer to different modes of telehealth delivery. Learn more
Is telemedicine private and secure?
Yes, when it is used with an encrypted platform that is designed to be HIPAA compliant. Many common consumer applications are not secure enough on their own. Learn more
Will insurance pay for telehealth?
It depends. Private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid all will pay for some telemedicine-delivered services but they each have restrictions. Learn more