Will insurance pay for telehealth?

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. Maryland is one of 30 states that, by law , require private insurers authorized to issue health insurance policies in Maryland...
Is telemedicine private and secure?

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. Maryland Medicaid has some advice about this on its ‘Telehealth Program Frequently Asked Questions’ webpage,...
What are the different kinds of telehealth?

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. Synchronous = live, interactive audio-video connections that transmit information in both directions during the same...
What is Telehealth?

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...