A recent report examines trends in telehealth-related claims, reimbursements and state policies using the largest private claims database in the US. Among its findings are that, although most state telehealth policies have been implemented within the last five years, claims for telehealth are rare and reimbursements tend to be lower than for non-telehealth claims. Results from this research were reported in USA Today and Forbes. Read the full report from the Health Care Cost Institute here.
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Indiana’s plan to expand Medicaid has been approved by CMS based on new several new waivers that might be pursued by other Republican states. Read the full story here. The UNMC Center for Health Policy had carried out an analysis of the implications for Medicaid expansion in Indiana and the full report can be found here.
Drs. Fernando Wilson, Jim Stimpson, and José A. Pagán gain national media attention for their study, “Fatal crashes from drivers testing positive for drugs in the U.S., 1993 – 2010.” Published in Public Health Reports, the study concluded that approximately 46.5% of fatal crashes involved drugged drivers using prescription drugs in 2010. The study also indicated that while nearly three quarters of drugged drivers used alcohol and cocaine, prescription drugs had the highest increase in prevalence among drugged drivers since the mid-2000s.