Center for Health Policy

New Findings on Telehealth-Related Claims by Primary Care Providers

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.

CHP faculty research receives national media attention in U.S. News and World Report

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.