Reports and Policy Briefs

CCHP’s thorough policy briefs, project reports, and research studies earned the organization its reputation as a national center of excellence in telehealth policy.

  • Challenges and Recommendations on Using Telehealth for Directly Observed Therapy in Treating Tuberculosis

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    Treating TB by means of directly observed therapy (DOT) generates high costs, time-intensive travel, and labor burdens on public health departments, yet it is recommended by the CDC as the most effective means of combating TB. One solution to alleviate such strains as well as fight against infectious diseases is to employ telehealth technologies, yet it remains underutilized. With a grant from the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF), the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) examined the potential policy barriers to implementing video technology to deliver electronic DOT (eDOT). 

  • State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Policies Report, Latest Version

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    CCHP’s updated fourth annual fifty-state report offers the most current summary guide of Medicaid provider manuals, applicable state laws, and telehealth-related regulations for all fifty states, including DC.  For the most recent telehealth-related policy information, visit CCHP’s interactive policy map.

  • Community Health Centers and Telehealth: A Cost Analysis Report & Recommendations

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    This report summarizes the findings of a recent CCHP project which examined the cost and reimbursement barriers faced by community health centers when using telehealth to serve their clients.  The report includes a series of policy  recommendations and suggestions for advancing the use of telehealth among CHCs.
  • California community health centers: Financial analysis of telehealth programs

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    This report summarizes the in-depth fiscal analysis conducted by Milliman, Inc. of each of the five CHCs that participated in a study which examined the cost and reimbursement barriers faced by community health centers (CHC) when using telehealth to serve their clients.

  • Using Telehealth for Directly Observed Therapy in Treating Tuberculosis

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    This White Paper analyzes the research, legislation, policies, procedures and practices, as well as the acceptance levels and barriers to the utilization of technology to provide Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) at the federal, state and county level.

  • Net Neutrality Debate and Connected Health

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    In recent months, a great deal has been said about net neutrality. The basic premise of “net neutrality” is that all traffic on the Internet should be treated the same. References made in this document will lead the reader to more information should they wish to explore specific points in more detail.

  • Recommendations from the CCHP Telehealth and the Triple Aim Project: Advancing Telehealth Knowledge and Practice

    Recommendations from the CCHP Telehealth and the Triple Aim Project: Advancing Telehealth Knowledge and Practice

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    This project critically assessed telehealth’s current and potential future role in strengthening health care delivery within the dimensions of the Triple Aim objectives. Since 2008, CCHP has been monitoring the nation’s rapidly transforming health care policy landscape. Several key events highlighted the need for a project to examine why telehealth adoption continued to lag and where it could be best applied in achieving the goals of the Triple Aim.

  • FSMB Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Language

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    On September 5, 2014, the Federation of State Medical Boards released the final version of their proposal of interstate medical licensure compact language.  Read CCHP’s summary brief of the language.

  • FDA and Mobile Medical Applications

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    This brief includes an overview of the FDA’s new guidance for mobile medical applications, several charts to explain which applications will be subject to FDA regulations, and medical device classifications and requirements.

  • Final Changes to Medicare Telehealth Policy

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    This brief serves as an overview of two telehealth-related Medicare changes for the 2014 fiscal year – a finalized definition of “rural” and the addition of two CPT codes for telehealth-delivered services – that went into effect January 1, 2014.

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