States’ Varying Definitions of Telehealth Can Result in ‘Confusing Environments,’ Report Finds
Variations in state definitions of telehealth and telemedicine create "confusing environments" for users, according to a report by the Center for Connected Health Policy. According to the report, 48 states -- including California -- and Washington, D.C., have definitions of telehealth or telemedicine written into state law or their respective Medicaid programs. However, the terms often alternate between telehealth and telemedicine, and while there are some similarities, no two definitions are the same.
- "Various Telehealth Definitions, Policies 'Confusing' for Providers" (Bowman, FierceHealthIT, 8/4).