The Biden administration has announced that the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) will end on May 11, 2023.
Although many of the waivers introduced during the pandemic will stay in place through December 21, 2024, two waivers will immediately go away. The HIPAA notification of enforcement discretion during PHE will end, as will the prescribing of controlled substances to patients for whom prescribers have not conducted an in-person medical evaluation.
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The NCTRC 2022 Annual Report now available! The National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers (NCTRC) is pleased to provided this annual report on its activities for 2022. The fourteen telehealth resource centers continue to provide invaluable technical
assistance, training and resources to the nation’s health care system and patients.
Underfunded Infrastructure; Impact on Health Equity:The Telehealth Equity Coalition (TEC) explores the digital divide and other key social determinants that create barriers to quality health care. Read about the government policies and infrastructure investments that are needed to address these barriers.
What to expect in telehealth in 2023? About 25% of patients used telehealth last year, far exceeding the 5% who accessed care this way before the pandemic. As telehealth evolves, that number is expected to rise in the coming years.
ATA 2023: The American Telehealth Association's annual conference will be held next month in San Antonio. ATA2023 is the telehealth conference that puts telehealth in its place within a hybrid-care delivery model. The conferenced will feature visionary keynotes, thought-provoking fireside chats, and interactive sessions to advance your knowledge. March 4-6, in San Antonio, Texas.
HIMSS 2023: The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Inc. will bring together thought leaders, disruptors and change-makers across the global health information and technology spectrum. April 17–21 in Chicago.
NRHA 2023: The National Rural Health Association and rural health leaders from across the country will meet to help raise the standard for rural health care. This conferenced will offer more than 80 innovative, practical and cost-saving sessions. May 16–19 in San Diego.
APHA 2023: The American Public Health Association will hold its annual meeting and expo, Nov. 12–15in Atlanta.