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Medi-Cal To Cover Teledentistry Services Beginning in 2015

Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has signed a bill (AB 1174) to expand Medi-Cal coverage to teledentistry services beginning on Jan. 1, 2015, Kaiser Health News’ “Capsules” reports. Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid program. California is one of the first states to … Continue reading

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Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program

Deadline: November 14, 2014. Award Amount: $200,000/year for three years The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) is pleased to announce that the FY15 Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program funding opportunity announcement (announcement number: HRSA-15-039) is now available. To … Continue reading

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FDA issues final guidance on mobile medical apps

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued final guidance for developers of mobile medical applications, or apps, which are software programs that run on mobile communication devices and perform the same functions as traditional medical devices. The guidance outlines the … Continue reading

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HIPAA and Telehealth

Compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is more complex than simply using products that claim to be “HIPAA-compliant.” HIPAA compliance entails an organized set of secure, monitored, and documented practices within and between covered entities. Though products cannot … Continue reading

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CTRC has a new look! Tell us what you think

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2013-2014 Medi-Cal Rate Increase

Click to download the Federal Register with information on the new Medi-Cal rates for 2013-2014

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CCHP Releases Report on Specialty Care Safety Net Initiative

CCHP has released a new report on its recently completed California HealthCare Foundation funded demonstration project, the Specialty Care Safety Net Initiative (SCSNI) that connected 43 safety-net providers with five UC Medical Centers through telehealth technology.  CCHP provided participating safety-net … Continue reading

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2013 Telehealth Conference – Presentations Now Available Online!

Monday , April 15, 2013 9:00–9:15 Welcome and Overview, Conference Kick-off Welcome Kathy J. Chorba, Executive Director, California Telehealth Resource Center Margaret Laws, Director, Innovations for the Underserved, California HealthCare Foundation   9:15–9:35 Overview of National and State Telehealth Policy … Continue reading

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