Jonathan Dayton is the Executive Director of the Maryland Rural Health Association (MRHA). In this “What They’re Watching” video, Dayton highlights MRHA’s priorities for ensuring rural Marylanders have access to health services.      Telehealth has helped break down barriers to care for Maryland’s 18 rural counties. Dayton says MRHA will be working to advocate … Read more

Demand for telehealth in Maryland continues to be at the forefront of discussions among health experts and lawmakers. The 2021 Legislative Session marked an important development in virtual care with the passage of the Preserve Telehealth Access Act, which ensured telehealth would be available to all Medicaid recipients regardless of the state public health emergency, … Read more

Rebecca Canino is the administrative director at Johns Hopkins Telemedicine, which provides telehealth services across six hospitals, the medical school, its payer entity Johns Hopkins Healthcare, and more. During the early months of the pandemic, a number of state and federal flexibilities allowed telehealth providers to ensure access to care for their patients. However, some … Read more

This week, CMS released a supplemental document to the State Medicaid & CHIP Telehealth Toolkit, which offered guidance on state policies regarding coverage for telehealth services. The provision ensures audio-only coverage will be included.     Specifically, the supplement clarifies that coverage for audio-only services will remain in place after the public health emergency declaration, … Read more

Now over 20 months into the pandemic, four of Maryland’s key health care leaders gathered to discuss its impact on the state’s health care system and what’s yet to come in a webinar hosted Tuesday by the Maryland Daily Record.      The panelists included Bob Atlas, president and CEO of the Maryland Hospital Association … Read more