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OIG to audit use of telehealth for Medicaid behavioral health services

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General plans to review how states are using telemedicine to provide behavioral health services in Medicaid managed care. “All 50 states and the District of Columbia currently provide some coverage under Medicaid of telehealth; however, limited information is available about how states use telehealth to… Read More »

Why unique patient identifiers are a key missing piece in healthcare

Efficient patient identification is an area plaguing U.S. healthcare. In fact, the Joint Commission has named improving the accuracy of patient identification as the most important national patient safety goal since 2014. However, privacy concerns have been a barrier to their widespread implementation. Unique patient identifiers are central to eliminating medical errors and costs resulting… Read More »