HHS Offers Online Courses on Telemedicine Rules and Implementation for Providers

Starting in July 2020, in an effort to increase utilization of telemedicine by Medicare providers, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will offer a 10-week series of courses on telemedicine implementation and integration.

Although telemedicine use has grown exponentially during the COVID-19 pandemic, many ambulatory providers still lack the knowledge and skills needed to implement video-based telemedicine into their practices. To support wide adoption of telemedicine, the HHS assistant secretary for preparedness and response is partnering with the ECHO Institute at the University of New Mexico and the Public Health Foundation’s TRAIN Learning Network to deliver a 10-week, virtual, peer-to-peer learning community called Telemedicine Hack.

The course covers key topics (e.g., workflows, documentation, reimbursement) highlighting best practices and case studies from the field. Key components of Telemedicine Hack include:

¨ Five virtual “office hour” discussion panels with case presenters, government agencies, topical experts, and stakeholder associations responding to participants’ questions.

¨ Intersession peer-to-peer learning facilitated via virtual discussion boards and ad hoc interest groups

¨ CME/CEU credits are available for attending, at no cost to participants.

For more information, contact c19ECHO@salud.unm.edu. All ambulatory providers (e.g., primary care, surgical, rural/urban, dental, mental health, solo practitioners) are invited to participate.

To learn more, please see the attached flyer.

To register, visit: [https://echo.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_c3mWhTm8Q5K3XHDv0zyHuQ]

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