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Medicaid Members in New Mexico Now Have Access to Virtual Therapy


Medicaid Members in New Mexico Now Have Access to Virtual TherapyAccording to a 2013 survey released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, New Mexico leads the nation in the highest rates of mental illness. While New Mexico may have the highest rates of mental illness, they have only 11 psychiatrists per every 100,000 people.

While not everyone who requires short-term or long-term therapy or psychiatric care is suffering from a mental illness, access to the mental healthcare can be a challenge, particularly for those who live in rural areas.

This is why the recent announcement that Molina Healthcare of New Mexico will now offer their more than 220,000 Medicaid members access to virtual therapy and psychiatric care through MDLIVE is such great news.

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eVisit Confirms $1 Million Seed Round


eVisit Confirms 1 Million Seed RoundmHealthWatch learned Tuesday morning that eVisit — a physician-first telehealth software company — has successfully filled their $1 million Seed Round of fundraising.

And it all happened in under 7 months.

eVisit, which is a red-hot healthtech startup, offers a telehealth solution that allows healthcare providers to treat their patients remotely via an “online, secure, video chat platform.”
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New Bill Aimed at Allowing Telemedicine Across State Lines for Medicare Approved Physicians


New Bill Aimed at Allowing Telemedicine Across State Lines for Medicare Approved PhysiciansReps. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-N.J.) have introduced a new bill — the TELE-MED Act of 2015.

The bill’s primary goal, according to details from Health Data Management, is to allow licensed physicians and practitioners to electronically treat patients across state lines, while still being recognized and reimbursed by Medicare.

Each physician would already have to be a Medicare approved physician or practitioner, but would be able to expand their practice or provide their specialty services to patients within other states. However, the bill is only targeted towards Medicare, but not other insurance providers.

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Report: 41 Percent of Consumers ‘Have Never Heard of Telemedicine’


Report 41 Percent of Consumers 'Have Never Heard of Telemedicine'A new HealthMine survey of 1,200 consumers is revealing something quote surprising about telemedicine.

According to the data presented, 41% of survey respondents have never heard of telemedicine.

Beyond the HealthMine research, other reports have similarly revealed that a majority of patients are still skeptical of telemedicine’s diagnostic accuracy highlights a significant gap in understanding of this new healthcare technology.
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Rite Aid Deploys HealthSpot Telemedicine Stations Across Ohio


Rite Aid Desploys HealthSpot Telemedicine Stations Across OhioIt’s a story mHealthWatch has been following for months. And now, the vision of one of America’s leading drugstore chains is finally coming to fruition.

On Tuesday, Rite Aid announced the opening of HealthSpot stations inside 25 Rite Aid pharmacies in Ohio.

Through the HealthSpot stations, customers will be able conveniently access a variety of “quality healthcare services including pediatric care.”
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Celeb Backed Telemedicine Company Aims To Bring Back The House Call


Celeb Backed Telemedicine Company Aims To Bring Back The House CallWhile most methods of telemedicine focus on videoconferencing, new healthcare startup Pager is taking an entirely different approach by bringing the doctor directly to you.

The Manhattan-based company has raised $14 million in their Series A round of funding from Maryland-based New Enterprise Associates and Ashton Kutcher’s Sound Ventures.

“Pager’s business model is incredibly disruptive: It’s health care in your pocket,” said Kutcher, a founder of Sound Ventures, in a statement. “Today, health care in America can be terribly inefficient and impersonal, and people aren’t necessarily getting the experience they want.”

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TouchCare Aims to Make Mobile Face-to-Face Doctor Consults Easier


TouchCare Aims to Make Mobile Face-to-Face Doctor Consults EasiermHealthWatch was briefed Thursday morning by the team at TouchCare on their latest news.

The organization is busy touting a product update that gives physicians and health care providers “an easy way to do video consults with their peers or colleagues.”

With the new “My Colleagues” feature, providers can invite other providers to join their private networks on TouchCare.
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