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Kentucky Law Increases Telehealth Access for Medicaid Recipients

The Kentucky State Senate passed SB 112 February 26 and was recently signed into law by Gov. Matt Bevin; this bill will allow doctors anywhere in the world to see patients in Kentucky, as long as the doctor is licensed in Kentucky.   This bill was designed to encourage adoption of telehealth technologies, particularly for...

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Iowa Expands Telehealth Insurance Coverage

Iowa governor Kim Reynolds recently signed a bill that will require health insurance to cover telehealth services to the same extent as comparable services not offered by telehealth into law. The law takes effect January 1, 2019 and will affect any insurance policy delivered, issued or reissued after that date.   Since this law (passed...

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HealthFurther’s “Contributing Factors”: A Podcast on Depression and Mental Health

Jen Amis, Encounter Telehealth president and CEO, was recently featured in Episode Five of “Contributing Factors,” a podcast released March 1 through April 5 by HealthFurther.   “Contributing Factors” deals with the topics of mental health and mental illness, with a specific focus on depression. This podcast will explore what depression feels like, treatment options,...

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Encounter Featured in MedTech Boston’s Top Four Telehealth Companies

Encounter Telehealth is honored to be featured in MedTech Boston as one of the top four telehealth companies in the US. Read the article here: https://medtechboston.medstro.com/blog/2018/03/27/the-top-4-telehealth-companies/   Telehealth offers greater healthcare access, particularly to people who otherwise would not have access to quality healthcare; such as those who live in remote or rural areas, or...

Telehealth in Rural Communities: Increasing Access to Mental Healthcare
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Telehealth in Rural Communities: Increasing Access to Mental Healthcare

Lack of Access to Mental Health Care in Rural Areas One in five Americans—over 43 million—suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder. With less than half of the mental healthcare providers needed in the United States, many individuals go without care. Less than a quarter of mental healthcare providers are available in rural areas. Limited availability...

Reducing Off-Label Antipsychotic Use in Skilled Nursing Facilities
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Reducing Off-Label Antipsychotic Use in Skilled Nursing Facilities

Dr. Randy Beckett, PMHNP-BC (right) of Encounter Telehealth works directly with Jessica Lieberman (left), Social Services Director and Admission Coordinator and Tara Watchorn (Center), BSN, RN, Director of Nursing of Morys Haven Care Center to coordinate the reduction of antipsychotic use.   Human Rights Watch recently reported that off-label antipsychotic drug use (drugs used for a...

Encounter Featured in “10 Best Tech Startups in Omaha”
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Encounter Featured in “10 Best Tech Startups in Omaha”

Encounter Telehealth was recently featured in the Tech Tribune’s 10 Best Tech Startups in Omaha, based on the evaluation criteria of revenue potential, leadership team, brand traction, and competitive landscape.   In simpler terms, Encounter fills a specific void in the market by offering mental health services to seniors in nursing homes through secure video...