Epstein Becker Green’s Analysis of Telemental/Telebehavioral Health Regulations Cited in “Q4 Provider Roundup: Telemedicine on the Rise, AR and VR Integrate at Hospitals”

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Epstein Becker Green’s research on telemental and telebehavioral health was cited in MobiHealthNews, in “Q4 Provider Roundup: Telemedicine on the Rise, AR and VR Integrate at Hospitals.”

For more information, please see our 50-State Survey of Telemental/Telebehavioral Health (2016) and newly released Appendix (2017).

Following is an excerpt:

Telemedicine continued to rise into the mainstream this quarter as more states created regulations around the practice and professionals begin to discuss the possibility of making it a new speciality. …

Not only does telemedicine seem to be expanding, it is also being bouyed by continued improvements in state regulations. A slew of states are rolling out or modifying their laws to better define regulatory frameworks specifically affecting remote delivery of care. In fact, every state but Connecticut and Massachusetts has made substantive legal changes to how telehealth is delivered in the past year, with some taking specific actions to better define the path of mental health-focused treatment, according to recent data on telemental regulations released by healthcare and life sciences firm Epstein Becker Green.