The Kentucky TeleHealth Network: We Should Be Doing So Much More

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Published on October 19, 2007

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Presented at the National Academy for State Health Policy's 20th Annual State Health Policy Conference in Denver, Colorado. Author: Rob Sprang

The Kentucky TeleHealth Network We should be doing so much more NASHP Annual Conference Denver, CO October 15, 2007 Rob Sprang, MBA Director, Kentucky TeleCare - University of Kentucky Project Manager, Kentucky TeleHealth Network

From our Session’s Description … will explore how states (Kentucky) are using and paying for Telehealth and the barriers states have encountered…

… will explore how states (Kentucky) are using and paying for Telehealth and the barriers states have encountered…

“ Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Telehealth’s History in KY 1994 – Target medically underserved 1997 – School and correctional health 1998 – RMHC & APA international awards 1999 – Need for Medicaid/private payors 2000 – Telehealth legislation 2000 to present – Build a statewide initiative with more involvement of state government. Dramatically increase Correctional contracts. 2006 – Launched industrial medicine project with coal companies.

1994 – Target medically underserved

1997 – School and correctional health

1998 – RMHC & APA international awards

1999 – Need for Medicaid/private payors

2000 – Telehealth legislation

2000 to present – Build a statewide initiative with more involvement of state government. Dramatically increase Correctional contracts.

2006 – Launched industrial medicine project with coal companies.

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Family Visits

Kentucky Kentucky PROACT 2 3 1 10 10 6 7 8 4 9 11 13 12 14 15 16 5 18 17 19 20 Connect to CDC’s Emergency Operations Center Videoconference Unit in Atlanta Connect to National Video Bridging Service for interconnectivity between states

Freedom Calls

 

Telehealth can… Get the right care To the right people At the right time In the right place

Get the right care

To the right people

At the right time

In the right place

Legislative/Regulatory Challenges Reimbursement M-care limits codes/sites - $26 facility fee KY M-caid limits codes & visits/yr – No facility fee Other Medicaid/Private payors vary widely Privileging/credentialing – CMS and JCAHO conflict on requirements Licensure – Must be licensed in the state where the patient is seen. Nursing compact

Reimbursement

M-care limits codes/sites - $26 facility fee

KY M-caid limits codes & visits/yr – No facility fee

Other Medicaid/Private payors vary widely

Privileging/credentialing – CMS and JCAHO conflict on requirements

Licensure – Must be licensed in the state where the patient is seen. Nursing compact

Losing our direction The original mission of Kentucky TeleCare was to help poor, medically underserved Kentuckians “… insure that all geographic areas of Kentucky will have access to a full range of services by licensed health care professionals, to the extent that these services may be performed within acceptable standards of medical practice …”. 2007 – over 6,500 expected clinical encounters and over 5,000 will be under correctional or industrial medicine contracts

The original mission of Kentucky TeleCare was to help poor, medically underserved Kentuckians

“… insure that all geographic areas of Kentucky will have access to a full range of services by licensed health care professionals, to the extent that these services may be performed within acceptable standards of medical practice …”.

2007 – over 6,500 expected clinical encounters and over 5,000 will be under correctional or industrial medicine contracts

Your call to action Learn about the telehealth initiatives in your state Visit the programs and participate in a demonstration Think about how telehealth can help you Think about how telehealth can help others Promote legislative and regulatory agenda that will serve those that are most needy

Learn about the telehealth initiatives in your state

Visit the programs and participate in a demonstration

Think about how telehealth can help you

Think about how telehealth can help others

Promote legislative and regulatory agenda that will serve those that are most needy

 

Rob Sprang, MBA Director, Kentucky TeleCare University of Kentucky Co-Project Manager, Kentucky TeleHealth Network 859-257-6404 [email_address]

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