New insight about state telehealth laws provides a clear path to further expansion—and better coverage for patients

By David Nunnally, Research Assistant Connected Nation  Bowling Green, Ky. (June 14, 2022) – The Center for Connected Health Policy released its spring 2022 report in May on state telehealth laws and Medicaid program policies. Among other things, the document tracks changes in Medicaid policy that states have enacted since fall 2021.  While the landscape remains largely the same, these advances …

How telehealth impacts the way mental health practioners approach treatment options

Louisville, Kentucky – Creative Family Counseling has a motto that guides its therapists’ work – “helping home be a happier place.” They are a group practice in Louisville, Kentucky and Prospect, Kentucky that specializes in helping turn homes of chaos into homes of happiness and healing. They are mostly marriage and family therapy, which is systemic therapy which means we …

Internet users save big by seeking out health information online

Bowling Green, Kentucky (January 18, 2022) – Since we opened our doors more than 20 years ago, Connected Nation (CN) has focused both nationally and locally on the impact that broadband can have on peoples’ lives. It is not enough to work with others to lay the infrastructure and make broadband available to every home. We must also explore the …

Bringing health care home: what we can learn from telehealth trends in rural Michigan

Comparing 2019 to 2021 data provides new insights into patient perceptions and use of telemedicine Lansing, Michigan (December 16, 2021) – Connected Nation (CN), through the work of its state program, Connected Nation Michigan (CN Michigan), today released a follow-up to its groundbreaking 2020 study on telehealth use and perceptions. “Bringing Health Care Home: Telehealth Trends in Rural Michigan” provides …

This holiday season, let’s sound the alarm on broadband access for all

While the pandemic drove some much-needed progress, 42 million Americans are still stuck in the Digital Divide Louisville, Kentucky (December 9, 2021) – One of my favorite holiday memories involves an alarm clock. Not just any alarm clock — an ugly, grey metal clock that you had to wind to set. It made this awful, and sometimes frightening ding, ding, …

New data make a case for expanded, permanent telehealth coverage for Medicare patients

Bowling Green, Kentucky (December 8, 2021) – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new Medicare Telemedicine Data Snapshot on Friday, December 3. This kind of government data can sometimes get overlooked especially during the end-of-the-year frenzy. However, Connected Nation has been studying telehealth trends in Michigan since 2019 and noticed something in this recent federal data …

FCC Reaches $150M Benchmark for COVID-19 Telehealth Program Round 2

The following was published by the Federal Communications Commission: ADDITIONAL $42.16 MILLION AWARDED TO HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS WASHINGTON, November 9, 2021—The Federal Communications Commission today approved an additional 75 applications for funding commitments totaling $42,163,705 for Round 2 of its COVID-19 Telehealth Program. This is the FCC’s fourth funding announcement of approved Round 2 applications, bringing the total to approximately …

Use Your Internet Connection to Take Care of Yourself This Month

Bowling Green, KY (August 26, 2021) – August is National Wellness Month — a time to focus on self-care, managing stress, and developing healthy routines. We’re all facing a slew of stressors this time of the year: kids’ school routines are changing; seasonal changes mean decreasing sunlight that can trigger changes in dopamine and serotonin (two chemicals that have been …

Connected Nation honored for online resource hub in response to the coronavirus crisis

Bowling Green, Ky. (June 8, 2021) – Connected Nation (CN) is being honored by PR News for its Digital Newsroom “Responding to the Coronavirus Crisis.” This online newsroom provided immediate and critical resources for individuals and families as well as local and state leaders in response to the need for better internet access during the pandemic. “Connected Nation has worked …