Telehealth is the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration. Telehealth will include both the use of interactive, specialized equipment, for such purposes as health promotion, disease prevention, diagnosis, consultation, therapy, and/or nutrition intervention/plan of care, and non-interactive (or passive) communications, over the Internet, video-conferencing, e-mail or fax lines and other methods of distance communications for communication of broad-based nutrition information. Review Telehealth information.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recognize medical nutrition therapy (MNT) and diabetes self management training (DMST) as covered Medicare Telehealth services under Medicare Part B. Review Medicare Part B Telehealth requirements.