Telehealth Fact Sheets

Developed with input from the membership of NOSORH, Educational Exchange Committee and the Telehealth Resource Centers, these fact sheets focus on five different areas related to commonly asked questions by rural communities, including telehealth policy barriers, reimbursement and vendor selection.


TASC 90 Webinar: Innovations in Telehealth

Author: National Rural Health Resource Center
This webinar provides examples of innovative telehealth programs. From this event, the listener will: learn about current issues and activities within rural telehealth; understand an overview of two state Flex Program-supported telehealth projects; and discover these projects’ successes, challenges and opportunities for consideration in your state’s rural telehealth effort.

Telehealth Start-Up and Resource Guide

This guide provides an overview and framework for implementing telehealth in CAHs and rural areas. It also points the reader to reliable and informative resources for learning about telehealth and the organizations that support the use of telehealth in various ways.


Telehealth Services Booklet

This document provides education on services furnished to eligible Medicare beneficiaries via the use of a telecommunications system, including information about originating sites, distant site practitioners, telehealth services and billing.


Virginia Diabetes Tele-Education Program

Author: Virginia Center for Diabetes Professional Education (VCDPE)

Since 2006, the Virginia Center for Diabetes Professional Education (VCDPE) has offered tele-education programs to critical access hospitals (CAHs), health districts, small rural hospitals, and community health centers located in high diabetes risk areas of the state. The program provides self-management education to diabetes patients. This innovative educational initiative was accomplished using Flex grant funding received from the Virginia Department of Health Office of Minority Health and Health Equity.


Rural Telecommunications Congress

A national membership organization dedicated to assuring that rural areas in the United States have access to the information and support they need to obtain and use advanced telecommunications services and technology for social and economic development.

Rural Telecommunications Congress 



Office for the Advancement of Telehealth

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) works to increase and improve the use of telehealth to meet the needs of underserved people, including those living in rural and remote areas, those who are low-income and uninsured or enrolled in Medicaid.


CAH Telehealth Network

Author: Illinois Department of Public Health, Center for Rural Health

Describes the approach being taken to promote and implement telemedicine using an existing network serving local government, public schools, libraries, and universities.