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DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement. (2020). Self-care after your teledentistry appointment. Boston, MA: DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, 2 pp.

Annotation: This tip sheet provides information on how to practice self-care after an in-office or teledentistry appointment. Topics include practicing healthy habits, decreasing risk for tooth decay, tooth sensitivity, tooth pain, bleeding gums, and jaw or muscle tightness and/or pain. For each topic, a list of tips is included.

Contact: DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, 465 Medford Street, Boston, MA 02129-1454, Telephone: (617) 886-1700 Web Site: http://www.dentaquestpartnership.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental hygiene, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Pain management, Prevention, Telemedicine

Poelman T. 2020. Nationwide survey of teledentistry regulations. [Cambridge, MA: Thomas Poelman], 63 pp.

Annotation: This guide provides information about teledentistry regulations throughout the United States. It discusses the importance of teledentistry and explains how to interpret the information presented. For each state, the guide includes a checklist that includes teledentistry regulations in several categories, allowed oral health procedures, and other requirements.

Keywords: Dentistry, Medicaid, Oral health, Regulations, State legislation, Telemedicine

California Northstate University, College of Dental Medicine. 2020. Using teledentistry to maintain services and contact with patients during the time of COVID-19 physical distancing. Elk Grove, CA: California Northstate University, College of Dental Medicine, 7 pp.

Annotation: This guide provides information about using teledentistry during the COVID‐19 pandemic. Topics include the impact of physical distancing, system considerations, components of a care system, workflow, and optimizing in-person visits. The guide also discusses the advantages of an “all-in-one” teledentistry system containing multiple components that are linked and integrated (e.g., registration, consent, schedule, messaging, live video).

Contact: California Northstate University, College of Dental Medicine, 9700 West Taron Drive, Elk Grove, CA 95757, Telephone: 916-686-7300 Web Site: http://dentalmedicine.cnsu.edu/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Health care delivery, Oral health, Service integration, Teledentistry, Telemedicine

National Rural Health Association. 2020. Compendium of rural oral health best practices. Kansas City, MO: National Rural Health Association, 26 pp.

Annotation: This compendium presents programs designed to improve access to oral health care in rural communities and shares best practices related to providing care in these communities. The compendium is divided into topic areas: workforce development and training, care integration, telehealth, clinical, and policy and national models. Each topic area highlights specific programs and provides information on the program purpose, a program summary, and information on the program’s efficacy and impact.

Contact: National Rural Health Association, 521 East 63rd Street, Kansas City, MO 64110, Telephone: (816) 756-3140 Fax: (816) 756-3144 E-mail: mail@NRHArural.org Web Site: http://www.ruralhealthweb.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Health care delivery, Oral health, Programs, Public policy, Rural population, Telemedicine, Training

U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. 2020. State Medicaid & CHIP telehealth tooklit: Policy considerations for states expanding use of telehealth (COVID-19 version). Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2 items.

Annotation: This toolkit provides states with statutory and regulatory infrastructure issues to consider as they evaluate the need to expand their telehealth capabilities and coverage policies. It covers (1) patient populations eligible for telehealth, (2) coverage and reimbursement policies, (3) providers and practitioners eligible to provider telehealth, (4) technology requirements, and (5) pediatric considerations. This toolkit also includes a compilation of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and other resources available to states. An accompanying checklist of policy questions serves as a tool for states to assess telehealth in their state.

Contact: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244, Telephone: (877) 267-2323 Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000 Fax: Web Site: https://www.cms.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Children's Health Insurance Program, Medicaid, Telehealth, Telemedicine

Maryland Dental Action Coalition. 2020. Teledentistry in Maryland during COVID-19. Columbia, MD: Maryland Dental Action Coalition, 7 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information about what teledentistry is and how it can improve the oral health of Marylanders. It provides information about Maryland’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Maryland and Medicaid billing updates, other telehealth dentistry regulatory issues, steps to implement teledentistry, recommendations for using teledentistry during the pandemic, and teledentistry dos and don’ts for oral health professionals.

Contact: Maryland Dental Action Coalition, 10015 Old Columbia Road, Suite B-215, Columbia, MD 21046, Telephone: (410) 312-5456 E-mail: info@mdac.us Web Site: http://www.mdac.us Available from the website.

Keywords: Guidelines, Infectious diseases, Maryland, Oral health, State programs, Telemedicine

Block L, Ruane K. 2020. The future of state telehealth delivery. Washington, DC: National Governors Association, 27 pp.

Annotation: This paper summarizes the types of telehealth policy flexibilities provided by states and the federal government during the COVID-19 pandemic and longer-term considerations for governors regarding the impact of such policies on care delivery and payment with the goal of helping policymakers assess the appropriateness of policy permanence beyond the pandemic.

Contact: National Governors Association, 444 North Capitol Street, Suite 267, Washington, DC 20001-1512, Telephone: (202) 624-5300 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (202) 624-5313 E-mail: webmaster@nga.org Web Site: http://www.nga.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Public policy, Telemedicine

Center for Connected Health Policy. 2019-. State telehealth laws & reimbursement policies. Sacramento, CA: Center for Connected Health Policy, semi-annual.

Annotation: This report provides a guide to telehealth-related policies, laws, and regulations for all states and the District of Columbia. The report contains information about Medicaid fee-for-service and managed care policies. Telehealth policies are organized into three areas: Medicaid reimbursement; private payer law; and professional regulation, health, and safety. Within these category areas, topic focuses include modality of reimbursement (for Medicaid); requirements and parity (for private payer law); and licensing, consent, and online prescribing (for professional regulation/health and safety).

Contact: Center for Connected Health Policy, 2520 Venture Oaks Way, Suite 180, Sacramento, CA 95833, E-mail: info@cchpca.org Web Site: https://www.cchpca.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Legislation, Managed care, Oral health, Medicaid, Public policy, Regulations, Telemedicine

Glassman P. 2019. Improving oral health using telehealth-connected teams and the virtual dental home system of care: Program and policy considerations. Boston, MA: DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, 14 pp.

Annotation: This report focuses on the potential of telehealth, combined with new preventive and behavior support science, delivery systems, payment incentives, and policy environments, to improve oral health. It reviews changes taking place in the general health and oral health care systems as well as national recommendations that have been proposed in response to these changes. The report also describes the legal and regulatory environment needed to create and use telehealth-connected teams, equipment and software requirements, and considerations for incorporating telehealth into dental practices and community-based oral health care systems. In addition, it describes the concept of disruptive innovation and the future role that telehealth may play in the delivery or oral health services.

Contact: DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, 465 Medford Street, Boston, MA 02129-1454, Telephone: (617) 886-1700 Web Site: http://www.dentaquestpartnership.org

Keywords: Access to health care, Health care delivery, Oral health, Service integration, Telemedicine, Prevention

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. 2017. Telehealth resource guide. Arlington, VA: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 36 pp.

Annotation: This guide discusses telehealth and telemedicine, how state departments are working with telehealth, and state examples and mini-case studies. Additional resources and a list of national and regional telehealth resource centers are included.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 450, Arlington, VA 22202, Telephone: (202) 371-9090 Fax: (571) 527-3189 Web Site: http://www.astho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Health care delivery, State initiatives, Telecommunications, Telemedicine

Glassman P, Harrington M, Namakian M. 2016. Report of the virtual dental home demonstration: Executive summary–Improving the oral health of vulnerable and underserved populations using geographically distributed telehealth-connected teams. San Francisco, CA: University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Pacific Center for Special Care, 16 pp., exec. summ. (4 pp.).

Annotation: This document summarizes results from a 6-year demonstration of a system for improving the oral health of groups in the United States that do not receive oral health care on a regular basis and that have high rates of untreated oral disease. The report describes a model that reaches people who do not regularly visit dental offices by bringing services to them using geographically distributed, telehealth-connected teams to provide the essential ingredients of a dental home. Contents include an overview of the system, major accomplishments, lessons learned, and future directions.

Contact: University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Pacific Center for Special Care, 155 5th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, E-mail: pglassman@pacific.edu Web Site: http://www.pacificspecialcare.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Demonstration programs, Dental care, Geographic regions, Health care delivery, Oral health, Special health care needs, Teamwork, Telemedicine, Underserved communities

Vigil J, Kattlove J, Litman R, Marcin J, Calouro C, Kwong MW. 2015. Realizing the promise of telehealth for children with special health care needs. Palo Alto, CA: Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, 31 pp., fact sheet (1 p.)

Annotation: This report outlines how telehealth is used to meet the needs of children with special health care needs, barriers to wider adoption of telehealth, and recommendations for wider inclusion of telehealth as a care delivery option.

Contact: Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, 400 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 340, Palo Alto, CA 94301, Telephone: (650) 497-8365 E-mail: info@lpfch.org Web Site: http://www.lpfch.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Children with special health care needs, Health care delivery, Medical home, Telemedicine

Glassman P, Harrington M, Namakian M. 2014. The virtual dental home: Improving the oral health of vulnerable and underserved populations using geographically distributed telehealth-enabled teams (upd.). San Francisco, CA: University of the Pacific, Pacific Center for Special Care, 8 pp. (Policy brief)

Annotation: This brief describes the virtual dental home, a model program in California that uses telehealth technology to provide oral health care services to underserved populations outside traditional dental offices (e.g., in Head Start programs, elementary schools, residential care settings, nursing homes). Topics include what the virtual dental home is and how it works. Additional contents include findings on the number of patients seen, total visits and the percentage of those needing referral to a dental office by type of site; findings from an associated demonstration project to test expanded practice procedures; satisfaction survey results; an economic analysis; and conclusions.

Contact: Pacific Center for Special Care, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 2155 Webster Street, Suite 409, San Francisco, CA 94115, Telephone: (415) 929-6400 Web Site: http://dental.pacific.edu/Community_Involvement/Pacific_Center_for_Special_Care_(PCSC).html Available from the website.

Keywords: Allied health personnel, California, Children, Dental assistants, Dental hygienists, Model programs, Oral health, Telemedicine, Underserved communities, Work force

Spearman RC, Stamm BH, Tivis R, Aubrey DL, Kelchner C. 2014. Traumatic brain injury in Idaho: A longitudinal analysis of needs and resource assessment data (2001–2011). Meridian, ID: Idaho Traumatic Brain Injury Virtual Program Center, 38 pp.

Annotation: This report is a cumulative analysis of seven traumatic brain injury (TBI) needs and resource assessments conducted between 2001 and 2011 in Idaho. Contents include the study methodology and survey results for individuals with TBI, family members, and service agencies. Topics include changes in reported needs across time, changes in services and supports across time, and the quality of the match between reported needs and available support. Implications for the role of telehealth are also discussed. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Idaho Traumatic Brain Injury Virtual Program Center, Idaho State University, Institute of Rural Health, Meridian Health Sciences, 1311 East Central Drive, Meridian, ID 83642, Telephone: (208) 373-1773 Fax: (208) 373-1777 E-mail: tbi@isu.edu Web Site: https://www.caregiver.org/idaho-traumatic-brain-injury-virtual-program-center Available from the website.

Keywords: Brain injuries, Family support services, Idaho, Needs assessment, State MCH programs, Telemedicine, Trauma, Trends

Stredler Brown A, Kahn G, Houston T, DeMoss W, Quigley S, Hamren K, Peters Lalios A, Kravit D, Olsen S, Blaiser K, Edwards M, Behl D, White K, Callow-Heusser C, Ladner D. 2012-. A practical guide to the use of tele-intervention in providing listening and spoken language services to infants and toddlers who are deaf or hard of hearing. Logan, UT: National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management, 1 v.

Annotation: This resource guide provides information to programs and individuals interested in using tele-intervention (TI) to provide family-centered early intervention to families of children who are deaf/hard of hearing who have chosen a spoken language outcome. Topics include benefits and challenges, implementation of TI sessions, technology to support TI, privacy and security considerations, licensing issues, evaluating TI outcomes, and reimbursement issues for TI. Video examples and a list of related publications and resources are included.

Contact: National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management, Utah Sate University, 2615 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322, Telephone: (435) 797-3584 Web Site: http://www.infanthearing.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Communication, Deafness, Early intervention, Hearing disorders, Infants, Language barriers, Language development, Language therapy, Service delivery, Telecommunication devices, Telemedicine

Turner-Lee N, Smedley B, Miller J. 2012. Minorities, mobile broadband and the management of chronic diseases. Washington, DC: Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, 13 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes an April 2011 roundtable discussion to consider the potential of mobile broadband technologies, telemedicine, and online health applications to help communities of color and healthcare providers access information and tools to more effectively prevent, diagnose, and manage chronic diseases such as asthma, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes. It examines the potential of mobile broadband technologies to help address disparities in availability and access to health care in unserved/underserved areas. Topics include the cost of chronic disease in the health care system, innovative mobile resources, and challenges of mobile broadband. It discusses policy recommendations in the areas of expanding the availability of primary care physicians, ensuring universal access to mobile broadband, reforming regulatory barriers to treatment, creating incentives for physicians to use broadband technologies and electronic health records, as well as promoting consumer education and awareness.

Contact: Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, 805 15th Street, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 789-3500 Fax: (202) 789-6390 E-mail: general@jointcenter.org Web Site: http://www.jointcenter.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Health care delivery, Medical technology, Minorities, Telemedicine, Underserved communities

Glassman P, Helgeson M, Kattlove J. 2012. Using telehealth technologies to improve oral health for vulnerable and underserved populations. Journal of the California Dental Association 40(7):579–585,

Annotation: This article discusses the use of technology to provide oral health care at a distance. Topics include emerging evidence that these technologies can enhance the ability of the oral health delivery system to reach vulnerable and underserved populations. Additional topics include barriers and solutions to the adoption and spread of telehealth and future advancement of telehealth in delivery of oral health services.

Contact: California Dental Association, 1201 K Street, 14th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814, Telephone: (800) 232-7645 E-mail: contactcda@cda.org Web Site: http://www.cda.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Dental care, Oral health, Service delivery, Telemedicine

The Children's Partnership. 2008. Meeting the health care needs of California's children: The role of telemedicine (2nd ed.). Santa Monica, CA: The Children's Partnership, 16 pp. (Digital opportunity for youth, no. 3)

Annotation: This issue brief informs leaders and the public of how telemedicine can address the health care needs of children in California, particularly children from families with low incomes who live in medically underserved areas. Contents include (1) an overview of the benefits of telemedicine for children and families, health systems, and communities; (2) the challenges associated with the adoption of telemedicine; and (3) recommendations for ensuring that telemedicine reaches its potential in meeting the health care needs of California's most vulnerable children. The use of telemedicine is illustrated in the following areas: emergency and critical care, oral health, vision screening, mental health, telepharmacy, children with special health care needs, home health care, child abuse evaluations, supporting families, disease management, language translation, supporting rural health professionals and providing medical education, and caring for children where they are located.

Contact: Children's Partnership, 1351 Third Street Promenade, Suite 206, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1321, Telephone: (310) 260-1220 Fax: (310) 260-1921 E-mail: frontdoor@childrenspartnership.org Web Site: http://www.childrenspartnership.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, California, Child health, Health care delivery, Information networks, Medical technology, Oral health, Primary care, Telemedicine, Underserved communities

TeleHealth Connections for Children and Youth Project. 2005. Telemedicine for CSHCN: A state-by-state comparison of Medicaid reimbursement policies and Title V activities. Gainesville, FL: Institute for Child Health Policy, 37 pp.

Annotation: This report presents results of two nationwide surveys. The first is a survey of Medicaid programs regarding telemedicine services, with a specific target of identifying common strategies related to Medicaid reimbursement. The second is a survey of Title V programs in each of the 50 states to ascertain the types of telemedicine services specifically available for children with special health care needs served by Title V. Common themes are abstracted in the report, and state-level detail is provided in tables. A concluding commentary is also included. The report includes two appendices: (1) glossary of telemedicine terms and (2) telemedicine resources. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Institute for Child Health Policy, University of Florida, 1329 SW 16th Street, Room 5130 , Gainesville, FL 32608, Telephone: (352) 265-7220 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (352) 265-7221 Web Site: http://www.ichp.ufl.edu/ichp Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Children with special health care needs, Florida, Health services, Medicaid, Reimbursement, Rural populations, Surveys, Telemedicine, Title V programs, Urban populations

Algus K, Popper B, Wainstock L. 2003. Family Voices in SCHIP telemedicine report: Bridges, not boundaries—The value and use of telemedicine for children/youth with special health care needs. Boston, MA: Family Voices, 44 pp.

Annotation: This report provides findings from a survey of telemedicine providers and parents regarding the potential, the pitfalls, the realities and the hopes for telemedicine's role in providing medical care to children and youth with special health care needs. Appendices include a checklist for families to use if telemedicine is offered to them, a family satisfaction questionnaire offered as a working model for programs to use with families experiencing telemedicine visits, a list of contacts of those who responded to the questionnaire, and a list of resources. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Family Voices, P.O. Box 37188, Albuquerque, NM 87176, Telephone: (505) 872-4774 Secondary Telephone: (888) 835-5669 Fax: (505) 872-4780 Web Site: http://www.familyvoices.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents with special health care needs, Children with special health care needs, Families, Health personnel, Medical technology, Patient satisfaction, Questionnaires, Surveys, Telecommunications, Telemedicine

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.