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Rise in Telemedicine Use Poses Challenges and Opportunities for Inclusivity

The pandemic has changed healthcare in the United States, making telemedicine and other online services increasingly commonplace. Although many last year sought out telehealth offerings to avoid exposure to the coronavirus, the convenience of online services may make telehealth a regular feature of people’s healthcare. That’s particularly important for disadvantaged populations, who often have greater…

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A Post-Pandemic Ryan Haight Act May Create Uncertainty for Telemedicine

Use of telehealth services in the United States has grown during the COVID-19 pandemic, with many turning to the internet to access medical care to avoid the risks associated with in-person doctors’ visits. A study released by the CDC in October last year reported a 154% increase in telehealth visits during the last week of…

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New Certification Pricing for Individual Practitioners of Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Since the launch of our Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Certification, more than 900 applicants and 2,000 individual facilities have become LegitScript-certified. Now, LegitScript is pleased to announce an option that puts certification within reach for individual practitioners of drug and alcohol addiction treatment.  We’ve heard from many individual practitioners who want to get LegitScript-certified…

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HCG: A Long-Lived Diet That’s Short on Evidence

Originally surfacing in the 1950s, the HCG diet has been rising in popularity once again, despite concerns about its safety and efficacy. Short for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, HCG is a hormone that is produced naturally in the body during pregnancy. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved some injectable forms of HCG for…

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LegitScript Discounts Telemedicine Certification to Help Providers Meet Surge in Demand

As the pandemic continues to limit access to in-person healthcare services, telemedicine providers play an increasingly important role in providing services such as prescriptions and medical consultations. In response to this surge in demand, LegitScript is currently discounting application fees and first year annual monitoring fees for eligible telemedicine providers who apply for LegitScript certification…

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LegitScript Waives Some Certification Fees to Help Telehealth Providers Meet Pandemic Demand

LegitScript’s mission — making the internet and payments ecosystems safer and more transparent — is more important than ever in the midst of the ongoing pandemic related to the novel coronavirus. As you may have read in the media or with our own reporting, there is a lot going on with cybercrime related to the…

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LegitScript’s First Probationary-certified Company Earns Full Certification

We’re pleased to announce that Chemist-4-U, LegitScript’s first probationary-certified company, has now earned full certification. The change in status occurred early in the new year and is a reflection of about two years in which the online pharmacy has remained in compliance with LegitScript’s certification standards. In August 2016, we released a blog post and…

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Q&A With Infinity Behavioral Health Services: Mastering Revenue Cycle Management in Behavioral Healthcare

Behavioral healthcare is a wide-reaching discipline that addresses the emotions, behaviors, and biology relating to a person’s mental well-being. At its core, behavioral healthcare looks at how behaviors impact a person’s health, including but not limited to issues such as mental health and substance use. As more people turn to behavioral healthcare for both preventative…

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The Proliferation of Ketamine Infusion Clinics Presents Opportunities and Uncertainty

In a cautious win for off-label prescribing, one of the world’s most commonly used drugs for more than 50 years has recently evolved into what can only be described as a phenomenon in the treatment of severe depression and suicidal ideation. Ketamine — a psychoactive analgesic (pain-blocking) sedative — is considered by many in the…

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New Supplement Website Certification Program Helps Sellers Reduce Advertising and E-commerce Disruptions

We’re pleased to announce today LegitScript’s newest certification program — one to certify the websites of dietary supplement sellers as a way for them to demonstrate credibility and regulatory compliance. Now, all US supplement manufacturers, resellers, and affiliates can apply through LegitScript to certify that their websites have been reviewed for problematic products, ingredients, and…

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