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Some of the organizations that offer grants to fund home health telemedicine projects include:
Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 7C-22, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (301) 443-0447. Fax: (301) 443-1330. Web: http://telehealth.hrsa.gov/index.htm. The site contains general information about telemedicine as well as description of grants and the grant application process.
Telemedicine Information Exchange, 2121 S.W. Broadway, Suite 130, Portland, OR 97201. Telephone: (503) 221-1620. Fax: (503) 223-7581. Web: http://tie.telemed.org/. The organization maintains a funding database that describes funding opportunities and links to funding organizations.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, P.O. Box 2316, College Road East and Route 1, Princeton, NJ 08543. Telephone: (888) 631-9989. Web: www.rwjf.org. The organization offers health care grant opportunities. Go to the quick links section on the right side of the home page to investigate grant opportunities, grant application procedure, and existing grant programs.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program, USDA-RUS, STOP 1590, 1400 Independence Ave., S.W., Room 4056, Washington, DC 20250-1590. Web: www.usda.gov/rus/telecom/dlt/dlt.htm. In October 2003, the USDA announced almost $44 million in grants to develop telemedicine programs, distance-learning programs, and broadband Internet access in rural areas. The web site includes a description of grants and application procedures as well as local and regional contacts for USDA staff members.
These organizations offer resources to keep you up to date on changes in regulations, reimbursement requirements, and issues affecting telemedicine:
Center for Telemedicine Law, 1050 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20036-5339. Telephone: (202) 775-5722. Web: www.ctl.org. The site includes publications regarding reimbursement laws at state and federal levels.
Arent Fox, 1050 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20036-5339. Telephone: (202) 857-6000. Fax: (202) 857-6395. Web: www.arentfox.com. The web site contains information and links specific to telemedicine. Go to home page, choose "health care" under the "special focus" heading on the left navigational bar, then go to "e-health and telemedicine" to find state, federal, and funding information.