By Joel Barthelemy – In late January, we published our forecast on telemedicine reimbursement this year. That was just two months ago, and yet it feels like a lost era compared to the world we’re living in today.Read More
Digital Health & Telemedicine
By Luke Kistler – Telemedicine reimbursement is a notoriously complex topic. Policies tend to vary between states, payers, procedure codes and other factors; a variety of myths and misperceptions can complicate virtual health strategy even more.
In this Special Coronavirus Edition we have news from GlobalMed, Rhinogram Telehealth, American Well, Teladoc Health, MobileSmith Health, American Telemedicine Association, Atrium Health, VitalTech, Carbon Health and more.
HHS announced unprecedented steps to expand Americans’ access to telehealth services during the COVID-19 outbreak. CMS expanded Medicare coverage for telehealth visits, the HHS Office for Civil Rights announced it will waive potential HIPAA penalties for good faith use of telehealth during the emergency.
By Irv H. Lichtenwald – It’s all about the patient. Well, unless that patient has been to particular hospitals for treatment and is having trouble paying the ensuing bills. Then it’s about the hospital and collections agents and wage garnishments and such.
The thought leaders in our community are good about sharing their thoughts on the issues of today. Here are the top read and shared guest posts of February that we think deserve sharing again.
By Shane Sullivan – If you’re a telemedicine advocate, you know it can transform rural healthcare. Virtual care is extending emergency services to South American villages unreachable by ambulance; it’s helping to stem the rising tide of communicable and chronic disease in Africa.
We are seeking out the latest developments around Telemedcine. How is telemedicine used to benefit patients and care givers? News from Premise Health, Beazley Group, Teladoc Health, Maven, MobileSmith Health, GlobalMed, Medici, Reliq Health Technologies and more.
By Erin Jospe MD – There is considerable grumbling about the stereotypical propensities of Millennials, which, just like most generational grumbling, is largely baseless. In particular, the caricature of Millennials as the technology-obsessed generation that prefers….