Telemedicine News & Updates 1-9-2019

Canopy Health Becomes the First American Well Client to Leverage Web and Mobile SDK for Virtual Care
Canopy Health, the Bay Area’s newest and largest high-performance healthcare network, has partnered with American Well® to offer real-time videoconferencing with board-certified medical providers. Canopy Health is the first American Well (@AmericanWell) health system client to launch the company’s web and mobile software development kit (SDK) partnership, making virtual care available to its members. This technology partnership allows seamless integration between Canopy Health and American Well.

Teladoc Health Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer Resigns
Teladoc Health (@TeladocHealth), a virtual care provider, announced that Mark Hirschhorn has resigned as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Teladoc Health, effective January 1, 2019.

Editor at Telemedicine Magazine Speaks with Our Own Jim Tate
The Tate Chronicles: Host Jim Tate’s guest is Dr. Rishi Madhok, CEO and Co-Founder of BitMED and a practicing physician for over 10 years. Recognizing the flaws in the healthcare system, he was inspired to start BitMED. He still practices emergency medicine at UCSF Medical Center and is an editor at Telemedicine Magazine.

SOC Telemed Earns CHQI Accreditation for Telemedicine
SOC Telemed (@SOCTelemed), provider of acute care telemedicine, is proud to announce it has earned ClearHealth Quality InstituteTM (CHQI) accreditation for telemedicine. CHQI is an independent health care accrediting body that offers the only telemedicine or telehealth accreditation program backed by the American Telemedicine Association (ATA). SOC adds this recognition in high quality standards to their existing longstanding accreditation by The Joint Commission.

Health Navigator and Tyto Care Partner to Enhance Telehealth Diagnoses with Symptom Collection
Health Navigator (@HlthNavigator), a company that delivers clinical content for digital health, telemedicine, and eHealth applications, announced its partnership with Tyto Care (@TytoCare), a telehealth company enabling live telehealth visits and comprehensive medical examinations. As a result of this partnership, the Health Navigator symptom checker is now integrated into the latest version of Tyto Care’s telehealth platform, providing more comprehensive clinical data to healthcare providers and clinicians.

VRHealth Announces First Telehealth-VR Medical Platform For Consumers
VRHealth (@vrhealthgroup), the healthcare technology company providing specialized virtual reality (VR) technology solutions and data analysis, announced the launch of the first telehealth-VR medical platform that includes apps specifically designed for consumers to use at home. VRHealth is participating in AARP Innovation Labs. As part of the company’s collaboration with AARP, VRHealth has a residency in AARP Innovation Lab and is integrating core features of its product into the “Health and Wellness” section of Alcove VR, a virtual reality experience that enables families to connect no matter their budget, time or mobility constraints.

Medici Acquires Chiron Health
Medici (@Medici_appis pleased to announce the acquisition of Chiron Health (@chironhealth), furthering its commitment to create a better healthcare experience for one million doctors and one billion patients. The acquisition follows on the heels of other major company news including the announcement of $22 million in Series A funding and the November acquisition of DocbookMD.

Telehealth Rules Must Protect Continuous Care, AAFP Tells CMS
The AAFP recently took advantage of an opportunity to respond a CMS proposed rule published in the Nov. 1 Federal Register that would revise the Medicare Advantage program Part C regulations and Part D benefit regulations in 2020.

State News:

North Dakota Bill Would Set New Terms for Telemedicine
A bill in the North Dakota Senate would require patients to do a video or in-person examination for their initial visit with a telemedicine provider.

Upcoming Events:

AHIP and Teladoc Health Webinar
When: February 7, 2019 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Register for this event.
Twitter: @TeladocHealth

Virtual Care Takes Center Stage for Health Plans – The most comprehensive survey of health plans to date reveals why and where health insurance providers are growing their virtual care offerings, what they expect to gain from their investments, and how health payers are prioritizing virtual care in the near term. During this webinar, you’ll also also hear about “Bright Spots” where virtual care provides value across lines of business—ASO, Medicaid Managed Care and Medicare—and “Lessons Learned” along the way.

ATA2019 Annual Conference and Expo
What: ATA019 Annual Conference and Expo
When: April 14-16, 2019
Where: New Orleans, LA
Hashtag: #ATA19

ATA2019 Annual Conference and Expo – At ATA2019, healthcare professionals and leaders from an array of healthcare and technology sectors unite as one, cohesive community. Attendees learn, innovate, network, and return to their organizations with actionable insights, long-lasting connections, and an enhanced appreciation of telehealth—and how it transforms the way we deliver healthcare.

CMS Covered Telehealth Services
You can download the list of services payable under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule when furnished via telehealth on the CMS website.

Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP)
The Center for Connected Health Policy (@CCHPCA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to maximize telehealth’s ability to improve health outcomes, care delivery, and cost effectiveness. Follow CCHP for the latest in telehealth policy and news.