Telemedicine News & Updates 9-19-2018

eWellness Expands Sales Funnel To Include Major U.S. Grocery Chains
eWellness Healthcare Corporation, a provider of the state of the art PHZIO platform for the physical therapy (PT) and telehealth markets, announced that the Company now plans to expand its Sales Funnel to include the 8 largest U.S. Grocery Chains that collectively have approximately 3,137,250 employees, on PT Telehealth and TeleRehab related to Worker Compensation.

Telehealth Service Ro Raises $88 Million to Help You Quit Smoking
According to VentureBeat, New York-based telehealth startup Ro (formerly Roman) recently launched Zero, an “end-to-end” service that brings “the most effective smoking cessation practices” into a single program.The launch comes on the heels of Ro’s $88 million funding round, which was led by FirstMark Capital, with participation from SignalFire, Initialized Capital, SignalFire, General Catalyst, Slow Ventures, Sinai Ventures, Torch Capital, BoxGroup, Tusk Ventures, and others. As part of the investment, FirstMark managing director Rick Heitzmann will join the company’s board of directors, along with Reddit and Initialized Capital co-founder Alexis Ohanian.

The Incrementalist – Incremental Improvements in Telehealth with Dr. Til Jolly
On this episode Dr. Nick van Terheyden, aka Dr. Nick, talks about incremental improvements in telehealth with Dr. Til Jolly, Chief Medical Officer at SOC Telemed (@SOCTelemed), the largest provider of acute care telemedicine to US hospitals through Neurology, Psychiatry, Critical Care, & Enterprise Platform Solutions.

Fast-Growing Telehealth Company SnapMD Lands $7.1 Million to Boost Its Technology Platform, Expand Operations
SnapMD (@snapmdinc), a full-service enterprise telehealth technology innovator and solutions provider, announced that it has raised $7.1 million in Series B funding, bringing the total capital raised to date to $16.3 million. Participating investors included the original syndicate. The company will use the latest funding to further advance its telemedicine platform and accelerate its sales and marketing efforts.

Silicon Valley Telehealth Conference Explores “What Would Amazon Do” Amid the New Wave of Telehealth Revenue Models
The theme of this year’s telehealth conference is New Revenue and Care Delivery Models, and Happy Providers. VSee’s (@VSee) conference explores the expanding telehealth market space with new applications and new models of telehealth such as precision health, regenerative medicine, concierge services, children’s health, and medical spas. It also covers topics on the business of telehealth and physician entrepreneurship, including telehealth investment predictions by 3M Ventures, Plug and Play Tech Center and the California Health Care Fund. For conference information see our Upcoming Events section below.

Companies Offer Free Telehealth Services to those in the Path of Hurricane Florence:

Capital BlueCross Offers Free Virtual Care for Hurricane-impacted Members in the Carolinas
With Hurricane Florence hitting the Carolinas, Capital BlueCross is ensuring its affected members have access to medical and mental healthcare before, during, and after the dangerous storm. Capital BlueCross members in the hurricane’s path in North Carolina and South Carolina may use their Virtual Care service at no charge until September 27, 2018. Fees are waived for acute medical, counseling, and psychiatry services by entering the code FLORENCE on the payment screen. The Virtual Care App allows members to access healthcare professionals via smart phone, computer, or tablet.

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Anthem, Inc.


Upcoming Events:

The American Telemedicine Association Events
ATA is a non-profit association based in Washington DC with a membership network of more than 10,000 industry leaders and healthcare professionals. We are a leading telehealth association helping to transform healthcare by improving the quality, equity and affordability of healthcare throughout the world. Find their next event.

VSee Telehealth Secrets Conference 2018
What: Telehealth Secrets 2018: New Rev Models, Happy Doctors
When: October 2-4, 2018
Where: Silicon Valley, CA

Telehealth Secrets 2018: New Rev Models, Happy Doctors – Stay on top of exploding telehealth markets. Find the right partners to make a true impact on healthcare. Reimagine every aspect of healthcare in a globally connected smart world — Join #TFSS healthcare execs, physician leaders, human peak performance scientists, pharma entrepreneurs, insurance innovators, big data analysts, policy gurus, design transformers and health imaginators. Let’s drive forward a new generation of telehealth.

SPS 2018
What: Telemedicine & Telehealth Service Provider Summit (SPS)
When: October 8-9, 2018
Where: Glendale, AZ

Telemedicine & Telehealth Service Provider Summit – Join SPS 2018 to hear from more than 30 telehealth experts who will offer practical advice, lessons learned, and tips for success for your telehealth partnerships. Enjoy networking and check out the latest in telehealth service providers and technology in our expanded Expo Hall. Register now!

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.