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Wall Street Journal Article Calls Attention to Telemedicine Quality

Posted by Patrick Stevenson on Fri, May 20, 2016 @ 12:00 PM


This week, The Wall Street Journal published an article examining the quality of online telemedicine companies, concluding that many of these services do not closely adhere to accepted treatment guidelines and may often use inaccurate methods of assessment.

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Topics: CCM, telehealth

The Road to Value-Based Care: A Guide for Primary-Care Physicians

Posted by Patrick Stevenson on Wed, May 18, 2016 @ 11:10 AM

With 2016 underway, “value-based care” has been cemented as the go-to phrase when discussing healthcare IT and the best ways for physicians to use these services to achieve and report optimal patient outcomes.

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Mental Health Month: Doing Our Part

Posted by Patrick Stevenson on Tue, May 03, 2016 @ 01:18 PM

For those unaware, May is Mental Health Month, marking a 31-day stretch where all Americans are called upon to become advocates– working to raise awareness and break down stigmas about the millions of U.S. citizens living with mental illness each year.

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Outsourcing Telehealth for CCM: What You Should Know

Posted by Patrick Stevenson on Thu, Apr 28, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

 

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Topics: HIT, EHR, CCM

The Value of $8

Posted by Patrick Stevenson on Mon, Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:15 AM

Every month, telehealth and Medicare's chronic care management (CCM) program are gaining popularity among patients whose needs extend beyond the four walls of the doctor's office. With CCM passing its one-year anniversary, it's now well-documented that patients with chronic conditions benefit by speaking with clinical experts to discuss how they are progressing with their treatment programs and if they are experiencing any on-going challenges with care. However, regardless of the direct benefit to the patient, as well as to Medicare for preventing avoidable hospital visits, there are still barriers preventing all eligible patients from receiving this service.

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Topics: CCM, Medicare, telehealth, copays

White House Council to President Obama: Telehealth is Key to Improved Care for Older Americans

Posted by Patrick Stevenson on Fri, Apr 08, 2016 @ 09:30 AM

 

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On the Rise: Survey Shows Telehealth a Top Priority for Healthcare

Posted by Patrick Stevenson on Mon, Apr 04, 2016 @ 09:30 AM

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Telehealth Legislation Making Waves in the Sunshine State

Posted by Patrick Stevenson on Fri, Mar 25, 2016 @ 03:00 AM

After months of deliberation and advocating from multiple parties, it appears that Florida’s policies concerning telehealth ­– and more importantly, reimbursements­ for these services – are finally moving in the right direction.

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Topics: telehealth

Telehealth CONNECT Act: What You Need to Know

Posted by Patrick Stevenson on Mon, Mar 21, 2016 @ 01:00 AM

As any avid follower of telehealth knows, the subject of reimbursements for the proper use of this technology remains heavily contested, with a plethora of policy debates and regulation issues continuing to hinder our ability to pay physicians for their efforts to improve care.

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HIMSS16 Report- Telehealth & EHRs Driving Care Conversation

Posted by Patrick Stevenson on Mon, Mar 07, 2016 @ 02:30 PM

The Hello Health team was at HIMSS16 this past week, and with another year of healthcare’s biggest HIT conference in the books, it seems prudent to look at which prominent technology trends made waves with the diverse attendee group of providers, vendors, and everyone in-between.

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Topics: HIT, telehealth, HIMSS16

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