Telehealth adoption by physicians is way way up, a recent survey indicates.  A review of 800 physicians in December 2018 indicates adoption is up 340% since 2015.  The subjects,  two-thirds of whom practice primary care, shows that experience with video visits with patients has risen from 5% in 2015 to 22% in 2019. This is ...
In Billing
Feb 8th, 2019
Michigan-based Trinity Health is replacing its current electronic health record (EHR) and revenue cycle management (RCM) platform while centralizing patient billing service centers, affecting hundreds of medical coders, billers, and others. The 22-state health system’s plan is to adopt Epic as a single EHR and RCM to standardize billing, share data, and cut costs. The ...
Recent research by Avizia, a telehealth provider, indicates that although providers are largely excited about the new technology, 82 percent of consumers are either unsure of, or have never heard of, telehealth services. The findings in the company’s white paper “2017 Closing the Telehealth Gap” swim against the recent wave of legislative acceptance, federal initiatives, and the ...
In Coding
Jan 27th, 2017
If you’re 35 to 44 years old and have children under 18 years old, you’re more likely to switch primary care providers (PCP) if he or she provides telehealth visits. If so, you’re part of 20 percent of the population who’d do so, recent Harris Poll studies indicate. The studies, commissioned by American Well, a telehealth ...
Most agree meaningful adoption of electronic technology is progressing fitfully, but there are signs that the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs are beginning to take off. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 50 percent of providers and 80 percent of facilities have adopted electronic health records (EHR) and received incentive ...