Oct 22nd, 2018
Deloitte did a 2018 survey of U.S. healthcare consumers and physicians, and found: 90 percent of physicians see the benefits of telemedicine technology but only 14 percent have the ability to perform video telemedicine visit capabilities right now. Of the remainder, only 18 percent plan on adding the capability over the next few years. Of ...
In Billing
Sep 28th, 2018
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  Direct to Consumer/Patient When thinking about implementing telehealth in your practice,  determine which platform will work best for your  providers and patients.  The market has consolidated into two major platforms, American Well and Teledoc.  EHR companies such as Cerner, athenahealth, and Epic also have built in telehealth solutions within their platforms. Even though these ...
If the results of an April 2018 Office of Inspector (OIG) audit are any indication, claims for telehealth services are about to receive closer attention. Physicians and staff can best prepare for a potential claims review through awareness and education. Rising Claims Raise Payer Interest A total of $17.6 million in telehealth claims were paid ...
In CMS
Jul 16th, 2018
Virtual care—also known as telehealth or telemedicine—leverages technology (such as audio/video applications or patient-accessed health portals) to allow patients quick and convenient remote access to quality healthcare. Now, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing increased coverage for virtual care services. Per CMS: Provisions in the proposed CY 2019 Physician Fee Sc...
In Billing
May 3rd, 2018
Telemedicine allows patients who otherwise may not have access to specialized care to receive necessary services. Payers have begun to embrace telehealth services as a positive benefit for these patients, but providers must learn the telehealth coverage and billing requirements for their insurer and locale. Telemedicine Is Gaining Acceptance Many states have approved of, or ...