Emergency response and management are of great significance for reducing the financial and psychological burdens associated with healthcare delivery. Rapid urbanization, aging infrastructure, scarcity of resources, and population explosion have put a significant strain on the existing emergency response and management system. From natural disasters to the management of comorbid conditions, such as ...
This up-and-coming healthcare delivery method is gaining in popularity. Don’t get left behind. Telemedicine is gaining wider acceptance among providers and payers, but many coders are unsure how to report these services. Just when we think we have it figured out, the technology and rules change. With a proper introduction, however, we are better equipped ...
In CMS
Nov 6th, 2018
What does the cost of rising health insurance mean for you? By Wendy Dressler Image via Pexels There are a lot of changes coming to the world of healthcare and health insurance. It’s no secret that the cost of health coverage is rising, and this has led to one of the most profitable years for ...
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 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...