What happens during a telemedicine visit?

By General Interest, Patient Engagement, Reimbursement, Telemedicine Software, Telemedicine Technologies, Virtual Care 3 Comments
Telemedicine (also called telehealth, virtual care, or virtual health) is the use of digital information and communication technologies, such as computers and mobile devices, to gain access to health care services remotely. Telehealth visits have historically faced barriers beyond the technological challenges that come with real-time, synchronous audio and video...
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Can Insurance Companies Choose Your Telehealth Vendor?

By General Interest, Reimbursement, Telemedicine Technologies, Uncategorized, Virtual Care No Comments
Telemedicine reimbursement is a notoriously complex topic. Policies tend to vary between states, payers, procedure codes and other factors; a variety of myths and misperceptions can complicate virtual health strategy even more. That’s one reason clarity is so important when it comes to telehealth reimbursement – not just because it...
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Telemedicine’s Reimbursement Outlook for 2020

By Reimbursement, Telemedicine Technologies, Virtual Care No Comments
Telemedicine reimbursement is always changing. Regulations and rules fluctuate between states, payers and services; ambiguity seems the norm rather than the exception, which can create a significant barrier to virtual care adoption. At the same time, telehealth has become embedded in the healthcare landscape and many providers find the advantages...
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Stopping Referral Leakage with Telemedicine

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Sooner or later, ROI comes up in every telemedicine conversation. Some providers have begun to realize that virtual health can drive revenue and reimbursement. Increased patient volume, eliminated air transport, after-hour appointments and reduced no-shows can all reduce costs or add additional provider income. But there’s one virtual care benefit...
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Understanding Telemedicine Reimbursement

By Grants and Funding, Public Policy, Reimbursement, White Papers No Comments
Why aren’t more providers offering telehealth services? We know that virtual care is more clinically advanced than ever, with the right platforms empowering providers to deliver secure, evidence-based medicine. Hospitals can streamline their clinical workflows, manage capacity intelligently and provide faster critical care. Underserved patients can receive life-changing medical treatment....
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6 Ways to Improve Medicaid Reimbursement with Telemedicine

By Health Information Technology, Patient Engagement, Reimbursement, Resource Management, Virtual Care No Comments
Almost a third of physicians don’t accept Medicaid patients. Most offer the same reasons: Medicaid reimbursement rates are typically lower than other insurers and the documentation requirements can be burdensome. Many providers also find their Medicaid patients are more medically complex and often fail to comply with treatment. Because many have...
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Telemedicine is the Driver for Changing Healthcare Delivery

By General Interest, Legal Issues, Medical Board, Reimbursement, Telemedicine Technologies No Comments

While the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact will make it easier for physicians to be licensed in other states for telemedicine, the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies would use telemedicine appropriately for Medicare. So far, the Compact (IMLC) has been approved by state legislatures in 19 states….

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Telemedicine Bill Receives Favorable Approval from Key Florida Committee

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Florida has struggled to find a path to telemedicine parity for the past three or four years. Stymied by opposition in the last legislative session, lawmakers punted in 2016, creating a statewide Telehealth Advisory Committee to develop recommendations. The committee has submitted a preliminary report, and it concluded that the…

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