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2020 Vision – Better Connectivity is Helping Health Care – aTouchAway Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Platform Experiencing Exponential Growth

A patient’s ‘circle of care’ can include relatives, friends, a spiritual adviser or the pharmacist, not just doctors, nurses, or telehealth clinicians. Technology is helping bring them all together. BRIGITTE PELLERINJanuary 3, 2020 A fresh decade means fresh ideas. Brigitte Pellerin talks to some of the local people who...

Remote Patient Monitoring, Reimbursement Topped Headlines in 2019

Top mHealth trends in 2019 included remote patient monitoring, telehealth reimbursement, substance use disorder care, chronic disease management, and direct-to-consumer mHealth technology. By Samantha McGrail As 2019 comes to an end, healthcare organizations are reflecting on the trends and stories that most influenced their behaviors in the past year....

The Chronic Care Management (CCM) – Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) – Reimbursement Guide – Coverage Year 2020

CMS has released its final rule for the 2020 Physician’s Fee Schedule. We have previously covered how one can set up a chronic care management program in 5 steps. We have also covered the available CPT codes that can be used to bill for chronic care management, which also includes...

Case Study: Innovative Samsung Technology Brings New Hope to Patients with Chronic Conditions and Surgeries

Overview Customer Need Every day, healthcare practitioners explore new ways to use technology to reduce readmission rates and improve patient care. One of the most common causes of unnecessary hospitalizations are chronic diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). As a result, COPD hospitalizations are creating an enormous...

What Sets Us Apart

Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) helps healthcare organizations drastically reduce their readmission rates, improve patient health outcomes, and create a significant ROI.  It is why the RPM market is growing at about 14% every year.  But with so many vendors claiming to have an “RPM Solution,” how do you tell them apart? The mTelehealth...

National Telehealth Survey Sees Surge in Commercial Payer Coverage

Foley & Lardner’s third state-by-state survey of telehealth coverage reports a ‘sea change’ in legislative activity to require commercial payers to reimburse providers for connected health services. By Eric Wicklund December 03, 2019 – Commercial payers are jumping – or being pulled – aboard the telehealth bandwagon, according to a...

Home health agencies expanding, rolling out more telehealth services

Author: Linda Wilson Dive Brief: Home health agencies are growing their businesses, with 43% of them planning to expand or add services in the next two years, according to a survey of the companies from Definitive Healthcare, which sells data on healthcare providers. Telehealth will see a jump as almost...

Remote Patient Monitoring Brings Healthcare To Your Home

There was a time when people who were ill kept to their sick beds at home, but 20th-century advances in medical technology made it necessary (and beneficial) for many people to stay in the hospital for constant monitoring. However, further leaps and bounds in tech are now making it...

Telehealth creates a new kind of health care experience

Maria knew something was wrong.  A working mom in her mid-thirties, Maria has diabetes — and she was feeling more fatigued than usual. She thought it could be a urinary tract infection (UTI), so she booked a video visit — a virtual consultation with a physician. The doctor agreed...

California Enacts Telehealth Payment Parity, Boosts Asynchronous Care

California Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed several telehealth bills, making the state among a dozen to support payment parity, store-and-forward care and telemedicine abortions.  By Eric Wicklund October 21, 2019 – A slew of telehealth bills signed this month by Governor Gavin Newsom positions California at the forefront of the connected health...
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