Category: aTouchAway

CMS Affirms Payment Parity for Telehealth, Adds More Covered Services

In its latest moves to expand telehealth adoption during the Coronavirus pandemic, CMS has added 85 telehealth services to the list of services covered by Medicare and emphasized that payment will be at the same rate as in-service care.  By Eric Wicklund April 01, 2020 – CMS is adding more than 80...

Coronavirus Scare Likely to Boost Telehealth Adoption Among Home-Based Care Providers

On Thursday, the Senate approved a bill that will provide $8.3 billion in emergency funds to help mitigate the effects of COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus. Apart from funding, the bill made major changes to telehealth statutes, possibly allowing home-based care providers to both rely heavier on telehealth...

Telehealth Shaping Up for COVID-19

Cardiology illustrates what specialties can do to be ready As COVID-19 coronavirus encroaches into communities across the U.S., cardiology’s use of telemedicine could set a precedent for what specialties can do with the technology to both protect coronavirus-vulnerable patients and manage comorbidity that arises. “Self-quarantine and social distancing are...

4 Benefits of Remote Patient Monitoring for Doctors

Technology has irrevocably changed medicine. Though there have been a few hiccups over the course of human history in healthcare when it comes to integrative technology, most experts will agree that collaborative technologies connecting healthcare providers more closely with their patients helps professionals confer more precise and effective care....

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....
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