Category: COVID-19 – Coronavirus

Telehealth and COVID-19: Industry Experts Answer Key Questions

As the COVID-19 outbreak keeps spreading globally, health system leaders, clinicians on the front lines and others have emphasized the use of telehealth during a time when in-person care increases the risk that others—including those who are delivering care—could get the virus. Indeed, there has been no shortage of reports and...

Tyto Care Telehealth Solution Deployed Globally as Key COVID-19 Response

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Tyto Care’s telehealth solution has become a key prevention and diagnosis tool for health organizations and hospitals, enabling the safe treatment of COVID-19 during the global pandemic NEW YORK, March 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Tyto Care, the healthcare industry’s first all-in-one modular device and telehealth platform for on-demand, remote medical examinations, today...

LEGISLATION House Passes CARES Act, Fast Forwarding Home Health Care Innovation Beyond COVID-19

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The House of Representatives passed a $2 trillion stimulus package Friday, officially clearing one of the last major hurdles for the emergency bill set to aid both American companies and individuals during the COVID-19 crisis.  The record-breaking stimulus package also includes several provisions aimed at home health providers. Once signed into...

The Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) – 2020 Medicare Learning Network Telehealth Services Booklet

MLN Booklet TELEHEALTH SERVICES ICN MLN901705 March 2020 Target Audience: Medicare Fee-For-Service Providers The Hyperlink Table, at the end of this document, provides the complete URL for each hyperlink. TABLE OF CONTENTS Originating Sites…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 3 Distant Site Practitioners…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 4 Telehealth Services …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 4 Telehealth Services Billing and Payment……………………………………………………………………………… 7...

Telehealth in Light of COVID-19: Overcoming Regulatory Roadblocks to Allow Widespread Adoption

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Telehealth (or telemedicine, virtual care, or any of several other ways to refer to nontraditional delivery of healthcare services through use of digital tools rather than in person interaction) has been a developing area for several years as healthcare providers, payers and others within the healthcare ecosystem try to...

Tipping Point: Telemedicine leaders look to fill urgent need for remote care

ATLANTA — The push for telemedicine across Georgia has been slow, but with health officials cautioning patients to avoid hospitals amid the COVID-19 outbreak, proponents say it’s needed more than ever. The state’s top health officials have urged the elderly and chronic disease patients to stay out of hospitals...

Virtual doctor visits won’t stop coronavirus, but they’ll help the walking worried survive it

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How will we get through the coronavirus outbreak? One important pathway goes through your smartphone and computer. Telemedicine, which allows doctors to consult with patients remotely, has emerged as a vital way to cope with the growing surge in demand for medical services — and to keep health workers...

Home healthcare looks to step in to care for COVID-19 patients

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The country’s home healthcare providers are preparing to see a rise in demand for their services as more elderly patients and those with underlying health conditions stay home to lessen their risk of exposure to COVID-19. But they see challenges in making sure providers remain healthy—both physically and financially—especially...
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