Category: Primary Care

Asynchronous Telehealth Can Extend Primary Care at Community Health Networks

At one community health network, asynchronous telehealth is expanding access to primary care services for patients. By Emily Sokol, MPH June 15, 2021 – Store-and-forward or asynchronous telehealth often stays out of the headlines, but one community health network is using the telehealth modality to extend primary care services for their patients....

Industry Voices—Will the country choose virtual care post-COVID-19? Yes—but only if it’s better

The numbers are astonishing: The use of telehealth services in the U.S. has grown from 11% of consumers in 2019 to 46% in 2020. But telemedicine was not Plan A for many of these patients. They adopted it because of the difficulty of face-to-face physician visits during the spread of SARS-CoV-2. Telemedicine...

Five Ways—Beyond Current Policy—To Truly Integrate Telehealth Into Primary Care Practices

SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic, and the corresponding need for social distancing, has catapulted telehealth into the mainstream. According to some estimates, the proportion of ambulatory patient visits using telehealth (video, phone, or e-visit) increased from 10 percent before the pandemic to more than 90 percent during the pandemic....

CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 – Physicians and Other Clinicians

 Physicians and Other Clinicians: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 Since the beginning of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the Trump Administration has issued an unprecedented array of temporary regulatory waivers and new rules to equip the American healthcare system with maximum flexibility to respond to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus...

U.S. health officials unveil experiment to overhaul primary care

By Casey Ross @caseymross Federal health officials on Monday unveiled a new primary care experiment that seeks to pay doctors for providing stepped-up services that keep patients healthy and out of the hospital, an effort they say will transform basic medical services for tens of millions of American patients....
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