Category: Telehealth

Utilizing telehealth in the ER can reduce wait times and patient length of stay

Telehealth adoption under COVID-19 has provided a blueprint for wider implementation across ERs and other healthcare venues. Jeff Lagasse, Associate Editor Telehealth has become more common given the current global pandemic. COVID-19 has limited doctor’s office and hospital visits to ensure safety for as many people as possible. But rather than...

Office Visits Rebound; CMS Expands Telehealth Services; Virtual Care for Chronic Pain

Welcome to Telehealth Roundup, highlighting news and features about emerging trends in telemedicine and telehealth. Outpatient Visits Rebound Outpatient visits per week have rebounded to pre-pandemic levels, but not for all providers and patients, a new Commonwealth Fund report showed. In total, weekly outpatient visit counts have slightly exceeded pre-pandemic levels,...

Solving Community SARS-CoV-2 Testing With Telehealth: Development and Implementation for Screening, Evaluation and Testing

ABSTRACT Background: Telehealth has emerged as a crucial component of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic emergency response. Simply stated, telehealth is a tool to provide health care from a distance. Jefferson Health has leveraged its acute care telehealth platform to screen, order testing, and manage patients with COVID-19–related concerns. Objective: This study aims...

New Medicare telehealth reimbursements include cardiac rehab

Eleven new services have been added to the list of telehealth services reimbursed by Medicare fee-for-service during the COVID-19 health emergency, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Wednesday. Many of the new services involve cardiovascular care, including intensive cardiac rehabilitation with and without exercise, pulmonary rehab with exercise, and...

CMS Adds 11 New Approved Telehealth Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Updates Guidance to States on Medicaid Telehealth Expansion

On October 14, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it has expanded its list of telehealth services approved for Medicare beneficiaries during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE).  The eleven telehealth services CMS just added are for cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation.  CMS approved them using an expedited...

How community hospitals are tackling today’s challenges: 6 trends to ensure a thriving future

Community hospitals are a pillar of cities and towns across the nation and have been resilient over the past several years, especially during the pandemic. On Oct. 12, community hospital executives and industry leaders participated in the Becker’s Healthcare Community Hospitals Virtual Forum to discuss topics ranging from their...
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