Category: Telemedicine

Industry Voices—3 steps to reducing readmissions amid an aging population

by Chris McCann Oct 23, 2019 Hospital readmissions are an expensive problem in the U.S. both for providers and patients. According to a study by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the average cost of hospital readmission in 2016 was $14,400 per person. In addition to the financial cost, readmissions...

TytoCare Case Study – Avera eCare

Opportunity Avera eCARE, the world’s leading telehealth provider, is part of Avera Health, based in Sioux Falls, S.D. Avera eCARE delivers a wide continuum of services to meet varied needs of patients, clinicians and health systems, including Emergency, ICU, Pharmacy, Senior Care, Behavioral Health, Correctional Health, School Health, Hospitalist...

Simplifying the Management of Complex Care Patients

Simplifying the Management of Complex Care Patients It’s complicated… Having a chronic illness is tough. Having multiple chronic conditions is even tougher.  Add financial, emotional, mobility or behavioral factors, and it can seem insurmountable. People who struggle with multiple ongoing health challenges (like diabetes, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive...

Brian Donohue column: The potential of telehealth for cancer patients in Virginia

A cancer diagnosis changes everything. First, you receive this earth-shattering news and then, you enter the maze of cancer care, with countless visits to specialists and other health care providers to discuss which treatment options are appropriate for you. Fortunately, there are options, thanks to scientific research and clinical...

Bipartisan support keeps telehealth adoption moving forward

Over the last decade, few issues in politics have been more polarizing than healthcare. It’s driven a deep wedge between Democrats and Republicans, particularly following the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the subsequent efforts to repeal it, and has caused rifts within those parties. Yet despite...

Telehealth Continues To Change The Face Of Healthcare Delivery – For The Better

As the federal government, via Medicare/Medicaid, and insurance companies strive to keep “heads out of beds” (e.g., patients managed into an outpatient setting vs. inpatient/hospital settings), the need for more clinicians and better access to care grows unabated. In an effort to manage both increased demand...

AMA Supports Remote Patient Monitoring, Telehealth in 2020 CPT Codes

The American Medical Association is adding several new codes to its 2020 CPT code set to support remote patient monitoring and telehealth services. By Eric Wicklund September 09, 2019 – Remote patient monitoring and telehealth play prominently in the 2020 CPT codes unveiled this month by the American Medical Association....
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