Category: Telemedicine

Virtual Doctors Add Eye Exams, Mental Health Under Trump Order (1)

Doctors treating patients virtually can provide new services like eye exams and certain mental health visits after the pandemic subsides under an executive order announced Monday. As part of the order, the Agriculture Department and Federal Communications Commission are partnering to boost broadband access to rural communities, bolstering telehealth efforts...

Industry Voices—After COVID-19 subsides, ‘the telehealth revolution must march on’

It’s hard to find a silver lining in a pandemic. But one of the few may be the rapid rise of telemedicine.   With people stuck at home, doctors retooled their practices to see patients via videoconference. Insurance companies and regulators expanded the number of services available via telemedicine—and made...

Health providers rediscover the hidden asset of telemedicine for care management

Telehealth introduces a new approach to shared clinical decision making, facilitates trusted cooperation and patient engagement. For Siemens Healthineers, the COVID-19 pandemic sheds new light on digital solutions in value-based healthcare. Recently, millions of patients have realised how their health is dependent on access to a healthcare facility infrastructure....

7 THINGS TO CONSIDER WITH NEW TELEHEALTH LEGISLATION PROPOSED

Organizations and experts offer insights and predictions about what lies ahead post-COVID-19. KEY TAKEAWAYS Legislation proposed by the House addresses the most urgent priorities to permanently extend telehealth waivers. Clinical appropriateness, payment, and fraud are among the topics that will be explored during the next phase of telehealth expansion....

Telemedicine in a pandemic: the best tools for elder home care

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the risks for seniors who receive in-home elder care. Caregivers use masks, handwashing, and social distancing to increase the safety of home visits, but for many, reducing the frequency of visits can be a valuable piece in the puzzle of pandemic safety protocol. Especially...

A Quick Reference Guide to Remote Patient Monitoring During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) is real-time or near real-time evaluation of a patient’s clinical status outside of a traditional healthcare setting. RPM leverages wireless devices (e.g., weight scale, blood pressure monitor), often integrated with a software platform, to monitor patients’ health status. Providers can use RPM to manage patients...

The state of telemedicine: 5 things to know

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated telemedicine expansions and provisions but as states approach emergency order expirations, the status of coverage and regulations remains uncertain.  Five things to know: 1. Over the past few months, CMS Administrator Seema Verma has voiced her support for telemedicine expansions. In June, Ms. Verma confirmed that the...

CMS Guidance for Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) During COVID-19 (CPT Codes 99453, 99454, 99457, 99458, and 99091)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has provided some guidance within the “Medicare and Medicaid Programs Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency” interim final rule (IFR), allowing for remote patient monitoring, or RPM. This type of patient care is very helpful...

Feasibility and Acceptability of Using a Telehealth Platform to Monitor Cardiovascular Risk Factors

American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy
Feasibility and Acceptability of Using a Telehealth Platform to Monitor Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Survivors at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease EllenChang1, AleksiIukuridze2, MeaganEchevarria2, Jennifer BeranoTeh2, DayanaChanson2, BonnieKy3, Eric J.Chow4, RyotaroNakamura5, LanieLindenfeld2, Saro H.Armenian2 1Department of Hematology and Oncology, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 2Department...

Coronavirus Daily Update: Skilled Nursing Occupancy Slips; US Begins Withdrawal from WHO

During this critical time, Home Health Care News remains committed to bringing you all the essential news related to home-based care operations. At the same time, we also recognize the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to our regular content, we’ll continue to highlight industry-related developments and mitigation...
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