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Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) helps healthcare organizations drastically reduce their readmission rates, improve patient health outcomes, and create a significant ROI.  It is why the RPM market is growing at about 14% every year.  But with so many vendors claiming to have an “RPM Solution,” how do you tell them apart? The mTelehealth RPM Solution Powered by aTouchAway™ is unique in many ways.  We have THE PROOF in studies whereby we have helped hospitals slash readmissions rate by 85% (read the full case study here). 

If you would like to know what sets us…

National Telehealth Survey Sees Surge in Commercial Payer Coverage

Foley & Lardner’s third state-by-state survey of telehealth coverage reports a ‘sea change’ in legislative activity to require commercial payers to reimburse providers for connected health services.

By Eric Wicklund

December 03, 2019 – Commercial payers are jumping – or being pulled – aboard the telehealth bandwagon, according to a new analysis of state telehealth reimbursement laws.

With California recently passing legislation to mandate payment to providers for use of connected health technology, 42 states and the District of Columbia now have reimbursement guidelines on the…

Home health to pare down therapy services, up telehealth offerings

Alex Kacik

Home health providers will look to significantly expand their telehealth offerings as they curtail their therapy services, according to a new survey.

The number of home health agencies that use telehealth services like remote patient monitoring, virtual consultations and medication management technology will double over the next two years, according to Definitive Healthcare’s home health study that polled 159 providers in October. More than 53% of respondents indicated that they will use telehealth services within the next two years, up from around 21%…

Home health agencies expanding, rolling out more telehealth services

Author: Linda Wilson

Dive Brief:

  • Home health agencies are growing their businesses, with 43% of them planning to expand or add services in the next two years, according to a survey of the companies from Definitive Healthcare, which sells data on healthcare providers.
  • Telehealth will see a jump as almost 28% of agencies plan to launch those services. Nearly 21% already offer them, according to the report released Tuesday.
  • Chronic care is another prominent area for the 159 home health agencies in the study. Nearly 70% now offer…

Telehealth is Here to Stay: New 50 State Survey of Commercial Insurance Laws Reveals Progress

Two years after Foley’s 2017 Telemedicine and Digital Health Survey uncovered a demand for telemedicine and digital health services, as well as coverage and reimbursement to match the growing demand, Foley explores how each state has responded in its 2019 50-State Telehealth Survey plus District of Columbia (DC) of Commercial Payer Statutes.

The survey found that as of October 2019, 42 states maintain some sort of telehealth commercial payer law, however several of these state laws do not actually require coverage or payment parity. 

Foley’s report breaks down…

Remote Patient Monitoring Brings Healthcare To Your Home

There was a time when people who were ill kept to their sick beds at home, but 20th-century advances in medical technology made it necessary (and beneficial) for many people to stay in the hospital for constant monitoring. However, further leaps and bounds in tech are now making it possible for some patients to have the best of both worlds by returning to the comfort of their homes while still having their vitals checked, thanks to remote patient monitoring.

Using monitoring equipment, a healthcare provider can keep tabs on a…

Finalized Coverage Year 2020 Physician Fee Schedule – Everything You Need to Know

CARE MANAGEMENT SERVICES

CMS is taking steps to further refine the codes for transitional care management (TCM) and chronic care management (CCM). They have also created new codes for principal care management (PCM) services for patients that have only one serious condition.

Transitional Care Management (TCM)

CMS has finalized their proposal to allow for concurrent billing with TCM services in the following code families:

  • Prolonged services without direct patient contact
  • Home and outpatient international normalized ration monitoring services
  • End stage renal…

TytoHome Named One of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2019

Revolutionary on-demand telehealth solution chosen as one of TIME’s 100 Best Inventions in the Health Care category

NEW YORK, Nov. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Tyto Care, creator of the healthcare industry’s first all-in-one modular device and telehealth platform for on-demand, remote medical exams, today announced that TytoHome has been named to TIME’s annual list of the 100 Best Inventions that are making the world better, smarter and even a bit more fun. 

To assemble the 2019 TIME Best Inventions list, TIME solicited nominations across a variety of categories…

Telehealth creates a new kind of health care experience

Maria knew something was wrong. 

A working mom in her mid-thirties, Maria has diabetes — and she was feeling more fatigued than usual. She thought it could be a urinary tract infection (UTI), so she booked a video visit — a virtual consultation with a physician. The doctor agreed something wasn’t right and sent her off for coordinated and expedited lab work. 

Those tests showed a UTI wasn’t the problem. Maria’s diabetes had been uncontrolled — and worsening rapidly. 

The doctor set the patient up with home remote…

Avera, Tyto Care Team Up to Make Telehealth Visits More Comfortable

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Avera eCARE and Tyto Care are partnering to give schools, senior living facilities and clinics across the Midwest access to easy-to-use telehealth technology that can replicate the doctor’s exam. 

 By Eric Wicklund

November 15, 2019 – One of the challenges in developing telehealth and remote patient monitoring programs outside the hospital is finding a platform that almost anyone can use comfortably. The programs will only work if parents, school nurses and clinic staff can use the tools.

Avera eCARE, the telehealth arm of Avera Health, is putting that idea to…

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