Telehealth: A quarter-trillion-dollar post-COVID-19 reality?

A claims-based analysis suggests that approximately 20 percent of all emergency room visits could potentially be avoided via virtual urgent care offerings, 24 percent of healthcare office visits and outpatient volume could be delivered virtually, and an additional 9 percent “near-virtually.” Furthermore, up to 35 percent of regular home health attendant services could be virtualized, and [...]

2020-05-29T11:20:32-04:00May 29th, 2020|

Medicare members using telehealth grew 120 times in early weeks of COVID-19 as regulations eased

Medicare members using telehealth grew 120 times in early weeks of COVID-19 as regulations eased The number of Medicare beneficiaries using telehealth skyrocketed in the early weeks of the pandemic. Almost 1.3 million members received telehealth services in the week ending April 18, compared to just 11,000 in the week ending March 7, according to [...]

2021-07-13T15:54:49-04:00May 28th, 2020|

POLL: Seniors Give Telehealth High Marks; Medicare Advantage Satisfaction Smashes New Record

A new poll of more than 1,000 seniors found 52% are comfortable using telehealth to receive health care. Of those who have used telehealth during the coronavirus, 91% reported a favorable experience, and 78% are likely to complete a medical appointment via telehealth again in the future. Key Findings: 99% of respondents say they are satisfied with [...]

2020-05-27T10:58:21-04:00May 27th, 2020|

Modern Healthcare: COVID-19 spurs innovation at health systems

The latest Modern Healthcare CEO Survey finds that health system CEOs see a wave of innovation in telehealth over the next year. In addition, 92.9% of CEOs cited telehealth as a technology with the most potential to support response to the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 spurs innovation at health systems While health systems across the nation struggle to [...]

2020-05-09T10:55:23-04:00May 9th, 2020|

April CMS COVID-19 Interim Final Rule Summary

On April 30, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released another Interim Final Rule, implementing significant additional changes for telehealth.  Specifically, this Interim Final Rule includes more changes created using the statutory authority of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).  These changes come from both new 1135 waivers and the [...]

2022-04-20T11:13:25-04:00May 1st, 2020|
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