Medicaid Guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services For purposes of Medicaid, telemedicine seeks to improve a patient's health by permitting two-way, real-time interactive communication between the patient, and the physician or practitioner at the distant site. This electronic communication means the use of interactive telecommunications equipment that includes, at a minimum, audio and [...]
The Alliance compiled a 50-state chart of Medicaid telehealth waivers and temporary flexibilities during COVID-19. For more information on Medicaid during the COVID-19 PHE please see our Medicaid Guidance Documents During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Transformation of Telehealth Find on our: COVID-19 Telemedicine Research & Reports According to FAIR Health data, telehealth claim lines increased 4,347% nationally from March 2019 to March 2020 – with the most pronounced increase in the Northeast at more than 15,500% - further indicating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, most of the increase was found in mental health.
The Alliance for Connected Care has compiled polls on patient and provider adoption, acceptance, and satisfaction with telehealth during the COVID-19 public health emergency. This chart has also been added to our Studies & Reports page. The Alliance will continue to update the chart with telehealth polls as they are published. COVID-19 Telehealth Polls - [...]
A retrospective review found that a wide variety of urological conditions were seen across video visits – the most common being nephrolithiasis, oncology and andrology. Patients using video visits tended to be younger, would have had to travel longer distances for a clinic appointment and were more likely to be female.
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