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Patient and Supporter Factors Affecting Engagement with Diabetes Telehealth

AJMC: Patient and Supporter Factors Affecting Engagement with Diabetes Telehealth Telehealth programs are an increasingly popular approach to facilitate diabetes care by enhancing remote monitoring, communication, and collaboration among patients, caregivers, and health care providers. A study of 123 adults with type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, enrolled with a family supporter, received automated [...]

2021-10-18T13:12:06-04:00October 8th, 2021|

Medicare Advantage Sees Fewer Covid-19 Hospitalizations In Beneficiaries And Offers Greater Access To In-Person And Telehealth Non-Covid Care During Pandemic

Better Medicare Alliance: Medicare Advantage Sees Fewer Covid-19 Hospitalizations In Beneficiaries And Offers Greater Access To In-Person And Telehealth Non-Covid Care During Pandemic A new data brief commissioned by Better Medicare Alliance, the leading research and advocacy organization supporting Medicare Advantage, finds that Medicare Advantage had a 19% lower rate of COVID-19 related hospitalizations during the first nine [...]

2021-10-18T13:16:42-04:00October 7th, 2021|

Telehealth Usage Surging but Service Issues and Barriers to Access Strain Patient Experience, J.D. Power Finds

J.D. Power: Telehealth Usage Surging but Service Issues and Barriers to Access Strain Patient Experience, J.D. Power Finds Thirty-six percent of patients said they used telehealth in the past year, up from 9 percent in 2020’s survey. However, many users cited limited access to the services they need and inconsistencies in the care they receive. [...]

2021-10-05T11:38:26-04:00September 30th, 2021|

Building the Future of Virtual Care: Streamlined, Scalable, Sustainable. Insights from Amwell’s 2021 Survey of Health Plans, Hospitals and Health Systems, and Clinicians

Amwell and HIMSS Analytics: Building the Future of Virtual Care: Streamlined, Scalable, Sustainable. Insights from Amwell’s 2021 Survey of Health Plans, Hospitals and Health Systems, and Clinicians Amwell and HIMSS Analytics surveyed 100 executives at health plans, 102 senior leaders at hospitals and health systems, and 100 frontline clinicians and support staff about their post-pandemic [...]

2021-10-05T11:42:54-04:00September 28th, 2021|

Alliance Joins Letter Calling on CMS to Address Critical Access Hospital Telehealth

The Alliance for Connected Care joined roughly 20 other groups in calling on CMS to address Critical Access Hospital (CAH) telehealth. "We agree that telehealth payment should be addressed for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and also believe outpatient behavioral therapy services offered by Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) are a [...]

2021-10-27T13:52:05-04:00September 20th, 2021|

Survey shows video telehealth’s broad reach 6 months into pandemic

American Medical Association: Survey shows video telehealth’s broad reach 6 months into pandemic The AMA Physician Practice Benchmark Survey—which focuses on practice arrangements and payment methodologies of post-residency physicians found that telehealth use by physicians skyrocketed from 25 percent in 2018 to almost 80 percent in 2020. Furthermore, almost 85 percent of psychiatrists connected with the [...]

2021-10-05T11:15:59-04:00September 15th, 2021|

Comment Letter on CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

The Alliance for Connected Care submitted comments on the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed Rule for calendar year (CY) 2022, which includes several important reforms with respect to telehealth. The Alliance applauds the proposal to retain all Category 3 telehealth codes through the end of Calendar Year (CY) 2023 to provide an opportunity [...]

2021-09-20T08:19:14-04:00September 13th, 2021|
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