2015: Another Unstoppable Year for Telehealth

Offering telehealth1 to employees or health plan beneficiaries used to be a differentiator in benefits – an added perk for employees or health care consumers increasingly demanding convenience and accessibility. Today, it is rapidly becoming a necessary addition to benefit packages. Not only do employees and prospective health plan enrollees want it, but it’s also [...]

2015-03-24T17:00:50-04:00March 24th, 2015|

Telehealth: An Important Tool in Achieving the Goals of the ACO Program and Why Restrictions Should Be Lifted in Final ACO Rule

December 12, 2014 | Krista Drobac, Executive director of the Alliance for Connected Care In the recently released proposed rule related to the accountable care organization (ACO) program1 (or Medicare Shared Savings Program, as it is formally known), the CMS contemplated allowing ACOs to utilize and be reimbursed for an important tool in better coordinating [...]

2014-12-13T03:42:50-04:00December 12th, 2014|

Commentary: Time for Congress to make payments for telehealth happen

December 12, 2014 | Krista Drobac, Executive director of the Alliance for Connected Care The reason that telehealth usage among seniors in Medicare is almost non-existent is because the rules were written at a time when telehealth was used primarily to provide access to care for rural patients. To access a physician remotely, Medicare beneficiaries [...]

2014-12-12T18:34:27-04:00December 12th, 2014|
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