Reimbursement for telemedicine services is one of the main roadblocks to the use of the technology. While payers have been reluctant to wade into the fray, new payment models offer promise for expanded use of telehealth, according to an article at the American Journal of Managed Care.
As telehealth services grow throughout the country, they provide both improved care and ways to cut costs. The average estimated cost of a telehealth visit saves a little less than $100 compared to the estimated cost for in-person care, according to a new study.
To ensure high provider engagement in the use of mobile health technologies, developers must keep their concepts simple and straightforward, according to Shivdev Rao, a physician advisor in residence at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Technology Development Center.
Patient care can span from the day someone steps into a hospital and through the entirety of his or her life--and mHealth is starting to add real value to that continuum of care. Panelists at Tuesday's mHealth Summit spoke about what their organizations are doing to leverage mobile healthcare, and how they address issues as they arise.
Despite backing from the American Medical Association and some insurance companies, nearly 30 states don't allow reimbursement for telemedicine, a major limitation on wider adoption, according to an article in USA Today.
Florida lawmakers should propose a simple bill in 2015 that would allow for the growth of telehealth services, according to the Sun-Sentinel 's editorial board.
Telehealth is showing promise for expanded care in rural communities, especially in states like Mississippi, Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn said at a recent town hall discussion at Jackson State University.
Even if a patient has a condition that might seem like it would not lend itself to treatment and management through telemedicine, such as musculoskeletal disease, the technology can make a difference, according to Daniel L. Albert, M.D.
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, in new draft regulations for governing accountable care organizations unveiled Monday, calls on ACOs to describe how they plan to "encourage and promote" the use of technology--such as electronic health records, telehealth services and health information exchange services--to enhance care coordination.