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As telemedicine continues to play an ever-greater role in health care delivery, it is increasingly important that health systems and providers develop a strategy for implementing a telemedicine solution that can lead to scalable and sustainable growth.more »
"...telehealth clinicians wanting to provide and bill for services delivered to Medicaid recipients should do their due diligence. That means being cautious not to use nationally published policy guides as the sole source of truth for determining what is covered."more »
Web-based doctor-patient interactions showed no difference in quality when compared to face-to-face communication, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.more »
via Healthcare IT News: "The landmark decision, according to Chairman Ajit Pai, will promote competition among internet providers."more »
Via mHealth Intelligence: "Ending net neutrality rules would force healthcare providers to choose between telemedicine and profits, some experts say. Others feel it would stifle telehealth expansion into underserved areas."more »
The Center for Connected Health Policy, the National Telehealth Policy Resource Center, has updated its report of the state telehealth laws and Medicaid program policies.more »
A small school corporation in Starke County is getting a big boost to its healthcare as Oregon-Davis cuts the ribbon on its new Telehealth Center—the fifth one in the state.more »
With healthcare costs expected to increase 5 percent in the next year, providers are looking for more effective ways to deliver care, including telehealth. According to the Large Employers’ 2018 Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey by the National Business Group on Health, 96 percent of employers are set to offer telehealth services.more »
It’s been called the buffet approach to health care. And in Indiana, the buffet line could soon get longer if more doctors and patients are attracted to a membership plan picking up steam under a new law. For a flat monthly fee, usually $50 to $100, patients can go to their primary care doctors for an unlimited number of exams, basic lab tests, generic drugs and vaccinations, without dealing with any insurance claims or co-pays. The concept, called direct primary care, is meant to help patients and doctors spend more time together. Without dozens of insurance claims to file and follow up every day, physicians could cut administrative overhead, reduce costs and keep their practices limited to a few hundred patients, rather than a few thousand.more »
- In response to a short article that appeared in October 2017 on the website WIRED, Luke addresses the arguments posed by experts in the field, especially the skeptics.
- Direct Primary Care has come to the state of Indiana. Effective July 1, 2017, with the full approval of the Indiana General Assembly's Senate and House Chambers, Enrolled Senate Bill 303 became law.