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  • Starke County School opens fifth Telehealth Center in State

    >Posted by: Jess Arnold  | September 14, 2017

    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.

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  • 96% OF EMPLOYERS SET TO OFFER TELEHEALTH SERVICES IN 2018

    >Posted by: cara livernois  | August 18, 2017

    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.

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  • Flat-fee payment model bypasses traditional health insurance

    >Posted by: john russell, ibj  | August 4, 2017

    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.

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  • TELEMEDICINE CREATES SAVINGS FOR PATIENTS WHO DON’T HAVE TO TRANSFER TO BIGGER ER

    >Posted by: john russell, ibj  | July 14, 2017

    Rural hospitals may not save money when they treat an emergency-room patient via tele-medicine instead of transferring them to a larger facility, but patients do, according a new report. Previous studies haven’t reached a clear conclusion about whether avoiding transfer of an ER patient saves the hospital money. But by expanding the focus to include consumer spending related to transport, researchers found that significant savings do occur, the study says.

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  • PRACTICING TELEMEDICINE ACROSS STATE BORDERS: NEW EXPEDITED LICENSES PERMIT PHYSICIANS TO EXPAND PRACTICE

    >Posted by:  | May 15, 2017

    In a watershed moment for the expansion of telemedicine, the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission is now processing applications to allow physicians to practice telemedicine across state lines with greater ease.

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  • INDIANA SCHOOLS TEAM UP TO PROVIDE BETTER HEALTHCARE FOR STUDENTS

    >Posted by: ann bowdan, wlky  | January 9, 2017

    Indiana schools team up to provide better healthcare for students Several school systems in Indiana have collaborated to provide their uninsured students with better healthcare

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