The growing drumbeat for greater use of telehealth in long-term care may have encountered a muffler.
On its face, this process seems so simple, especially given technology advances lately. Kids do it, even grandmas and grandpas are doing it. So why can't the U.S. medical community do it better?
Some people sit down at the beginning of each year and make relatively ambitious goals.
Providers have long struggled with offering telehealth due to reimbursement limitations. But the landscape is changing.
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Zillion Health, which focuses on patient engagement, and Vidyo, a video collaboration technology company, recently announced a partnership geared to providing more telehealth options.
To reduce costs, Pinnacle Health embarked on a pilot with a telehealth program with nearby Colonial Park Care Center, a 198-bed skilled nursing center in Harrisburg, PA.
In a move that could greatly expand the visibility and adoption of telehealth systems, Congress is proposing that Medicare reimburse telehealth services at the same rate as in-person medical visits.
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From Jewish Home Lifecare winning a McKnight's Excellence in Technology Award for their project with Panasonic, to attending a session at LeadingAge on telehealth mental services, to moderating a Care Innovations telehealth webinar this week, it's clear more long-term care providers are trying to decipher this enigmatic issue. The big questions from providers, however, tend to be around reimbursement and the equipment.
Welch Allyn, Inc. has acquired a private investment firm and all of the assets of its telehealth company, HealthInterlink.
New reimbursement rulings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services can mean stronger revenue streams for skilled nursing providers. A free McKnight's webinar at 2 p.m. Eastern on Dec. 16 will explain how providers can better manage patients post-discharge.
As providers, patients, and payers look for more cost-effective and efficient ways to provide health care, some are turning to telehealth as an option. Telehealth involves using electronic communication to provide healthcare information and services to a remote location. These services can include physical therapy.
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LeadingAge's Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) has released a Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Selection Tool and set of six case studies on the topic. The online selection tool guides users through the process of selecting telehealth and RPM products based on their criteria. It contains 22 products from 16 vendors. The case studies were compiled to offer additional information.
LeadingAge's Center for Aging Services Technologies has released a white paper and selection matrix for telehealth. Long-term care, physician practices and other health networks may be examining telehealth, which includes remote patient monitoring, the organization noted.
Medicare will stick with reimbursing only one telehealth visit per month for skilled nursing facility residents, according to a proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Medicare will continue to reimburse only one telehealth visit per month for skilled nursing facility residents, according to a recent proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The proposed physician fee schedule for 2014 seeks to expand telehealth in other healthcare settings.
Until recently, telehealth was a subject few people knew about — and even fewer understood. But these days, the concept is quickly gaining traction in healthcare, according to several experts who spoke recently at the National eHealth Collaborative's Technology Crossroads Conference in Washington.
A pilot study in one Rhode Island health system is testing a telemedicine system to improve depression in nursing home rehabilitation residents.
Most facility operators responding to a new survey say that their next technology-related purchase will be an e-prescribing system. That's according to findings relayed in yesterday's McKnight's Super Tuesday webcast, "Surveying the technology landscape."