Telemedicine’s Strengths Win Out Over Reimbursement Parity Confusion

Parity for telemedicine reimbursement is a long way off in the United States. The variations in rules by region and state can make your head spin. The good news is that telemedicine and the hospitals that implement it are coming out financial winners, even in today’s shifting payment market.

Three Key Trends Will Fuel Hospital Use of Telemedicine in 2017

Sometimes, technology moves faster than our willingness to accept it. Such was the story with personal computers and cell phones. What once seemed like novelties or expensive playthings are now indispensable. The same can be said for telemedicine. If I were to pinpoint the most significant trend in the industry as we move into a…

Telenephrology, Night Coverage and Other Hot Topics from the ATA Fall Forum

Our Job #1 as leaders of a telemedicine and hospitalist management company is to respond quickly to the needs of hospitals and stay attuned to their challenges. That’s why we make it a practice to attend the American Telemedicine Association’s annual Fall Forum—not only to share news about our programs with hospitals and physicians, but…

For the Sake of Patients and Providers, We Need a Uniform Approach to Telemedicine Reimbursement

Most of us are aware of the shortage of physicians, exacerbated in many geographic areas, and typically worst at night and on weekends. Physicians utilizing telemedicine technology have demonstrated time and time again the ability to provide quality care via telemedicine on a 24/7 basis virtually anywhere. It is not technology or physician capability that…