DEA and Telemedicine: Slow Progress Demands Permanent Process

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of regulatory restrictions, like registration for DEA telemedicine numbers,  limited a physician’s ability to practice across state lines. Many of these, such as instate licensure requirements, were waived to combat the public health emergency (PHE) by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). While the CMS changes marked…

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Medical Licensing Across State Lines: Is IMLC the Answer?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many barriers to telemedicine and access to remote doctors were removed to meet emergency healthcare demand. Most states relaxed in-state licensing requirements for physicians and treatment and reimbursement restrictions were modified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). These temporary changes opened doors to patient care and telemedicine. For…

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Diversified Care Improves Hospital Revenue and Patient Care

Over the past several years, hospital revenue has fallen while facilities have also been pushed to provide higher quality, lower cost care. In many states, hospitals joined regional health networks to offer more coordinated care using shared resources. Smaller hospitals, often in rural areas, struggled to serve their communities without that support system, losing physician…

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States must make access to telemedicine easier for Medicaid patients

Medicaid patients are among the country’s most vulnerable, as these millions of Americans include low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults and people with disabilities. They live in every corner of the US — in densely populated cities, remote rural regions, towns and cities of every size. In setting up the Medicaid system, the federal…

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Interest in Telehealth Implementation Plan Signals Industry Growth

With the COVID-19 crisis, Eagle Telemedicine has seen strong interest in telehealth services. Hospitals contacted Eagle to prepare for coronavirus patients, and manage the care of patients with the virus. The flurry of requests was no surprise. Jason PovioSr. VP of Operations What was a surprise? More than 120 registrations for our recent webinar about…

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What’s the value of Telemedicine in the ICU?

Tele-ICU companies, like Eagle, are responding to the physician shortage. The lack of critical care specialists, is straining hospitals across the country. An aging patient population, high-tech devices, and new diseases are compounding these challenges. This is certainly true for cardiovascular and pulmonary patients who require life-saving care, including those with COVID-19. Many small rural…

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Advantages of Telemedicine: Economies of Scale

For hospitals managing patients suffering from the coronavirus, the advantages of telemedicine are top of mind. The pandemic highlights a challenge telemedicine helps hospitals overcome: the physician shortage. Rural hospitals leverage hospitalists for coverage because there is a limited supply of critical care, infectious disease, neurology and other specialists. Community hospitals are often required to pay…

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