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    Telehealth use rose overall in July, report finds

    Telehealth use increased in the West, Midwest and South in July while it fell in the Northeast, according to Fair Health’s monthly telehealth data out Monday.

    By Oct. 3, 2022
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    Amazon, Walmart among hundreds of employers, health groups urging Senate to extend telehealth flexibilities

    The groups sent a letter to lawmakers on Tuesday asking them to extend pandemic-era access to virtually delivered care, including waiving provider and patient location limitations.

    By Sept. 14, 2022
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    Virtual visits remain significantly elevated compared to pre-COVID-19 levels, as patients report high satisfaction with digitally delivered care.

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    Teladoc names first-ever chief health equity officer

    Teladoc nabbed incoming executive Saranya Loehrer from CommonSpirit, where she served as the nonprofit’s health equity officer.

    By Sept. 12, 2022
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    OIG report suggests telehealth fraud rare in Medicare

    A small proportion of providers that billed for telehealth — 1,714 out of 742,000 — posed a high risk of fraud or abuse to Medicare in COVID-19’s first year, regulators found.

    By Sept. 8, 2022
  • Physician groups urge CMS to prevent payment cuts, protect telehealth

    Multiple groups representing doctors oppose Medicare payment reductions at a time when physician practices face escalating costs.

    By Sept. 7, 2022
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    Pandemic telehealth rules reduced opioid overdoses, boosted access to treatment meds, research finds

    New findings from JAMA Psychiatry suggest virtual visits were effective in managing certain conditions like substance use disorders among Medicare beneficiaries.

    By Sept. 1, 2022
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    Amazon Care to shut down by year’s end as corporate customers don’t see value

    The demise of Amazon Care — a month after Amazon announced plans to acquire One Medical for $3.9 billion — signals that the tech giant has again succumbed to inherent challenges facing outsiders in the healthcare space.

    By Aug. 25, 2022
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    Amazon to offer behavioral health services through Ginger partnership

    The tech giant’s healthcare program for employers, Amazon Care, plans to include Ginger’s behavioral healthcare services as an optional add-on for clients.

    By Aug. 11, 2022
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    Telehealth visits rose in May, mirroring COVID-19 diagnoses

    Patients made greater use of virtual care visits for a second straight month during an upturn in coronavirus cases.

    By Aug. 9, 2022
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    CVS could look to regional buys as it plans primary care acquisitions

    “We can’t be in ... primary care without M&A. We’ve been very clear about that,” CEO Karen Lynch said during an earnings call Wednesday.

    By Aug. 3, 2022
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    Teladoc shares tumble amid weak guidance, inflation headwinds

    Teladoc recorded another major net loss in the second quarter, driven in part by the Livongo acquisition’s goodwill impairment charge.

    By July 28, 2022
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    HHS proposes reinstating nondiscrimination protections stripped by Trump administration

    One notable change includes language around clinical algorithms, prohibiting discrimination through the use of that technology in healthcare settings.

    By July 26, 2022
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    OIG warns of telehealth fraud risks in wake of DOJ crackdown

    The special alert to healthcare providers describes how fraudsters recruit and reward practitioners in schemes to exploit the growth of telemedicine.

    By July 25, 2022
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    Teladoc names ex-Providence executive as new COO, filling vacancy

    The chief operating officer role has been empty since David Sides departed Teladoc in September to become the chief executive of an ambulatory technology company.

    By July 25, 2022
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    Lack of payment pathway clarity hinders digital therapeutics, analysts say

    The Forrester Research report warns of a sector beset by payment issues, “snake oil” and “middling adoption.”

    By Nick Paul Taylor • July 15, 2022
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    Teladoc's new CMO Vidya Raman-Tangella on the telehealth giant's clinical strategy and new products

    The executive caught up with Healthcare Dive to chat day one priorities, her vision for health equity, closing care gaps and why this might be the role she’s wanted all of her career.

    By July 14, 2022
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    Digital health funding is cooling down

    This year’s trajectory suggests overall funding will fall significantly short of last year’s, as investor confidence is shaken by global conflict and inflation concerns, according to Rock Health reports.

    By July 12, 2022
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    Transforming virtual care to virtual-first care beyond the pandemic

    The rapid expansion of virtual-first healthcare is dramatically reshaping how care is accessed and delivered.

    July 11, 2022
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    COVID-19 reappeared in top 5 telehealth diagnoses in April

    Telehealth use overall rose nationally and in every region following two months of decline, according to Fair Health’s monthly tracker.

    By July 6, 2022
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    How the decision overturning Roe v. Wade is changing healthcare

    Many provider groups protested the 6-3 decision, with the American Medical Association saying it was "deeply disturbed" by the court overturning Roe v. Wade, which was precedent for almost half a century.

    By Updated July 5, 2022
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    Overcoming psychosocial barriers for long-term success on home dialysis

    As patient utilization of home dialysis grows, the nephrology community must focus on breaking down psychosocial barriers to ensure long-term success. 

    By Dr. Mihran Naljayan, Chief Medical Officer, Home Modalities at DaVita Kidney Care • June 27, 2022
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    As cross-state telemedicine waivers expire, virtual care advocates focus on long-term policy changes

    There’s a complication: No one solution to the U.S.’ patchy physician licensing infrastructure has universal buy-in.

    By June 21, 2022
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    The cultural and mental health skills that medical and health science students need in today's world

    From memorizing facts about illnesses to learning how to perform procedures, every medical and health science university offers curricula and opportunities to ensure that its students hone their hard skills.

    June 21, 2022
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    Amwell appoints ex-Advocate Aurora exec as chief medical officer

    The virtual care company has tapped Carrie Nelson as its new CMO, filling a role that’s been vacant since last summer.

    By June 8, 2022
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    Teladoc hit with class-action suit alleging it misled investors

    The complaint accuses the company, along with CEO Jason Gorevic and CFO Mala Murphy, of downplaying competition that stifled growth in Teladoc's mental health and chronic care businesses.

    By June 6, 2022