Telehealth


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    Lawmakers mull telehealth quality, reimbursement as extension deadline looms

    Legislators worked to hash out details about Medicare telehealth policy as a deadline to continue pandemic-era flexibilities draws closer.

    By April 11, 2024
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    Teladoc’s long-time CEO steps down amid waning stock performance

    A management shakeup is likely coming at the right time, as the virtual care company undergoes an operational review to boost its bottom line, analysts said.

    By April 5, 2024
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    Telehealth

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

    By Healthcare Dive staff
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    Amwell in danger of being booted from NYSE

    The once high-flying telehealth stock has traded below the exchange’s minimum listing requirements for 30 days, according to a new notice.

    By April 5, 2024
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    Telehealth groups urge DEA to release controlled substance prescribing proposal

    Advocacy groups, providers and virtual care companies said clinicians and pharmacies need time to comment on the rule and prepare for implementation.

    By April 4, 2024
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    Center for Connected Health Policy’s Mei Kwong on what to expect for telehealth regulations

    Some telehealth provisions could expire by the end of the year unless Congress makes them permanent.

    By March 14, 2024
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    Trends in telehealth: The future of virtual care

    In the wake of the pandemic, Healthcare organizations are evaluating the future of telehealth and working to craft a more deliberate, strategic approach to virtual care.

    March 11, 2024
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    How SDoH data impact telehealth access and how payers can use it to improve outcomes

    Removing barriers to care and improving care access through analyzing social determinants of health (SDoH) data is a key strategy.

    Feb. 26, 2024
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    Amwell names new chief medical officer

    The announcement comes a week after the telehealth vendor said it had reduced its headcount by roughly 10% since the end of 2023.

    By Feb. 22, 2024
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    Teladoc still looking for tech investments, M&A amid operational review

    The telehealth vendor is trimming expenses, but it could pursue deals with strategically or financially attractive companies.

    By Feb. 21, 2024
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    Telehealth services during pandemic largely compliant with Medicare, OIG finds

    The latest audit from the HHS’ Office of Inspector General comes as some Medicare flexibilities for telehealth are set to expire at the end of this year.

    By Feb. 16, 2024
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    Amwell cut headcount by 10% since end of 2023

    The telehealth vendor faced headwinds last year as it migrated customers to a new platform, executives said on an earnings call this week.

    By Feb. 14, 2024
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    HHS finalizes rule on telehealth at opioid treatment programs

    The rule marks the first substantial changes to treatment and delivery standards at opioid treatment programs in more than 20 years.

    By Feb. 2, 2024
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    Telehealth availability for mental healthcare varies by state, study finds

    Mental health treatment can be challenging to access. Telehealth could help expand the number of people who receive care, but virtual care availability can be hindered by location, according to a new study.

    By Feb. 1, 2024
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    Senators reintroduce bill to boost telemental healthcare

    The legislation would remove the requirement that Medicare beneficiaries be seen in person within six months of receiving mental healthcare via telehealth.

    By Jan. 25, 2024
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    Implementing high-tech, high-touch digital services to create more personalized, patient-centric care

    Improve the patient experience by addressing high interaction volume and channel complexity.

    By Jeff Hechemy, Executive Vice President – Healthcare at Teleperformance • Jan. 22, 2024
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    98point6 buys asynchronous telehealth company Bright.md’s remaining assets

    The acquisition comes months after Bright.md’s technology was purchased by Cigna’s Evernorth segment.

    By Jan. 17, 2024
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    Billing for patient messages to clinicians is increasing, study finds

    An upturn in the number of providers charging for messages suggests organizations now see e-visits as a long-term source of potential revenue, researchers said. 

    By Jan. 11, 2024
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    Telehealth more likely to have follow-ups compared with office visits, study finds

    Virtual care visits in most specialties were more likely to have a follow-up within seven days, but the gap between telehealth and office appointments narrowed after 30- or 90-day intervals.

    By Jan. 10, 2024
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    Amazon launches chronic condition management portal; Omada nabs first partnership

    The new program surfaces eligible benefits for weight management, diabetes and other cardiometabolic conditions when users search Amazon for related devices, like a glucose monitor.

    By Jan. 8, 2024
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    Lawsuit alleges New Jersey’s telehealth licensure rules hamper access to care

    The suit comes as relaxed pandemic-era licensure rules for virtual care expire. Standard regulations are onerous for patients who may not be able to access specialty care for rare conditions, the lawsuit said. 

    By Dec. 18, 2023
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    Securing IoMT solutions for Telemedicine

    Connected devices are making real-time patient monitoring and advanced care possible; but as with every new technology, cybercriminals lurk waiting to take advantage of vulnerabilities.

    Dec. 18, 2023
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    Government expects to recover more than $3B from healthcare fraud, misspent funds in fiscal year 2023

    The HHS’ Office of the Inspector General’s report tallied 707 criminal enforcement actions and 746 civil actions for fraud and misspent funds in programs like Medicare and Medicaid.

    By Dec. 4, 2023
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    Completion rates for tests, referrals lower from telehealth visits, study finds

    Failure to get tests or complete referrals is a leading cause of diagnostic errors, and it’s particularly important in primary care, researchers said. 

    By Nov. 22, 2023
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    Senate subcommittee signals support for permanent telehealth flexibilities

    But witnesses noted Congress shouldn’t wait to enshrine pandemic-era accommodations for virtual care, arguing regulatory uncertainty is a danger to telehealth’s longevity.

    By Nov. 15, 2023
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    Amazon discounts One Medical membership for Prime customers to $9 a month

    The move could further integrate the retail giant’s healthcare ambitions with its core e-commerce business.

    By Nov. 8, 2023