Payer, provider trends to watch in 2019

Henry Kotula

Use of telehealth among the commercially insured has been gradually rising since the mid-2000s, having grown 52% annually from 2005 to 2014 before spiking 261% between 2015 and 2017, according to JAMA. Medicare Advantage still lucrative, popular. [link].

A Tale of Two America’s for Health

Health Populi

The top-line of this national health scorecard is that “deaths of despair” are surging, due to suicide, alcohol, opioids, and other drugs whose use has grown by 50% since 2005 to 2016. 1 million fewer Medicare enrollees would receive a high-risk prescription drug.

Master Guide to Telehealth Statistics for 2019

Enzyme Health

Telemedicine visits increased at an average compound annual growth rate of 52% per year from 2005 - 2014 ( JAMA ). If you are working in telemedicine, you should be aware of the latest data supporting this method of healthcare delivery.

How Hospitals Are Reducing Medical Costs with Telehealth

American Well

The federal government has pegged the cost of hospital readmissions for Medicare patients at $26 billion annually, with $17 billion accounting for readmissions that result in patients not receiving the right care.

Telemedicine Today (#tday): September 2015

American Well

Medicare Telehealth-Based Chronic Care Management. Telehealth and the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. Travel payment savings for Year 1 of the study–which examined all telemedicine visits at the VA Hospital in White River Junction, Vermont, from 2005 to 2013–were $18,555. Welcome to the September edition of Avizia’s Telemedicine Today! For those new to this feature, we share the telehealth industry’s hottest news, events, legislation, insight and more.

5 payer trends to watch in 2018

Henry Kotula

This has been especially true in ACA exchange plans and Medicare Advantage (MA). This will lead to more bundled payments that trigger at diagnosis rather than only at inpatient admission, which is already happening in Medicare, he said. Deductibles went from accounting for less than 25% of cost-sharing payments in 2005 to almost half in 2015. Overall, patient-cost sharing increased by 66% from an average of $469 in 2005 to $778 in 2015. [link].