Telehealth Use Among Older Americans: Growing Interest, Remaining Concerns

Health Populi

In the Fear of Going Out Era spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic, many patients were loath to go to the doctor’s office for medical care, and even less keen on entering a hospital clinic’s doors. Quality of care not as good as in-person (among 67% of older people).

Most Virtual Care Consumers, Satisfied With Visits in the COVID Era, Expect It for Future Care

Health Populi

health care providers set up virtual care arrangements to convene with patients. In Patient Perspectives on Virtual Care , Kyruus answers this question based on an online survey of 1,000 patients 18 years of age and older, conducted in May 2020. Each of these health consumers had at least one virtual care visit between February and May 2020. Thirty percent of people sough virtual care for dealing with a chronic condition (e.g.,

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Telehealth Is Just Healthcare Now – One Post-COVID Certainty, Three Reports

Health Populi

As we wrestle with just “what” health care will look like “after COVID,” there’s one certainty that we can embrace in our health planning and forecasting efforts: that’s the persistence of telehealth and virtual care into health care work- and life-flows, for clinicians and consumers alike and aligned. 35% of home health services, and. health care system.

Telehealth In 2030 – Notes From the Future At #ATA19 with Safavi, Holt, Bathina and Swafford

Health Populi

imagined Kaveh Safavi, Accenture’s Senior Managing Director and Health of Global Healthcare Practice. Kaveh was brainstorming the future of telehealth a decade from “now,” with three innovators attending #ATA19: Deepthi Bathina of Humana, Matthew Holt of Catalyst Health (and Co-Founder of Health 2.0), and Kim Swafford of Providence St. Telemedicine used to be about solving access to no care,” Kaveh introduced the conversation. First, connected care: one in five U.S.

Telehealth and COVID-19 in the U.S.: A Conversation with Ann Mond Johnson, ATA CEO

Health Populi

The coronavirus spawned another kind of gift to China and the nation’s health citizens: telemedicine, the essay explains. A couple of intriguing examples: Ali Health, part of Alibaba (the e-commerce giant), launched a free online clinic in locked-down Hubei (whose capital is Wuhan) where in five days, 100,000 patients received remote consultations. It is clear that there’s no better use case for digital/tele/virtual health than what is unfolding right now.

Heart-Love – Omron’s Holy Grail of Blood Pressure Tracking on the Wrist

Health Populi

It’s February 1st, which marks the first of 28 days of American Heart Month – a time to get real, embrace, learn about, and engage with heart health. That hasn’t yet been available to those of us who quantify our steps, weight, sleep, food intake, and other health metrics. Then there’s another critique of many connected health devices which the HeartGuide must overcome: that of usability and accessibility for the consumer.

The Emerging Trends in Connected Health from 2018

The cHealth Blog

As the year comes to a close, I can’t help but reflect on where we are in the connected health adoption journey. Here are some observations: This is the year digital health became a ‘stay-in-business’ application for the majority of providers and payers. Everywhere I go, the dialogue is about implementing digital health in order to remain competitive. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is on board!

How Covid-19 Can Inspire Tech-Enabled Value-Based Health Care in a Cash-Constrained America

Health Populi

health care financing regime of volume-based payment didn’t fare well as millions of patients postponed or cancelled procedures and visits for fear of contracting the virus in the halls, offices and clinics of hospitals and doctor’s offices. “Just imagine if you were 100% fee-for-service,” commented Dr. Fuad Sheriff, a primary care physician whose practice is based on capitated payments. National Health Expenditures are expected to consume 19.7%

The 2020 Social Determinants of Health: Connectivity, Art, Air and Love

Health Populi

the health/care ecosystem warmly embraced social determinants of health as a concept in 2019. A few of the mainstreaming-of-SDoH signposts in 2019 were: Cigna studying and focusing in on loneliness as a health and wellness risk factor. Humana’s Bold Goal initiative targeting Medicare Advantage enrollees. UPMC launching a social impact program focusing on SDoH, among other projects investing in social factors that bolster public health. Across the U.S.,

Out-of-Pocket and Prescription Drug Costs – Connecting Digital Health Dots at CES 2020

Health Populi

The top two health care concerns facing Americans are out-of-pocket costs and prescriptions drug costs, according to a poll published today in Morning Consult. Apropos to my title of this post, the survey was sponsored by the Bipartisan Policy Center , whose mission is to promote, cross-party affiliations, “health, security and opportunity for all Americans.”. Health care is the top issue driving voters’ choices in the 2020 elections for most Americans.

Value-based or Fee-For-Service Connected Health Reimbursement: Which Canoe Should We Put Our Feet In?

The cHealth Blog

About 10 years ago, I and many others, started talking about how care delivery enabled by connected health should be an ideal strategy in the world of value-based (VB) reimbursement. Unfortunately, there are few other examples of organizations that have invested heavily in connected health and state publicly that it represents a strategy for success in a value-based world. This clearly reflects the growing mainstream adoption of connected health.

Connected Health Initiative Applauds Telehealth Provisions in Senate CARES Act to Better Protect America’s Most Medically and Economically Vulnerable Citizens

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(WASHINGTON, DC) March 25, 2020 - Today, the Connected Health Initiative released a statement from executive director Morgan Reed regarding the congressional passage of the latest Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The CARES Act passed by the Senate today opens the door for healthcare providers to leverage telehealth and remote patient monitoring technologies to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic.

CVS + Aetna: Inflection Point in US Healthcare, Merger Approved Update

Health Populi

CVS Health’s acquisition of Aetna was approved this week by U.S. This post updates my initial thoughts on the deal, given the morphing US healthcare market on both the traditional health services front and fast-evolving retail health environment. The nation’s largest retail pharmacy chain signed a deal to combine with one of the top three health insurance companies.

Costs, Consumerism, Cyber and Care, Everywhere – The 2019 Health Populi TrendCast

Health Populi

The tea leaves have been brewing here at THINK-Health as we prepared our 2019 forecast at the convergence of consumers, health, and technology. Here’s our trend-weaving of 4 C’s for 2019: costs, consumerism, cyber and care, everywhere… Health care costs will continue to be a mainstream pocketbook issue for patients and caregivers, with consequences for payors, suppliers and ultimately, policymakers. Today is Boxing Day and St.

A startup with a cause – championing the individual in navigating health care

Digital Health Today

Interview with Kash Kapadia, Founder and CEO of Anchor Health. At the Health 2.0 Conference in Santa Clara, CA, I had the pleasure of having coffee with Kash Kapadia, Founder and CEO of Anchor Health. Most recently, Kash was Vice President and General Manager of Digital Health at Stanford Health Care where he launched new patient-facing digital solutions, transformed health system operations, and spearheaded legislation to reform digital health access and reimbursement.

The Importance of Broadband and Net Neutrality for Health, to the Last Person and the Last Mile

Health Populi

California, home to start-ups, mature tech platform companies (like Apple, Facebook and Google), and countless digital health developers, is in a particularly strategic place to fight the FCC and, now, the Department of Justice. This blog, Health Populi, covers the intersection of health, people, technology, and economics. The issue of net neutrality and Everyday Peoples’ access to connectivity and broadband lies at the heart of this intersection.

Telehealth billing guide highlights complexities of use

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Center for Connected Health Policy has published a 21-page guide intended to help providers with telehealth-based Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements. The guide offers clarification for billing for remote patient monitoring, synchronous (real-time) asynchronous (store-and-forward) telehealth services and billing for virtual healthcare services, as well as mobile health services.

Telehealth Research Used to Support New Policy Initiatives for Expansion

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Changes to policy regarding telehealth and remote patient management (RPM) — and, specifically, changes affecting the reimbursement for these services offered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) — are having an effect on the usage of digital delivery on the larger healthcare industry. Particularly with primary care, Dr. Barnett told Kuhrt, the data show that, given its “ huge consumer adoption across the map — we probably don’t need any policy to influence that.”.

Can you identify 7 qualities of a successful telehealth program?

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

On a daily basis, health care professionals are finding new ways to use telehealth technology to achieve positive outcomes for consumers. New legislation at state and federal levels is making it possible for telehealth services to be reimbursed by Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance carriers. Telehealth services that are integrated into daily workflow become part of the patient care process. Provides services through a trained health care team.

Essential Telemedicine Terms Clinicians Should Know

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CCHP: CCHP stands for the Center for Connected Health Policy and is a non-profit that has been designated the national telehealth policy resource center. CMS : Stands for the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services. CMS is the federal agency that administers HIPAA standards and develops Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement policies for telemedicine. HD video requires faster internet connection speeds for proper image transmission.

Can you identify 7 qualities of a successful telehealth program?

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

New legislation at state and federal levels is making it possible for telehealth services to be reimbursed by Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance carriers. Telehealth services that are integrated into daily workflow become part of the patient care process. While telehealth doesn’t replace face-to-face visits, it can supplement care and help build doctor/patient relationships. Provides services through a trained health care team.

Why telemedicine is a great option for Medicaid recipients

American Well

Think convenient health care is only for the wealthy? Medicaid recipients often have significant barriers to care. Throughout my residency, I worked in a primary care clinic that was in one of the poorest areas of Boston. Many of these appointments were scheduled to follow up from previous and ongoing care. Traditional means of accessing health care is often time and resource intensive. Think again.

Why telemedicine is a great option for Medicaid recipients

American Well

Think convenient health care is only for the wealthy? Medicaid recipients often have significant barriers to care. Throughout my residency, I worked in a primary care clinic that was in one of the poorest areas of Boston. Many of these appointments were scheduled to follow up from previous and ongoing care. Traditional means of accessing health care is often time and resource intensive. Think again.

2019: Telemedicine’s Year in Review

GlobalMed

That confirms our observations that virtual care is becoming an ingrained part of medicine – but with that growth inevitably comes change. Getting paid for telehealth services has long been an irritant, especially for overworked clinicians who are already struggling with burnout and don’t have time to deliver poorly compensated care. The CONNECT Act is aimed at removing what AMA President Patrice A. Virtual care goes international.

6 Ways to Drive Higher Medicaid Reimbursement with Telemedicine

GlobalMed

It’s no wonder many healthcare professionals view Medicaid care plans as a cycle of lost income, missed treatment and wasted time. When providers avoid treating Medicaid patients on a large scale, the medical industry is effectively assigning care based on income and social class. Fortunately, there’s a solution that can benefit both provider revenue and population health: telemedicine. Medicaid is the largest payer for mental health services in the United States.

150 top places to work in healthcare

Henry Kotula

Becker’s Healthcare is pleased to release the “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare | 2018” list, which highlights hospitals, health systems and healthcare companies that promote diversity within the workforce, employee engagement and professional growth. This list is not an endorsement of any hospital, health system or company mentioned. Hospitals, Health Systems and Medical Groups. Adventist Health System (Altamonte Springs, Fla.). Health.