Trust My Doctor and Fear the Office: The Telehealth Opportunity in and Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic

Health Populi

However, as patients continue to be concerned about exposure to COVID-19, 3 in 5 are concerned about being at-risk to the virus in their doctor’s office, according to research from the Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) and AMCP , the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy.

Health Care and the Democratic Debates – Part 1 – Medicare For All, Rx Prices, Guns and Mental Health

Health Populi

Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie, and Jose Diaz-Balart asked the ten candidates questions covering guns, butter (the economy), immigration, climate change, and of course, health care — what I’m focusing on in this post, the first of two-debate-days-in-a-row. health care.

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

Health Populi

There’s been a flurry of research into this question since the hockey-stick growth of telemedicine visits were evident in March 2020, just days after the World Health Organization uttered the “P-word:” pandemic. 35% of home health services, and. health care system.

Health Care In the COVID-19 Era – PwC Finds Self-Rationing of Care and Meds Especially for Chronic Care

Health Populi

are self-rationing care in the era of COVID-19 by cutting spending on health care visits and prescription drugs. PwC explored how COVID-19 is influencing consumers’ health care behaviors in survey research conducted in early April by the Health Research Institute.

The Promise of Telehealth for Older People – the U-M National Poll on Healthy Aging

Health Populi

And so, too, are older folks re-imagining how and where their health care services could be delivered and consumed. Health Populi’s Hot Points: I recently collaborated with HealthMine on a survey looking into Medicare Advantage members’ views of health and digital technology.

Health Is Social – The Social Determinants of Health at HIMSS19

Health Populi

In the health care world, it is now commonly accepted that genes contribute less than half of the influence on peoples’ health status. The data tell this story: two-thirds of patients who self-report their health as excellent have low to no SDoH risk.

Social Determinants of Health – My Early Childhood Education and Recent Learnings, Shared at the HealthXL Global Gathering

Health Populi

This was my early education in the social determinants of health (SDoH), which I will relate today in a talk at the HealthXL Global Gathering hosted in Lake Nona, FL, at GuideWell Health’s Innovation CoRE.

CMS Congressional Report: 85.4% of all Telehealth Users Had Mental Health Diagnosis

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Professionals looking for current metrics related to opportunities in telemental health or telebehavioral health will find a treasure-trove in the recent Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Congressional report.

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. It is clear that there’s no better use case for digital/tele/virtual health than what is unfolding right now. Health Populi’s Hot Points: So, can the U.S.

What We Know We Know About ZIP Codes, Food, and Deaths of Despair – HealthConsuming Explains, Part 3

Health Populi

” That’s the first sentence of Chapter 7 in my book, HealthConsuming: From Health Consumer to Health Citizen. Chapter 7 of my book, HealthConsuming: From Health Consumer to Health Citizen , is titled, “ZIP Codes, Genetic Codes, Food and Health.”

Lawmakers push to extend flexible telehealth guidelines beyond the stay-at-home period

Clocktree

Telehealth is proving to be an extremely successful approach in ensuring that patients are receiving mental health and addiction care during this trying and unprecedented time, and we applaud the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for expanding behavioral telehealth flexibilities, and ultimately increasing access to these essential services,” the letter states. “In Healthcare Mental Health Prospect Provider Telehealth Telehealth News Telemedicine

CMS Congressional Report: 85.4% of all Telehealth Users Had Mental Health Diagnosis

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Professionals looking for current metrics related to opportunities in telemental health or telebehavioral health will find a treasure-trove in the recent Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Congressional report.

Technology, Aging and Obesity Drive Healthcare Spending, BEA Finds

Health Populi

High Spending Growth Rates For Key Diseases In 2000-14 Were Driven By Technology And Demographic Factors , a June 2018 Health Affairs article, analyzed this data. The Bureau is working to better understanding health care spending at this detailed level, by condition. health citizen.

Heart Health at #CES2019 – Food and Tech as Medicine

Health Populi

Self-care is the new health care as patients, now consumers at greater financial risk for medical spending, are learning. Using food and tech as medicine can help people avoid going on medications like statins and others for heart health.

Scaling the Social Determinants of Health – McKinsey and Kaiser’s Bold Move

Health Populi

People who are in poor health or use more health care services are more likely to report multiple unmet social needs, such as food insecurity, unsafe neighborhoods, lack of good housing, social isolation, and poor transportation access, found through a survey conducted by McKinsey.

Financial Stress Is An Epidemic In America, Everyday Health Finds

Health Populi

Stress is a way of American life, based on the findings in The United States of Stress , a survey from Everyday Health. Everyday Health polled 6,700 U.S. adults between 18 and 64 years of age about their perspectives on stress, anxiety, panic, and mental and behavioral health.

A Tale of Two America’s for Health

Health Populi

Disparities in Americans’ health vary among people living in each of the 50 states. These differences in health status generally fall into two regions: north and south, found in the Commonwealth Fund’s 2018 Scorecard on State Health System Performance.

CONNECT for Health Act would expand Medicare coverage for telehealth

Clocktree

Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act of 2019 has bipartisan Senate and House support and would expand telehealth services through Medicare. The bill “aims to improve health outcomes, make it easier for patients to connect with their doctors, and help cut costs for patients and providers” according to a statement released yesterday by the bill’s sponsor Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i).

Self-Care is Healthcare for Everyday People

Health Populi

Patients are the new healthcare payors, and as such, taking on the role of health consumers. In fact, health and wellness consumers have existed since a person purchased the first toothpaste, aspirin, heating pad, and moisturizing cream at retail.

Health IT, mental health groups back bill to eliminate telehealth restrictions for opioid treatment

FierceHealthIT

Health IT and behavioral health groups are backing Senate legislation that would allow Medicare beneficiaries to receive opioid addiction treatment via telehealth. The groups told lawmakers current restrictions “significantly limit the number of telebehavioral health visits available in Medicare

As Medical Cost Trend Remains Flat, Patients Face Growing Health Consumer Financial Stress

Health Populi

There’s this macro-health economic story, and then there’s the micro-economics of healthcare for the household. The second graphic, labeled Figure 3, compares national health spending as a share of U.S.

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. Expect health care costs and access to be at least as important to U.S. Today is Boxing Day and St.

Prescription Drug Costs In America Through the Patient Lens, via IQVIA, GoodRx and a New $2 Million Therapy

Health Populi

It’s a richly detailed report with a mine of data; in this Health Populi post, I’ll focus through the patient lens of Rx spending, medication adherence out-of-pocket costs, prescription drug abandonment, and the role of “place” in personal drug pricing.

Physicians and Technology: Avoiding Burnout

Advanced Medical Reviews

Another is the often time-consuming process of meeting Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements for quality and clinical reporting. Healthcare News & Tech healthcare mental health physician burnout physicians technology

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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. health care delivery. Across the U.S.,

Do Medicare providers located at a Distant Site have to be hospital-based to provide services?

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

Q: Per Medicare regulations, do the providers at a distant site have to be hospital-based or can they be in a private setting – for example, a group of pulmonologists who want to create a telehealth system on their own? Also, all telehealth services must meet the Medicare established set of criteria for reimbursement. Click here to visit the Medicare Eligibility Analyzer site. To review CCHP information on Medicare, go to: [link]. Medicare

Will Consumers Cross the Cost-and-Trust Chasm Between Prescription Drugs and Hospitals?

Health Populi

When asked what factors contribute to rising health care costs in America, most consumers cite the cost of prescription drugs. Hospital costs contribute to rising medical costs to 49% of health consumers. A recent study on politics and health care spending in the U.S.

Health Care and the Democratic Debates – Round 2 – Battle Royale for M4All vs Medicare for All Who Want It – What It Means for Industry

Health Populi

But this was Round 2 of the debate, with ten more White House aspirants sharing views — sometimes sparring — on issues of immigration, economic justice, climate change, and once again health care playing a starring role from the start of the two-hour event.

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.

AMA Report: 6 Ways States Combat Opioid Epidemic

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Increasing costs for prescriptions is creating a long-term financial impact on Medicare Part D and its beneficiaries. AMA created the report in partnership with Manatt Health Strategies. Increase mental health parity enforcement.

Opioid Overdose Associated With Opioid Prescriptions to Relatives

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Increasing costs for prescriptions is creating a long-term financial impact on Medicare Part D and its beneficiaries. Increasing costs for prescriptions is creating a long-term financial impact on Medicare Part D and its beneficiaries.

How The Rapid Shift To Telehealth Leaves Many Community Health Centers Behind During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Henry Kotula

Preparedness Of Community Health Centers For Telehealth. Despite the changes, many health centers may not be ready to implement high-quality telehealth. Health centers care for many immigrant patients with limited English proficiency. [link].

Trump administration expands Medicare telehealth benefits for COVID-19 fight

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As promised , the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has expanded its Medicare telehealth coverage during the coronavirus crisis, enabling more patients to get virtual care services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility.

In Wednesday’s second Democratic debate, 7 of 10 candidates support Medicare for All

Henry Kotula

Seven support Medicare for All. Unlike many of his Democratic rivals, Biden does not support full Medicare for All. Instead of getting rid of private insurance, Biden said he would build on the ACA through the Biden Plan to create a public health insurance option. [link].

Five Public Health Needs for Digital Health Technology

The Digital Health Corner

Digital health technology has seen an incredible growth in the last few years, fueled by a combination of consumerization of wearable technologies, ubiquity of mobile devices, proliferation of technology incubators, attention by government health and regulatory agencies and involvement of large companies heretofore not focused on healthcare. The fastest path to widespread adoption of these technologies is the application to the most pressing public health needs.

Psychiatrists 'pleasantly surprised' with transition to telemedicine

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Although research supported the efficacy of video telepsychiatry, the National Institute of Mental Health-funded study notes, only 5% of psychiatrists in the Medicare program had ever provided a telemedicine visit.

#106: What Individuals and Organizations Can Do To Survive And Thrive In Times Of Crisis

Digital Health Today

William Kassler of IBM Watson Health explains the roles of Fear, Resilience and Self-care. Our guest in this episode is Dr. William Kassler, MD, MPH, Deputy Health Officer and Lead Population Health Officer at IBM Watson Health. Now available on Health Podcast Network!

How Telehealth Can Offer Comprehensive Health Solutions to Younger Generations

InTouch Health

Improving Mental Healthcare in Schools. Younger people tend to overall be healthy, but students and young adults can suffer from high rates of depression, anxiety, ADHD, and other mental health or behavioral disorders. The State of Mental Disorders Among Children in the U.S.

Senator Tina Smith: 'We have to learn from our experiences' on telehealth

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A bipartisan group of senators on Thursday introduced legislation to inventory telehealth programs nationwide and evaluate ways to plan for public health emergencies using virtual care. She drew particular attention to the benefits of telehealth for behavioral health services.

Major Players in Home Health Programs

Perficient

Previously , I discussed what home health programs (HHP) are. The Center for Medicare Services (CMS) oversees the Health Home Program, but each state has a Health Home Authority that creates and manages its HHP. In this blog I analyze the major players in the HHP.