Beginner’s Guide to Telehealth Reimbursement in 2018

Beginner’s Guide to Telehealth Reimbursement in 2018

The medical coding and reimbursement process from payers is notoriously confusing and complex, with many healthcare organizations dedicating entire teams to navigating the ever-changing landscape of rules and regulations. Telehealth reimbursement is even more confusing with laws constantly changing by state and reimbursement varying on your organization’s state, practice, services, and third-party payer.

 How does a healthcare organization bill for telemedicine to Medicare, Medicaid, and private payers? What differences in reimbursement are at the state-level? What types of telemedicine are covered? Let’s navigate these questions and more in our newest blog post.

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Precision Medicine: Personalized Health Care of the Future

Precision Medicine: Personalized Health Care of the Future

Custom furniture based on our individual style preference. Custom houses constructed with each detail personalized. Tailored suits that fit our body to the inch. Streaming services that predict our next movie or TV show preference.

In a world where tailoring everything to the specific needs of the consumer is mainstream, what would it look like if we could personalize our medicine to this degree? That’s the premise behind the latest trending model from the healthcare industry called precision medicine or personalized medicine.

How does precision medicine work? What challenges does it face now and in the future? Can precision medicine be applied to underserved or rural areas? Let’s break down these questions and more in our newest blog post of 2018.

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TelePsychiatry: Revolutionizing Behavioral & Mental Health Care

TelePsychiatry: Revolutionizing Behavioral & Mental Health Care

In honor of May being National Mental Health Awareness Month, we at TeleQuality think it’s the perfect time to highlight how technology is transforming one of the most misunderstood and most important areas of medicine. We’re proud to serve various behavioral health, mental health, community service boards, and MHMR providers making a difference in their communities across the country. This month is the perfect time to honor the hardworking mental health organizations in our nation by featuring how telemedicine is transforming the delivery and quality of care for mental and behavioral health patients.

 

So how are broadband, health IT, and 21st century technology solutions impacting mental health care? Let’s dive into the world of telepsychiatry and telemental health to learn how they’re expanding access to mental health care like we’ve never seen before.

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Telemedicine Deep Dive: The Power of Remote Patient Monitoring

Telemedicine Deep Dive: The Power of Remote Patient Monitoring

What if we told you one type of telemedicine has the potential to help manage chronic diseases, allow older and disabled individuals to live at home longer, avoid prematurely moving those individuals into skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), reduce hospitalizations numbers, reduce readmissions, reduce length of stays in hospitals and so much more? Welcome to the power of remote patient monitoring, or RPM.

Remote patient monitoring is one type of telemedicine that has broad-reaching applications and impacts for many different types of healthcare specialties and facilities. Advocates for RPM monitoring programs cite its potential to help achieve the healthcare “triple aim”, through improving patient outcomes, improving access to care, and making healthcare systems more cost effective.  

What is RPM and how does it work? Curious how your healthcare organization can incorporate it to solve challenges and accomplish strategic objectives? Read this month’s deep dive into the powerful telemedicine application of RPM today. 

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School-Based TeleHealth Care: The Intersection of Health, Tech, and Education

School-Based TeleHealth Care: The Intersection of Health, Tech, and Education

February is School-Based Health Care Awareness Month and here at TeleQuality, we thought it’d be the perfect opportunity to showcase how telehealth is revolutionizing school-based health care programs across our nation. Combining the power of school clinics, quality health care, and powerful 21st century technologies, telehealth in schools is changing the way health care is delivered to our newest generation of Americans.

Let’s break down how school-based health programs work, incorporating telehealth into the process, the benefits these programs provide to their students, and so much more in our 2nd blog post of 2018.

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An Uber for Health Care? How On-Demand Health Services Are Bringing Back Old-School Medicine

An Uber for Health Care? How On-Demand Health Services Are Bringing Back Old-School Medicine

Uber. Lyft. AirBNB. HomeAway. Grubhub. Postmates. Wag!

All of these ground-breaking apps disrupted their respective industries providing services straight to consumers with a new twist, with better customer service, and at a lower cost.

Some healthcare start-ups believe the future of health care lies in bringing back good old-fashioned doctor house calls, essentially bringing about the “Uberization” of the healthcare industry. But can on-demand health care that increases access and lowers costs truly work in our 21st century healthcare space? Let’s break down each side of the argument in our first blog post of 2018.

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9+ Telecom, Broadband and Telehealth Funding Opportunities You Need on Your Radar in 2018

 9+ Telecom, Broadband and Telehealth Funding Opportunities You Need on Your Radar in 2018

2018 is less than one month away, are you prepared for network funding opportunities in the New Year?

With 2018 quickly approaching, it’s important for all rural healthcare IT teams across the country to not only analyze their current broadband networks and needs but make sure they’re aware and prepared for upcoming deadlines for various funding programs to help fund any telecom service changes.

As a service provider that exclusively serves rural healthcare, we at TeleQuality know just how critical funding programs and opportunities can be for those looking to maintain or upgrade their broadband and Internet services for EHR access, telehealth, and more.

Let’s breakdown requirements and deadlines for some of the top funding programs in our monthly blog post so you and your IT team can make the best funding decisions for your organization in 2018.  

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Best Practices for Telehealth Networks

 Best Practices for Telehealth Networks

As more and more healthcare providers and systems across the country expand into telemedicine, CIOs and IT departments of healthcare organizations are quickly uncovering the complications that come with setting up a productive and successful telehealth network. How much bandwidth do you need? What equipment will you need? How will our workflow be affected? What are the best practices for IT departments when tackling a telemedicine network setup?

Let’s explore all these questions below in our latest blog post dedicated to best practices for setting up telehealth networks.

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Digital Health at Your Fingertips: The Power of mHealth

Digital Health at Your Fingertips: The Power of mHealth

Mobile health, or mHealth, is the newest craze in healthcare, bringing 21st century healthcare to your fingertips on your smartphone, tablet or computer. From using Apple watches and Fitbits to track your personal fitness journey, to using Amazon Alexa and Google Echo to deliver telehealth care to senior communities, the mHealth market is booming and there’s no end in sight. Why has mHealth rapidly grown and how does it play in the future of digital healthcare delivery? Let’s explore this trending topic in our monthly blog post below.

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