TQ TeleConnection- April 2018

What are the biggest challenges for telemedicine programs?

Inadequate telemedicine parity laws and Medicare reimbursement are among the top challenges faced by telehealth programs, according to a survey out of Reach Health. Forty percent of respondents said the parity laws issue is going unaddressed, and 37 percent said it’s only partially addressed. Thirty-nine percent said Medicare reimbursement problems are not addressed, and 40 percent said they’re partially addressed.

Other challenges included lack of a common EHR in hub and spoke hospitals, Medicaid reimbursement, lack of EHR integration and physician compensation.

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Erin Dietsche