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  |   August 30, 2019

Revenue Cycle Management for Telemedicine

It is time to rethink revenue cycle management for telemedicine. When billing insurers for professional services, most physicians allow the hospital they serve to handle the billing through reassigned benefits (billing rights), or they manage it themselves. However, when a hospital contracts with a telemedicine company with geographically-distributed physicians, it is best for the hospital […]

  |   August 20, 2019

Telemedicine: Reassuring Patients, Families and Doctors Alike

When medical emergencies arise, we all hold the underlying expectation that the staff onsite at the hospital can provide needed care. But what happens when the required specialist isn’t in the building, or even on staff at the hospital? Many hospitals choose to staff telemedicine physicians, specialists and nurses in departments where they are short-staffed […]

  |   July 26, 2019

How Telemedicine Addresses Hospitalist Staffing Challenges

The Association of American Medical Colleges estimates a shortage of 45,000 primary care doctors and 46,000 surgeons and medical specialists by 2020. Due to this, an increasing number of hospitals are moving to a hospitalist model, often motivated by a search for increased quality and efficiency in patient care. When appropriately utilized, hospitalists provide benefits […]

  |   July 19, 2019

Physician Shortages Drive Growth in telePsychiatry

The present shortage of psychiatrists has reached national crisis levels, specifically in rural areas where there is little to no access to timely, quality care. Today, nearly one in five patients in emergency departments has some sort of behavioral or mental health issue—this number continues to rise as the number of psychiatrists decreases. Avrim Fishkind, […]

  |   June 27, 2019

What’s Next for Telemedicine?

It’s no mystery that telemedicine has enabled hospital systems to advance access to care, deliver measurable patient outcomes, and optimize organizational efficiencies. More specifically, telemedicine platforms allow patients and providers alike access to specialty physicians they may otherwise never have. Services such as teleNeurology, telePsychiatry, and teleICU are becoming a common part of the patient […]