Tag Archives: Telehealth

CMS reports 34.5M telehealth services delivered March through June

Data released this past week from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services show that more than 34.5 million services were delivered via telehealth in Medicare and in the Children’s Health Insurance Program from March through June. Although the agency notes there is always a “claims lag” between the time a service occurs and when… Read More »

Need an audiologist but can’t travel? Telehealth may be an option

You’ve likely heard of telemedicine, which allows people to remotely video chat with a healthcare provider. But did you know that audiologists can often offer similar services? What are teleaudiology services?  Teleaudiology allows people with hearingloss to receive care remotely. Teleaudiology is defined as a healthcare delivery model that allows people to remotely access audiologists, who… Read More »

AHA asks FCC to ease data requirements for telehealth pilot

While the Federal Communications Commission’s proposed $ 100 million telehealth pilot program is a critical step towards advancing connected care, the FCC must limit the data collection and reporting requirements on healthcare providers if the initiative is to succeed. That’s the contention of the American Hospital Association, which submitted written comments to the FCC on… Read More »

As Workers’ Healthcare Costs Increase, Employers Look to Telehealth and Wearable Tech to Manage Cost & Health Risks

Family premiums for health insurance received at the workplace grew 5% in 2018: to $ 19,616, according to the 2018 KFF Employer Health Benefits Survey released today by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). These two trends combine for a 212% increase in workers’ deductibles in the past decade. This is about eight times the growth of… Read More »

Genetics and Telehealth: Genetic Counseling Now Available from Asheville in Franklin

By Joseph Dix Mission Health’s Fullerton Genetics Center is now providing telehealth consultations at Angel Medical Center in Franklin. This means patients do not have to drive to Asheville to receive genetic counseling, evaluation and testing. Patients from the Franklin region will be scheduled at Angel Medical Center to meet with genetic providers by video.… Read More »