Tag Archives: telehealth

Telehealth Bolsters Patient Satisfaction (J.D. Power), and Providers Are Working to Catch Up (BDO)

Two studies published in May 2021 illustrate the value and importance of telehealth to patients in 2020, and a disconnect among many C-level executives working in hospitals, academic medical centers, and other care provider organizations. Together, the two reports from J.D. Power and BDO illustrate some mis-alignment between the demand and supply side of telehealth.… Read More »

KLAS: Teladoc, Epic report widest breadth of telehealth capabilities

In a new report examining the rapidly evolving telehealth landscape, KLAS found that vendors self-reported a wide array of capabilities – and it noted that different companies can meet different customers’ needs. KLAS also found varying levels of self-reported customer adoption of vendors’ tools across four common telehealth scenarios.   “To help healthcare organizations quickly… Read More »

Telehealth is the future but it is obscured by a dismal present [PODCAST]

The Podcast by KevinMD | Podcast | October 21, 2020 “Will the unfavorable regulatory environment permit telehealth to flourish? Perforce we’re beginning to see a relaxation of restrictions that have hitherto obstructed progress.  Recently, federal officials approved interstate licensing, thereby prompting greater telehealth conversion, utilization, and expansion. Medicare’s 1135 Waiver is also encouraging, and, in… Read More »

UnitedHealth, Cigna to expand Medicare Advantage footprints, touting telehealth for 2021

Major payers are expanding their Medicare Advantage footprints next year, and focusing on telehealth benefits and reduced cost-sharing — both trends accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The increased competition puts more plans in the market with low or no premiums as bullish payers have reported massive profits from deferred care over the past several months.… Read More »

The successes – and pitfalls – of using telehealth for home-based primary care

Home-based primary care allows individuals with chronic conditions – especially older people – to stay in their homes longer, so reducing hospitalization rates and improving quality of life. As the COVID-19 crisis has made evident, telehealth can be a useful tool to help connect patients with services remotely.  However, experts say it is vital to… Read More »

What sort of staying power does telehealth really have?

This past week, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma said she “can’t imagine going back” to making beneficiaries return to in-person visits after the agency’s relaxation of telehealth regulations in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Verma’s comments came as industry leaders pushed for two-dozen federal regulatory waivers surrounding telehealth to become permanent,… Read More »

More U.S. Patients Scheduling Doctors’ Appointments, Welcoming Telehealth Into Their Visit-Mix

By May 14th, 2020, one-half of consumers in the U.S. expected they would schedule a medical appointment in the next two months. “As the country emerges from COVID-19, we’re watching consumer confidence shift back to where it was prior to the onset of this crisis,” noted Dr. Brad Bowman, Chief Medical Office at Healthgrades. The… Read More »