A few articles came out this week that I that I feel underscore the need for providers – both large hospital systems and private practices – need to get off their collective derrières and start implementing HIT and Telemedicine. Thankfully, we are going to provide them valuable advice to help make this happen later in this piece. […]
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Wednesday, MedCity News and Life as a Healthcare CIO ran what I believe to be a very important piece on interoperability by Dr. John D. Halamka. I don’t agree with him that attempts to legislate interoperability into being should be jettisoned completely, but most of his points ring true. Early on he asks the question that SHOULD […]
Slightly old news, but on May 19th (only two weeks after the American Telemedicine Association’s Annual Meeting and Trade Show), enough states signed the Interstate Licensure Compact into law to trigger forming the Interstate Licensure Compact Commission. Each state will appoint two commissioners who will help oversee and administer the compact. This is a highly important […]
There was a nice little write-up by John Lynn at the EMR & HIPAA site about Revolve Robotics‘ Kubi robot. Although we weren’t the focus of the article, there was a nice paragraph about needing swyMed for Kubi’s healthcare applications due to being HIPAA compliant while still having Kubi controls baked in. Please click here to […]
I admit it’s been too long since I last posted here. Well, I have an excuse… We’ve been busy getting ready for the HIMSS and ATA 2015 conferences. We’re very excited to be going because we believe this is the year swyMed really makes its presence known in the healthcare space. At HIMSS we will […]
New York joins 21 other states in the country in providing “parity” between what is reimbursable by Medicaid and what must be reimbursed by all other insurers. However, what I like most is that this new law strikes down Medicaid’s site requirements, which most people view as overly conservative and cumbersome.
In response to customer requests, we have just added new user type on our server: “Patient.” Patient users are not able to search the user directory, meaning that a care provider can keep all their patients in their groups and directories for easy access while maintaining the utmost privacy.
It may be several months later, but the ITS has released this wonderful video on YouTube showcasing the Mock Incident exercise. Max Life can be seen starting at the 1:06 mark, with a great showcasing using swyMed’s telemedicine communication platform inside their ambulance beginning at 1:27. However, watch the entire thing. It’s less than three minutes and provides a great example of how telemedicine can play an important role in emergency response.
Recently, CMS (the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) released a proposal of new rulemaking asking for comments on easing “telehealth” requirements for ACOs (Accountable Care Organizations). You can find a wonderful press release here from the ATA (American Telemedicine Association), who was instrumental in getting CMS to reconsider their earlier rules. Having reviewed the […]
There are a number of procedures already covered by Medicare without specific telemedicine codes. In fact, of the seven bullet points listing the 22 codes rejected or deleted from inclusion, five noted the included codes were largely unnecessary due to either an existing telehealth code or because Medicare does not distinguish whether the procedure is tele or not.
Here are a few examples:
Regarding electrocardiograms and echocardiograms: “By definition,
- Adoption of Telemedicine (32)
- American Telemedicine Association (18)
- Announcement (14)
- Behavioral Health (7)
- case study (4)
- Home health (8)
- Interoperability (3)
- mHealth (33)
- Mobile Video Collaboration (18)
- Press Releases (6)
- Reimbursement (9)
- Secure Video Collaboration (35)
- swyMed (51)
- TeleHealth (81)
- TeleMedicine (123)
- Uncategorized (22)
- Microsoft & SwyMed improve health outcomes by connecting remote patients with specialistsSeptember 6, 2017 - 8:51 am
- Remote Patient Evaluation (RPE) Is Ready for PrimetimeOctober 13, 2017 - 1:01 pm
- Proposed Rule Would Allow VA Telemedicine Providers to Treat Patients across State LinesOctober 6, 2017 - 12:21 pm
- Texas Considers Expanding Telemedicine Reimbursement for Workers’ Comp CasesSeptember 29, 2017 - 4:36 pm