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9/27/2021 HHS watchdog: State oversight needed for behavioral telehealth Healthcare IT News HHS watchdog: State oversight needed for behavioral telehealth Photo: Alistair Berg/Getty The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General issued a data brief this month aimed at providing insight into state evaluations and oversight of tele-behavioral services. The brief, which examined oversight efforts as of January and February 2020, stemmed from a survey of Medicaid directors from 37 states, as well as structured interviews ...
8/26/2021 Massachusetts Community Health Centers Make Over 1 Million Telehealth Visits bollyinside.com ... including telehealth visits, while facing the challenges of delivering safe, equitable health care to their communities during this pandemic,” added Severin, who cofounded the Consortium. WHY IT MATTERS And when it came to behavioral telehealth services, the Consortium said, nearly 56% of the patients in that time period were white; more than 23% were Black; more than 5% identified as more than one race; 4.65% were Asian; and less ...
8/23/2021 How companies can put mental health care front and center Crain's New York Business ... pandemic. Many companies have expanded mental health benefits in response to the strain the lockdowns put on many of their team members. Besides helping workers, these services have valuable business benefits. Almost half of behavioral telehealth users reported higher productivity and fewer missed workdays. For insight into trends around mental health in the workplace, Crain’s Content Studio spoke with W. Clayton Davis, behavioral clinical account manager for Cigna’s ...
8/10/2021 MediTelecare Launches Transition to Home Program Via Tele-technology PR Newswire MIDDLETOWN, Conn. MediTelecare , the market leader in behavioral telehealth and tele-technology services to residents of long-term care facilities, today announced the transition of care program utilizing their newly launched telehealth MediTely‚Ñ¢ app, transitioning patients from facility to home with no disruption to care.MediTely Typically, skilled nursing centers may discharge 10-15% of their patients home each month. Patients often experience a disruption of care upon returning home ...
8/5/2021 Yorktown's Lackey Clinic announces virtual urgent care launch dailypress.com ... they would either not have sought care or would have gone to an ER,‚Äù volunteer medical provider Ralph Robertson said. The clinic, founded in 1995, offers primary and specialty medical, dental, eye and behavioral telehealth services for low-income, uninsured adults on the Peninsula. For more information, visit lackeyclinic.org. Em Holter, [email protected], 757-256-6657, @EmHolterNews ...
8/4/2021 Behavioral health has a supply and demand issue. Can virtual care help? Healthcare IT News ... to behavioral health as a particularly effective use case for telehealth and virtual care. But what about after the public health emergency? In a HIMSS21 Global Conference Digital fireside chat, two experts will explore behavioral telehealth 's long-term potential – and how it can meet existing challenges in the industry today. According to Michael Hasselberg, senior director of digital health at the University of Rochester, the behavioral health sector has ...
7/15/2021 CMS proposes to cover mental health virtual visits through 2022 - MedCity News MedCity News ... time — to allow Medicare to pay for mental health virtual visits when they are provided by rural health clinics and federally qualified health centers.But CMS has included a requirement wherein practitioners providing behavioral telehealth services must conduct an in-person visit within the six months before the first virtual visit, and at least once every six months after.In addition, the agency wants to allow audio-only communication ...
7/15/2021 How Behavioral Health Became a Leading Use Case for Virtual Care vidyohealth.com ... kind of security, privacy and convenience that is critical in delivering a high level of care for behavioral health patients. Let’s take a look at how health systems are implementing virtual care for behavioral telehealth delivery, and what makes it an effective care model. The Growing Need for Behavioral Healthcare Behavioral healthcare is of increased importance to health systems. Within American society, there is a growing awareness and acceptance ...
3/9/2021 Two major telehealth orgs team up to expand virtual care training Healthcare IT News ... the ATA will receive discounted access to the ABT's certificate programs.The CORE Concepts in Telehealth Certificate consists of: Introduction to telehealth. Reimbursement. Ethical considerations.According to the statement, ABT will also offer a behavioral telehealth certificate and a primary telehealth certificate in the coming weeks. The courses may be used for Continuing Medical Education or Continuing Nursing Education credits."We are thrilled to provide ATA’s fast-growing membership ...
1/18/2021 Telehealth Goals for 2021: Overcoming the Biggest Hurdles healthsystemcio.com ... advocates have plenty to be pleased with in the final legislation (see the American Telemedicine Association’s press statement here ). The law requires that payers doing business in the state, including Medicaid, reimburse for behavioral telehealth visits the same way they cover in-person care, and mandates rate parity for two years for primary and chronic illness management.It seems like good news for the telehealth industry, right? It is ...
9/24/2020 13 things to know about Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Humana and UnitedHealthcare's virtual care strategies Becker's Hospital Review ... and dental health plans. Cigna 6. Cigna's cost-share waivers for the following are set to expire Dec. 31: COVID-19 telehealth visits for Medicare Advantage plans; non-COVID-19 in-network medical or behavioral telehealth visits across Medicare Advantage plans; and expanded virtual medical care access for non-COVID-19 services from physicians and certain providers for commercial members. 7. Cigna expanded its members' access to virtual mental health ...
9/17/2020 When telehealth cost-sharing waivers expire for 5 payers Becker's Hospital Review In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many commercial health insurers waived cost-sharing for medical and behavioral telehealth services. Becker's asked five of the largest for-profit insurers — Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Humana and UnitedHealthcare — when those waivers are set to end. Here's the projected expiration date of their telehealth cost waivers, as of Sept. 17. For reference, the current national public emergency health period — which was extended effective July ...
8/28/2020 Definitive Healthcare Highlights Impact of COVID-19 in 2020 Healthcare Trends Survey PRWeb ... respondents indicated that cold, flu, and infectious disease screenings are likely to continue in the years to come to prevent infection spread. 3. Mental and Behavioral Health: 14.4% of respondents indicated that mental and behavioral telehealth visits will likely remain an important and convenient tool for both therapists and patients. 4. Post Hospital Discharge Follow-Up: During COVID-19, providers have been conducting virtual visits with discharged patients but, with ...
8/27/2020 Hospital revenues, delayed elective surgeries top trends to watch over next year: survey | FierceHealthcare FierceHealthcare ... nearly 15% of respondents said they believe cold, flu and infectious disease screenings over telehealth platforms will continue as providers and patients seek to prevent infection spread. Another 15% of respondents indicated mental and behavioral telehealth visits are likely here to stay. "Psychology and psychiatry are two of the specialties that have increased the most in the months since March and remained high," Bellemare said. "It’s almost like people said ...
8/24/2020 Maine health system embraces telehealth, but looks for policy clarity Healthcare IT News ... of which can be done remotely. "Many of their patients have mobility challenges, and so allowing them to conduct these visits through telehealth has been very helpful," Martel added. The system is also exploring behavioral telehealth services, which can be advantageous in an environment where mental health care can be difficult to access. From the beginning of March through July, Martel said, CMH has conducted more than 25,000 visits. What ...
8/24/2020 Glens Falls Hospital addresses telehealth demand with behavioral health program news10.com ... for telehealth resources during the COVID-19 pandemic, Glens Falls Hospital announced a partnership on Monday with Aptihealth , a behavioral healthcare company specializing in accessible and personalized telehealth. The partnership is aimed at getting behavioral telehealth services to customers easier. Behavioral health refers to mental and emotional wellbeing practices, including help with mental illness and substance abuse. With the new program, Glens Falls Hospital will be able to offer care ...
8/20/2020 Adventist Health partners with Synchronous to provide AI-driven behavioral telehealth Healthcare IT News The system had already been using Synchronous Health's services to address burnout and trauma among its caregivers. August 20, 2020 12:44 PM Adventist Health, a Sacramento area faith-based health system, announced this week that it was partnering with the artificial intelligence-driven behavioral telehealth company Synchronous Health. Through the partnership, said Adventist, the organizations will codevelop behavioral health solutions to address community needs. According to the companies, Adventist is ...
8/11/2020 Beacon Hill Roll Call regular weekly report wickedlocal.com ... protect patients and enhance quality care. Key provisions would require health insurers to cover telehealth visits for primary care and chronic disease management at the same rate as in-person visits for one year. Behavioral telehealth services, over both phone and video, would be covered at the same rate as in-person care permanently. The Senate has approved a different version of the legislation and a House-Senate conference committee ...
8/11/2020 Beacon Hill Roll Call regular weekly report wickedlocal.com ... protect patients and enhance quality care. Key provisions would require health insurers to cover telehealth visits for primary care and chronic disease management at the same rate as in-person visits for one year. Behavioral telehealth services, over both phone and video, would be covered at the same rate as in-person care permanently. The Senate has approved a different version of the legislation and a House-Senate conference committee ...
8/11/2020 Beacon Hill Roll Call regular weekly report wickedlocal.com ... protect patients and enhance quality care. Key provisions would require health insurers to cover telehealth visits for primary care and chronic disease management at the same rate as in-person visits for one year. Behavioral telehealth services, over both phone and video, would be covered at the same rate as in-person care permanently. The Senate has approved a different version of the legislation and a House-Senate conference committee ...