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UnitedHealth, Cigna to expand Medicare Advantage footprints, touting telehealth for 2021 | Healthcare Dive | 10/2/2020

… UnitedHealthcare are touting $0 copays for telehealth visits — a potentially enticing feature as patients have turned to virtual care in unprecedented amounts in recent months. Cigna is offering no-cost telebehavioral services and adding virtual physical therapy to its plans. Cigna said all of its markets will offer at least one plan with no premium cost, while Aetna said about 80% of members will have access to a no-premium …

Cigna Expands Medicare Advantage Offerings to Deliver Greater Affordability, Predictability and Choice to Customers | PR Newswire | 10/1/2020

… and comfort of their homes, Cigna is offering telehealth services to all MA customers, including no-cost access to behavioral health providers via audio and video. For the first time, Cigna also is adding virtual physical therapy services to its MA plans. This new feature is an addition to 2021 plans to help customers gain strength and/or recover from less complex procedures at home. “Since the COVID-19 pandemic …

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Cigna Expands Medicare Advantage Offerings to Deliver Greater Affordability, Predictability and Choice to Customers | 10/1/2020

… and comfort of their homes, Cigna is offering telehealth services to all MA customers, including no-cost access to behavioral health providers via audio and video. For the first time, Cigna also is adding virtual physical therapy services to its MA plans. This new feature is an addition to 2021 plans to help customers gain strength and/or recover from less complex procedures at home. “Since the COVID-19 pandemic …

Cigna Expands Medicare Advantage Offerings to Deliver Greater Affordability, Predictability and Choice to Customers | 10/1/2020

… and comfort of their homes, Cigna is offering telehealth services to all MA customers, including no-cost access to behavioral health providers via audio and video. For the first time, Cigna also is adding virtual physical therapy services to its MA plans. This new feature is an addition to 2021 plans to help customers gain strength and/or recover from less complex procedures at home. “Since the COVID-19 pandemic …

Cigna adds 25,000 physicians to network as Medicare line grows | Becker’s Hospital Review | 10/1/2020

… Cigna added 25,000 physicians to its network. 4. Cigna will offer a $0 premium plan in every market it participates in. The insurer also expanded its telehealth benefits for Medicare Advantage members. Features include virtual physical therapy services and free access to behavioral health providers through audio and video. 5. Cigna currently serves more than half a million Medicare Advantage members across 18 states and the District of Columbia. It’s …

Cigna Expands Medicare Advantage Offerings to Deliver Greater Affordability, Predictability and Choice to Customers - GuruFocus.com | 10/1/2020

… and comfort of their homes, Cigna is offering telehealth services to all MA customers, including no-cost access to behavioral health providers via audio and video. For the first time, Cigna also is adding virtual physical therapy services to its MA plans. This new feature is an addition to 2021 plans to help customers gain strength and/or recover from less complex procedures at home. “Since the COVID-19 pandemic …

Cigna unveils big MA growth plans for 2nd year in a row | FierceHealthcare | 9/30/2020

… 0 premium options available in each market. Plan options for 2021 will also all include telehealth benefits, including behavioral health visits conducting via audio or video, at no cost. In addition, Cigna will offer virtual physical therapy for the first time, allowing members to receive such care at home. Cigna is aiming to ensure MA beneficiaries have access to care in the ways that best suit them, providing options for …

Digital health poised for record Q3, with fast growth in mental, women’s health | Healthcare Dive | 9/29/2020

… biggest names in telehealth and chronic care management highlights that Teladoc’s competitors, like Boston-based Amwell, are behind in the chronic care space. Schlueter called out Livongo competitor Omada Health, which recently acquired a virtual physical therapy company, as an “attractive but likely pricey target” for acquirers. However, Omada CEO Sean Duffy shrugged off the speculation at a Thursday panel. “The plan of record has always been, and for the …

EDPAs Reignite Alabama holding online competition for 14 finalists Aug. 27 - Yellowhammer News | 9/27/2020

… a cause of your choice. HEALTH CARE: Satterfield Technologies, offering 3D-printed, comfortable and reusable N95 face masks; SolutionStudios, a web platform for collaborating to solve clinical problems; TheraPlay, an app-based solution for virtual physical therapy . EDUCATION: Cloud of Witnesses, an app-based solution to acquire witnesses for police stops; Edify Online, offering opportunities for adjunct professors and under-educated individuals; Pack Education, a digital coaching solution for improving …

Cigna’s 2021 strategies highlight MA trends and the resulting effects on providers | 9/18/2020

… strategies include a rapid expansion and new benefits. Of Cigna’s MA network physicians, 85% are in value-based payment arrangements, and half of those are in two-sided risk. New benefits for 2021 include virtual physical therapy in response to enrollee fears of contracting COVID-19. The plans and priorities of a fast-growing Medicare Advantage (MA) health plan demonstrate some of the significant trends shaping the industry, as well …

Telerehab: A Shining Star Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic | 9/16/2020

www.workwell.com Know Before You Go: Transitioning to Virtual Physical Therapy Telerehab has played a vital role in the ongoing recovery efforts of injured workers during COVID-19. One Call experienced a 650% increase in telerehab referrals, including an 8% increase in referrals from adjusters and nurse case managers specifically requesting physical therapy to be delivered virtually. 2 For medically fragile individuals, this remote offering provided security and peace-of-mind …

8 orthopedics and ASCs trends in 2020 | Becker’s ASC Review | 9/2/2020

… contracts. 3. The future is bright for orthopedics in ASCs as patients are still wary about going to the hospital for elective procedures. ASCs that have virtual check-ins, scheduling, postoperative home care and virtual physical therapy capabilities will be best positioned to thrive in the next two to three years. 4. The pandemic has shown that quite a lot can be achieved through telehealth. One key takeaway was just …

Telehealth Physical Therapy: Pros, Cons, & What to Expect | 8/7/2020

Telehealth physical therapy is a great option to get the care you need, virtually. Licensed physical therapists go digital to accommodate patients with different needs and comfort levels. Discover whether virtual physical therapy is the right fit for you. At the beginning of the pandemic, we were asked the question “Is physical therapy essential?” The medical community responded with a resounding “Yes!” We’ve continued to stay open, safely, and adjust …

The deal was “inevitable” and other takeaways from the massive $18.5B Livongo-Teladoc merger - MedCity News | 8/6/2020

… this year, DarioHealth added mental health coaching to its platform after bringing on two executives from behavioral health startup Catasys. Omada Health, a digital health platform also covering multiple chronic conditions, recently snapped up virtual physical therapy startup Physera . And that’s just a small sampling from the first half of 2020. “I think Teladoc is just one of a handful of potential acquirers for these types of solutions. I’m sure …

Teladoc-Livongo: Is the first digital health megadeal ‘outrageous’ or a starter gun for virtual care M&A? | Healthcare Dive | 8/6/2020

… quickly, they will fall behind.” “If they do not act quickly, they will fall behind.” Arielle Trzcinski Forrester Senior Analyst Chronic care management companies like Livongo’s biggest competitor Omada Health, which recently acquired a virtual physical therapy company, could be attractive options for acquisition. The majority are private, but​ chronic condition management company DarioHealth saw its stock skyrocket almost 30% by early afternoon Wednesday following the Teladoc-Livongo announcement, signaling …

Should I Choose Virtual or In-Person Physical Therapy During a Pandemic? | MSN | 7/29/2020

… weigh your options when dealing with an injury during the coronavirus outbreak. Turns out, the same video calls we use to connect with friends and family can also be used with your physical therapist. Virtual physical therapy appointments can serve to help assess your non-emergency injuries if your PT office is closed or you’re not comfortable going to an in-person appointment. And, depending on your injury , your doctor …

Digital health startup Kaia hopes to win over insurers with results of back pain study - MedCity News | 7/22/2020

… phase to mass market, just because there was no alternative,” Mehl said. As a whole, interest in digital health tools for musculoskeletal therapy appears to be picking up. Hinge Health, a startup that offers virtual physical therapy visits, raised $90 million in funding earlier this year. More recently, digital health company Omada Health acquired a competitor, Physera, for a reported $30 million …

Cracking the Code for Delivering PT Via Telehealth | 7/21/2020

… live “face-to-face” interaction with real-time audio and video, while other forms involve “store and forward” technology that allows for prerecorded information to be viewed at a later date. The option of virtual physical therapy sessions allows the patient to maintain maximum continuity in their care. Levy et al performed a retrospective, pre-post study using clinical data from the Rural Veterans TeleRehabilitation Initiative and concluded that telehealth …

Boston program offers support to ease safely back into fitness routine | 6/27/2020

… on track at a safe and steady pace.Olivia Greif is a soccer player and rising senior at Colby College in Maine. Last fall, injury and then surgery sidelined her. She’s been able to do virtual physical therapy during the pandemic.”The hardest part physically has been remembering how strong or how fit I used to be and not feeling that,” Greif said.You don’t have to be an athlete to understand …

Pandemic Forced Insurers To Pay For In-Home Treatments. Will They Disappear? | Physicians Weekly | 6/24/2020

… Center wanted to free up beds for a possible surge of the coronavirus. With a push from COVID-19, such “hospital-at-home” programs and other remote technologies — from online visits with doctors to virtual physical therapy to home oxygen monitoring — have been rapidly rolled out and, often, embraced. As remote visits quickly ramped up, Medicare and many private insurers, which previously had limited telehealth coverage, temporarily relaxed payment rules …

Pandemic forced insurers to pay for in-home treatments | 6/24/2020

… Medical Center wanted to free up beds for a possible surge of the coronavirus. With a push from COVID-19, such “hospital-at-home” programs and other remote technologies — including online visits with doctors, virtual physical therapy and home oxygen monitoring — have been rapidly rolled out and, often, embraced. As remote visits quickly ramped up, Medicare and many private insurers, which previously had limited telehealth coverage, temporarily relaxed payment rules …

Pandemic Forced Insurers To Pay For In-Home Treatments. Will They Disappear? | Kaiser Health News | 6/23/2020

… to free up beds for a possible surge of the coronavirus. /p p With a push from COVID-19, such “hospital-at-home” programs and other remote technologies — from online visits with doctors to virtual physical therapy to home oxygen monitoring — have been rapidly rolled out and, often, embraced. /p aside class=”related inline” div class=”slab email-slab “ div class=”email-signup” div class=”signup-text” h3 Don’t Miss …

Pandemic forced insurers to pay for in-home treatments. Will they disappear? | 6/23/2020

… Center wanted to free up beds for a possible surge of the coronavirus. With a push from COVID-19, such “hospital-at-home” programs and other remote technologies — from online visits with doctors to virtual physical therapy to home oxygen monitoring — have been rapidly rolled out and, often, embraced. As remote visits quickly ramped up, Medicare and many private insurers, which previously had limited telehealth coverage, temporarily relaxed payment rules …

Pandemic forced insurers to pay for in-home treatments | Modern Healthcare | 6/23/2020

… Center wanted to free up beds for a possible surge of the coronavirus. With a push from COVID-19, such “hospital-at-home” programs and other remote technologies — from online visits with doctors to virtual physical therapy to home oxygen monitoring — have been rapidly rolled out and, often, embraced. As remote visits quickly ramped up, Medicare and many private insurers, which previously had limited telehealth coverage, temporarily relaxed payment rules …

Pandemic Forced Insurers To Pay For In-Home Treatments. Will They Disappear? | 6/23/2020

… to free up beds for a possible surge of the coronavirus. /p p With a push from COVID-19, such “hospital-at-home” programs and other remote technologies — from online visits with doctors to virtual physical therapy to home oxygen monitoring — have been rapidly rolled out and, often, embraced. /p Don’t Miss A Story /h3 div class=”slab-content” p After seven days as an inpatient for complications related to …