Telehealth: Increasing Access to Behavioral Health Services
The use and reputation of telemedicine in the healthcare industry has continued to increase over the years as more and more payers and providers are seeing it as a viable solution. Telemedicine’s ability to control cost in complex clinical and behavioral health cases as well as increase quality access to care is proof that it will only become more popular in the future. This article from healthcarefinancenews.com shares in depth how telemedicine use cases are showing promise of utilization.
The following article is originally featured on healthcarefinancenews.com:
Telemedicine technology has been improving steadily over the past several years, and as the tech gets better, so does its reputation.
Increasingly, payers and providers are realizing that telemedicine has the potential to control costs, but the sector has now crossed a threshold. Complex clinical cases and behavioral health are now being treated viably using a virtual approach.
Much of telemedicine’s appeal lies in accessibility. The lack of access to care through telemedicine negatively affects patient engagement and follow-through, according to new research from telehealth provider Teladoc. Treating mental health in particular becomes easier, less costly and less stigmatized when behavioral health treatment can take place in a virtual setting.
About Simple Visit
SimpleVisit is a video service which allows patients and providers to connect over the video platform of their choice. With SimpleVisit providers are able to deliver on-demand visits to patients over any device or platform they have available to them. For more information on SimpleVisit and on how we are enabling providers to host virtual visits check out www.SimpleVisit.com
The following article is featured on BusinesInsider.Com: Stanford Coleman, MD, MBA, Chief Networking Officer for Medical Affairs and Community Relations for Maryland-based urgent care company Righttime Medical Care, recently spoke to attendees of the Urgent Care...read more
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently published its annual proposal for the CY 2019 Physician Fee Schedule. In this document, they include all changes proposed to reimbursement policy. This year has seen considerable positive changes to their...read more
One of the greatest barriers to practicing telemedicine is cross-state licensing requirements. Most laws, regulations, and payers require the provider to be licensed in the state that the beneficiary is located in at the time services are rendered. There has been...read more