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Why Use Telehealth at School?

Posted by Hattie Hayes, Apr 27, 2016
Every parent knows how quickly sickness can put a dent into a child's educational experience. Whether your kids are in kindergarten or high school, if your child falls ill, it means a few days out of school to recover--and probably a doctor's visit or two. However, now that telehealth is making its way into schools, it's becoming easier to diagnose children as soon as they begin showing symptoms. A trip to the school nurse has become equivalent in many ways to a traditional doctor's office visit. Your child may even have a recovery plan before you ...
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, chronic care, every kid healthy week, medicaid, mental health, school, school based, telehealth, Telemedicine

The Case for Telemedicine and Pediatrics

Posted by Hattie Hayes, Mar 22, 2016
As any parent knows, pediatric care often comes with a sense of urgency. Whether a child has to leave school early due to illness, sustains an injury during sports or other activities, or is simply too young to articulate what's hurting, with kids, it's a good idea to head straight to the professionals. And for pediatricians, that equates to overcrowded waiting rooms and hectic office experiences. It can be a challenge to get kids into the office at all. Many parents are working in doctor's visits around school schedules, or trying to balance the ...
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, chronic care, health tech, pediatric surgery, pediatrics, Practice Management, rural, telehealth, telemed, Telemedicine

What Should You Charge for Telemedicine Visits?

Posted by Hattie Hayes, Dec 17, 2015
If you've decided to implement telehealth into your medical practice, you know that decreased costs are not far away. Using telemedicine frees up valuable in-office time, keeps things running quickly and gives you the ability to see patients on their schedules....
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Topics: best practices, billing, eVisit Blog Posts, chronic care, compensation, consulting, orthopedic surgery, patients, post-op, Practice Management, primary care, revenue, surgery, telehealth, Telemedicine

Telemedicine & Medicare Chronic Care: What to Know About 99490

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Dec 8, 2015
When Medicare announced in early 2015 it was adding the new CPT code 99490, it was a big win for chronic care management and telemedicine. 99490 was added specifically to provide better coverage for managing patients with multiple chronic conditions, a job that often requires a lot of “behind-the-scenes,” unbillable time for healthcare providers....
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Topics: 99490, billing, eVisit Blog Posts, CCM, chronic care, chronic care management, chronic illness, hospice, Medicare, nurse, nurse practitioner, nurse practitioners, physician, physician assistants, physicians, reimbursement, Telemedicine

Medical Marijuana & Telemedicine: A perfect partnership?

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Oct 5, 2015
Medical Marijuana and telemedicine. Those are two things you probably haven’t heard in the same sentence yet. But why not?...
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, chronic care, consultation, ePrescribe, home use, marijuana, medical marijuana, prescriptions, schedule 1, Telemedicine

Infographic: How to Improve Chronic Care with Telemedicine

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Sep 29, 2015
Chronic disease is by far the leading cause of death and healthcare costs in the United States. Just take a look at the stats in our chronic care infographic below: 70% of all deaths are due to chronic disease. 86% of healthcare costs are spent on chronic care. Half of all U.S. adults have one or more chronic diseases. In 2010, we spent $157 billion on cancer care and $190 billion on obesity-related illnesses....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, cancer, CDC, chronic care, chronic disease, chronic illness, diabetes, heart disease, illness, management, Medicare, mHealth, United States

5 Videos to Share With Diabetes Patients

Posted by Hattie Hayes, Jul 16, 2015
When crafting your patient engagement strategy, you want to focus on empowering your patients in their own health decision-making. Autonomy is the foundation of lifelong good health, especially for patients with chronic conditions, like diabetes. In fact, there's a vast number of great diabetes resources on the Web, including lots of YouTube videos....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, chronic care, diabetes, diabetic, diet, exercise, innovation, lifestyle, nutrition, Patient Engagement, patient portal, Patient Satisfaction, videos

Study: Could Medical Assistants Transform Chronic Care?

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Jun 2, 2015
Most providers in the field know and already use the strategy of employing physician extenders like PAs, and NPs, to expand their patient care. Using extenders to take care of simple, frontline primary care is a great way to provide cost-effective healthcare, and make full use of your practice staff. In that scenario, everyone is working at the top of their license, and making the most of their billable hours....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, chronic care, extenders, medical assistants, research study

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