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Telehealth Guidelines for Indian Health Service Facilities

January 6, 2021

Recently Indian Health Services (IHS), which is managed by the Department of Health and Human Services announced its desire to expand telehealth across IHS federal facilities. Telehealth services allow patients can stay home and reduce their risk of infection and … Continue reading

Telehealth Guidelines for Your FQHC Facilities

January 4, 2021

Federal officials have clarified new telehealth reimbursement rules for federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and rural health clinics (RHCs), giving those sites more opportunities to use connected health services during the Coronavirus pandemic. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) … Continue reading

6 Crucial Considerations for Integrating Telemedicine with your Healthcare Practice

December 7, 2020

Today, the majority of primary care physicians fret that telemedicine is way too time-consuming and complicated for them to execute in their already busy practices. However, physicians who have adopted this state-of-the-art technology advise there is absolutely no need to … Continue reading

How Telehealth is Improving Behavioral Health Care Outcome in Our Children

November 23, 2020

Behavioral health providers have been utilizing telehealth for some time now, but one particular group has demonstrated an especially positive impact—our children. There is some preliminary evidence that videoconferencing offers advantages for the youth and adolescents, including less self-consciousness, increased … Continue reading

Why Health Systems Should Use Telehealth to Steer Patients Away from the ER

November 16, 2020

Hospitals and health systems across the country are rolling out telemedicine services for patients. The existing landscape of telehealth companies means there certainly is no shortage of plug-and-play options, but Mend’s goal in implementing virtual care is to not only … Continue reading

How Telehealth is Improving Continuity of Care for Primary Care Patients

November 9, 2020

Maintaining continuity of care, and managing patients with chronic diseases, has always been a difficult proposition. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has made it even more difficult. Fear of exposure to the virus has led to many patients with chronic and … Continue reading

Integrated Telehealth Platforms are Making Patient Visits Effortless for Healthcare Providers

September 21, 2020

Like many of today’s important innovations, telehealth is powered by the latest in information technology. Thanks to cutting edge telehealth platforms, healthcare professionals can make house calls without having to leave the office. Patients can call in emergencies with the … Continue reading

What You Need to Know About the New CMS 2021 Telehealth Services Plans

August 25, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finally came out with its plans to expand telehealth coverage once the COVID-19 pandemic is over. The 2021 Physician Fee Schedule, which was released earlier this month, highlighted several new opportunities for … Continue reading

FCC Runs Out of COVID-19 Telehealth Program Funding. What Now?

July 14, 2020

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced on July 8 that it had approved what was left of its $200 million COVID-19 Telehealth Program. With last week’s 25 funding applications, the FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program total of approved applications increased to … Continue reading

Why Telemedicine is the Perfect Solution for ACOs

March 31, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic continues to put stress on healthcare providers wanting to safely connect with their patients when in-person visits aren’t required. One particular group of healthcare providers that have suffered are ACOs. Fortunately, telemedicine platforms such as Mend are … Continue reading

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