Telemedicine: Billing Complexity

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement developed a framework called the Triple Aim:  Improve the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction), improve the health of populations; and reduce the per capita cost of health care.  One very viable and increasingly popular way to achieve the Triple Aim is telemedicine.  When the Triple Aim is combined with … Continue reading Telemedicine: Billing Complexity

Stroke Care: Why telemedicine matters

Barbara and Richard loved retired life!  They had successfully raised four children in New Mexico.  Barbara raised violets, hiked regularly, and loved Shakespeare.  When Barbara and Richard decided to go to a Shakespeare festival in Utah, they didn't realize that the lack of access to a stroke neurologist would cost Barbara her life.  Because Barbara … Continue reading Stroke Care: Why telemedicine matters

Telemedicine Legal Resources: Licensure, Credentialing, and Privileging

Perhaps the most complex issues associated with telehealth are the legal issues. A thorough understanding of the legal and regulatory issues associated with telehealth is critical to successful deployment.  One legal expert in the field is Nathaniel Lacktman.  He publishes frequently and has recently provided a recap of telehealth policy issues.  Another legal expert is Alexis Gilroy. … Continue reading Telemedicine Legal Resources: Licensure, Credentialing, and Privileging