Diabetes is a disease with no cure and requires continuous monitoring. People with diabetes are required to check their glucose levels, administer insulin, and assess their symptoms on a daily basis. The Pittsburg Post Gazette reports on how Telehealth has enhanced care for people with diabetes.
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As telehealth has become increasingly popular many patients are questioning how this may affect their insurance. Insurance in general can be very confusing and with the constant changes caused by covid it has become even more difficult to understand.
The American Medical Association conducted a study of the sources of physician satisfaction and dissatisfaction. One of the main findings was that “physicians spend nearly two hours on EHR/desk work for every hour of direct face time with patients.” EHR should be making physicians' lives easier not harder.
Healthcare lawyer Andrew Selesnick talks with HealthcareITNews to discuss how providers should prepare for changes in telehealth reimbursements. In early October, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid announced that they would be adding 11 virtual services to its reimbursement list during the COVID-19 pandemic. This update was in addition to a previously published list of services that could be reimbursed by insurance.
The shift from in person health visits to virtual care happened rapidly come the coronavirus shutdown. With that quickness, many privacy regulations were lifted to make this transition easier for practices. This has created a cause for concern because it has made healthcare practices a target for cyber hacks.
It’s no secret that the coronavirus pandemic has caused many industries to shift to new ways of conducting business. Telehealth has opened doors for doctors and patients to connect from the comfort of their homes, during this time certain restrictions were waived in regards to the provision of telemedicine. It has become evident that Telehealth is here to stay and with the pandemic nearing a vaccine, more restrictions and policies may be put into place regarding telemedicine.