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How Value-based Care Is Changing Telehealth Payment Models

healthcare payment and reimbursement

“How are payers reimbursing for telehealth services?” “What is the strategy on billing for telehealth?” These are some common questions we hear from those starting or expanding their telehealth services.  There are a variety of telehealth payment models available to health providers; some involve reimbursement while others generate new revenue streams. Moreover, with the growing emphasis on value-based care these healthcare payment models are sure to be changing. So what kind of telehealth payment strategies will help keep your telehealth services alive?  

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What You Need to Know About HIPAA and Canada Health Information Privacy

Canada Health Information & HIPAA

What are the rules in Canada when it comes to patient privacy? Canada’s federal law, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), is comparable in many ways to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in the United States. However, there are several differences to keep in mind. We’ve summarized the key takeaways from this excellent post by Canadian data expert Waël Hassan.Continue Reading…

What Do Telemedicine, Blockbuster, and Netflix Have In Common?— Randy Parker, MDLIVE [TFSS Talks]

Randy Parker MDLIVE What does the failure of Blockbuster and the success of Netflix have to teach us about succeeding at telehealth?  With his 30 years of experience in the media industry and 10 years in the digital health industry, Randy Parker, founder and Chief Business Developer of the MDLIVE, prepares us to succeed at digital health by pointing out the parallels between the digitization of media and the digitization of healthcare.Continue Reading…

Challenges of Designing a Scalable Telehealth Platform — Dr. Erika Chuang, VSee [TFSS TALKS]

Erika Chuang VSee VP Are video visits fundamentally not scalable? Does your EMR really have to integrate with your telehealth platform? Can I get my existing equipment to work with a telehealth platform? Are telehealth platforms really the way to go? Dr. Erika Chuang, VSee VP of Product Management takes us through the fundamental challenges of designing a telehealth platform that is both simple to use and yet provides an integrated experience from the perspective of the designers and engineers in the trenches.Continue Reading…

Telehealth Lessons from a Statewide Deployment — Kristi Henderson, Seton Healthcare Family [TFSS Talks]

kristi_henderson_ummc-200pNinety percent of healthcare executives say they have or are starting telehealth programs. Twenty-nine states have policies mandating telehealth reimbursement. Thirty-five percent of employers now offer telehealth. As many as 70% of physician, ER, urgent care visits are estimated to be manageable by phone or video. Surveys show over and over again that patients value convenience foremost. Everyone is rushing to deploy telemedicine without really knowing what telemedicine is or what it takes to have a successful telemedicine program.  Looking back on her many experiences and mistakes as a successful telemedicine pioneer and health care innovator, Kristi Henderson offers 5 principles for starting a telemedicine program:Continue Reading…

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