Many patients in this economy may have a tablet computer or a smartphone, but not an automobile.
The AAFP offered recommendations to help ensure that practices receive the support they need and patients have the benefit of longitudinal care from a primary care physician.
It signals a newly energized willingness on the part of policymakers to work to expand use of telehealth services for Medicare beneficiaries.
Telehealth and mHealth technology have propelled the nurse from a note-taker and hand-holder to a controller and dispenser of information. And they’re using those skill to improve care management and coordination.
By gathering 35 different telehealth and mHealth services into one connected care platform, Intermountain Healthcare aims to make care coordination and management a community effort.
Effective January 1, 2018 that has changed because CMS has decided to largely eliminate the requirement to use the GT modifier on telehealth claims.