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Telemedicine is Here to Stay

Apr 7, 2020 9:45:00 AM / by James Deck posted in Coronavirus, Telehealth, Telemedicine

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Amidst all the news about COVID-19 wreaking havoc on healthcare providers nationwide, I’ve been gratified to see good news in communities nationwide about alternative solutions to help medical providers and workers in this pandemic: Starbucks providing free coffee to healthcare workers and responders. The National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., donating 5,000 respirator masks, held in storage following a previous health scare over 10 years ago, to local hospitals. Whisky and beer producers, automakers and mass clothing producers re-vamping their operations to make needed supplies such as hand sanitizers, medical ventilators and surgical garments.

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COVID-19 Origin and Overview

Mar 21, 2020 8:30:00 AM / by Rajib Ghosh posted in Coronavirus, Telehealth, Telemedicine

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A novel coronavirus causing respiratory illness that first showed up in Wuhan, China in December of 2019 has now spread in 114 countries worldwide affecting 198,000 people so far and causing 7,900 deaths. In US all 50 states have now reported affected cases with large cluster of cases reported in Washington, California and New York states. More than 6,000 cases have now been reported from different states and more than 100 people of have already died.

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AMA quick guide to Telemedicine

Mar 19, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by James Deck posted in Coronavirus, Telehealth, Telemedicine

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The AMA created a quick guide to Telemedicine in light of the Coronavirus outbreak. Please click here to read more.

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Coronavirus Telehealth Codes. Get 'em while they last!

Mar 18, 2020 10:15:00 AM / by James Deck posted in revenuecycle, billing, Telehealth

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The following is from the folks over at NewportMed.com:

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Telehealth via FaceTime during the Coronavirus outbreak? Possibly.

Mar 18, 2020 8:30:00 AM / by James Deck posted in Telehealth

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The following is a message from Josh Klinge, the CEO Newportmed (www.newportmed.com):

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President Trump Expands Telehealth Benefits, but what does it mean?

Mar 18, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by James Deck posted in Coronavirus, billing, Telehealth

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Today, President Trump expanded Telehealth benefits. It appears that visits that can be conducted via Telehealth regardless of diagnosis and will be paid by CMS under the "Physician Fee Schedule" at the same amount as in-person services. Specifically, it says,

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