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Long-Term Care to Benefit from Telehealth Expansion

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Long-Term Care (LTC), specifically Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF), have a far way to go to catch up with the rest of the medical community when it comes to the use of telehealth in the application of patient-centric and efficient models of care. But recent Medicare and several state Medicaid expansions

Kentucky Expands Telehealth Coverage and Payments With New Law

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On April 26, 2018, Governor Matt Bevin (R), of Kentucky signed Senate Bill 112 (SB112).  The bill, which expands Telehealth coverage and payments, has been in the works for a significant time.  One of the primary sponsors was Senator Ralph Alvarado (R).  Dr. Alvarado, is a physician that has

Chronic Care Management for Behavioral Health

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Chronic Care Management (CCM) programs have been in place for several years, and have met with some success in certain types of markets. One market that has not been able to take advantage of CCM is the behavioral Health community. This is because Medicare’s program does not specifically reimburse non-physician

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The PHR – Portable Health Record

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The concept of the PHR, i.e. the “Personal Health Record” has been around for some time.  Most EHR platforms now provide a patient with access to a PHR via their patient portal, and now often on a web application.  This is a good step.  But we are proposing a new

Health Care Fraud and Inefficiencies

Health Care Fraud and Inefficiencies

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Scope and Causes of Health Care Fraud and Inefficiencies

Health Care fraud and inefficiencies are no secret.  The US Healthcare system is rife with examples of waste and fraud. These are perpetrated by consumers and providers, or often caused by our own government bureaucracies. In 2012 The Institute of Medicine