telehealth

By Jonah Comstock April 26, 2016
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services released its 1,425-page Managed Care Final Rule, a long-awaited update to CMS bylaws which, according to CMS, “aligns key rules with those of other health insurance coverage programs, modernizes how states purchase managed care for beneficiaries, and strengthens the consumer experience and key consumer protections.” In part, the rule opens the door...
By Aditi Pai April 13, 2016
Cleveland Clinic providers will now offer online and mobile video visits to CVS Minute Clinic customers in Ohio. The partnership is powered by American Well’s video visits offering. American Well previously partnered with CVS and Cleveland Clinic in separate deals. “Our longterm view of telehealth is that it’s not only a new, welcome service that we can offer our existing patients, but it’s a way...
By Aditi Pai April 11, 2016
Telehealth company Teladoc announced that the company completed 240,000 telemedicine visits during the first quarter of the year, up 61 percent from 149,000 visits during the same period last year. Teladoc announced in its recent 2015 earnings call that, in total, physicians performed more than 575,000 visits with customers last year. Teladoc ended 2015 with $77.4 million in revenue, up 78...
By Jonah Comstock February 24, 2016
WebMD may soon begin to offer healthcare price transparency tools to users, and is even looking at becoming involved in telehealth, CEO David Schlanger said on a recent earnings call. Schlanger also talked about traffic and search trends, Medscape Consult, and the company’s video content strategy. WebMD revenues hit $192.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, up from $162.7 million in Q4 2014,...
By Brian Dolan February 19, 2016
  As part of our coverage of the big HIMSS16 event in Las Vegas later this month, MobiHealthNews caught up with half a dozen Boston-area digital health types to discuss a handful of topics we thought might bubble up at the big show -- or at least topics we think should. In the video above MobiHealthNews discuss the current state of telehealth with American Well's Roy Schoenberg MD, Twine...
By Jonah Comstock January 28, 2016
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services came out with a final rule yesterday that would require face-to-face visits prior to home health services for Medicaid patients, a rule that already exists for Medicare patients. But, as Politico spotted, the rule also includes a parenthetical allowing those "face-to-face" visits to be conducted via telehealth. Exactly what constitutes telehealth isn...
By Jonah Comstock January 19, 2016
According to a just-published 2014 survey of 1,557 US physicians, there’s a big disconnect between support for telehealth and actual use of telehealth technologies. While 78 percent of respondents believed that telehealth improved access to care, only 15 percent actually reported using telehealth services in the past 12 months. The American Academy of Family Physicians published the results of...
By Aditi Pai January 7, 2016
UK-based video visits company Push Doctor has raised $8.2 million in a round led by Oxford Capital Partners and Draper Esprit with participation from Partech Ventures. This brings the company’s total funding to $9.4 million. Push Doctor CEO Eren Ozagir told MobiHealthNews in an email that the company will use the funds to scale and improve its offering. “We intend to better connect ourselves into...
By Aditi Pai December 15, 2015
Austin, Texas-based Chiron Health has raised $2.3 million from Capital Factory, Floodgate, and Martin Ventures for a telemedicine offering that helps providers connect with their existing patients. “We believe that telemedicine should be used as a tool to strengthen the physician-patient relationship,” Chiron Health CEO and cofounder Andrew O’Hara said in a statement. “While on-demand...
By Jonah Comstock December 14, 2015
All but eight states introduced at least one bill related to telemedicine to their state legislature in 2015, according to a new report from the National Conference of State Legislatures. State lawmakers floated a total of 200 bills across the country.   The report is meant to explore the benefits and risks of telehealth for state legislatures, as well as to provide an overview of the status of...

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