Beyond traditional telemedicine!
Telehealth Solutions for Healthcare Organizations
CMS is proposing a significant reduction in the physician fee schedule for surgeons, anethesiologists and select other services. In addition, although CMS has maintained equal payments for in-person and virtual visits, we anticipate that payments for virtual visits will be reduced over time.
To reduce the financial impact from payment reductions, strategic decisions must be made about:
Organizational staffing models will likely be impacted in the long-term. Also, clear direction on who, when, and for how long physicians should engage in virtual health encounters versus in-person care. Afterall, we need someone onsite.
To optimize operations, we should clearly define:
What technology solutions are required for long-term sustainability? CMS relaxed regulations regulations related to security and privacy, making it easier to adopt telehealth services using applications such as Zoom and FaceTime, which do not enable HIPAA compliance. We expect these regulations to tighten back up soon resulting in a likely shift in service providers.
Considerations for choosing telehealth tools are:
To learn about how Intersect Healthcare Systems can help you design a thriving telehealth program, please email Dalia Haroune at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 847-737-1102. Dalia helps healthcare organizations enhance their patient reach and deliver high quality care through innovative, easy to adopt, telehealth solutions.