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Telehealth and Health Plans

Providers Must Negotiate Telehealth Reimbursement With Payers

April 25, 2017 - Healthcare providers looking to launch a new telemedicine or mHealth program may find an unexpected ally in commercial health plans. While only 31 states and the District of Colombia mandate that private payers cover telehealth visits as they reimburse for in-person visits, health plans will negotiate policies with providers that include coverage for digital health services if they can be...


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Payers, Providers Seek Common Ground on New Telehealth Services

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers are finding that telehealth reimbursement goes well beyond finding the right CPT code. With each state and even the federal government offering different and sometimes conflicting definitions for telemedicine and telehealth,...

Big Business Survey Suggests mHealth is Motivating Employees

by Eric Wicklund

Large employers may be solving the mHealth engagement puzzle with health plans that include wearables. A two-year study of 14 large employers, covering some 240,000 employees, saw “no measurable decline in engagement for more than nine...

Survey Finds Strong Support for Telehealth from Mothers

by Eric Wicklund

The best way to increase telehealth adoption is to get Mom’s approval. A survey of more than 500 mothers by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia and telehealth provider LiveHealth Online finds that every one of them wants round-the-clock access...

Big Business is Bullish on Telehealth

by Eric Wicklund

Almost every big business in the United States will make telehealth available to its employees within four years, according to a national survey. Whether those employees take advantage of that service is another matter. The much-anticipated Large...

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