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COVID Changing the Face of Medicine

[vc_row][vc_column][rev_slider_vc alias="changing-medicine"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]As cities begin to open back up, some in stages, some very quickly, many small practice physicians are struggling with reduced patient volume that only may just be starting to increase. COVID has changed the face of medicine, most likely for many years to come. There was no doubt that telehealth was on the rise before COVID-19. But once it hit, there was little choice but to jump into...

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Telemedicine and Increased Antibiotics Prescriptions for Kids

[vc_row][vc_column][rev_slider_vc alias="increased-antibio"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]We have been reviewing telemedicine a lot lately. Telemedicine is still in its infancy, with many providers hesitant to jump in. One specialty, however, has been increasing their telehealth visits, and that is pediatrics. And while there have been numerous studies on the benefits of telemedicine for adults, there have been very few regarding the effects on children. A new study has found that children with cold symptoms seen...

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Telehealth Utilization by Patients on the Rise

[vc_row][vc_column][rev_slider_vc alias="telehealth-patients"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Stanford Children’s Health in Palo Alto, CA has grown their telehealth program exponentially over the last three years. Their goal is to be more patient-centered, making healthcare more convenient and accessible. From just 192 visits in 2017 to 1,500 already in the first few months of 2019, this practice has learned the value of providing telehealth in modern medicine. This is typically the exception to the rule. Even in...

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Additional Proposed CY2019 CMS Changes

[vc_row][vc_column][rev_slider_vc alias="additional-2019-changes"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We have talked a lot over the last month or so about the proposed changes to E&M Coding and reimbursement. There are additional proposed changes we want to make sure you are aware of as well. Advancing Virtual Care CMS is building a stronger focus on remote or virtual care. Proposed changes would add reimbursement to providers for “virtual check-ins.” This is an audio or video meeting between the provider and...

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