Tag: telehealth

Lawsuit filed against UnitedHealth for underpayment of telehealth services

Editor's Note A female patient in Chicago, Illinois, filed a lawsuit on July 7 against the multinational UnitedHealth Group for alleged underpayment of telehealth services, Becker’s Payer Issues July 8 reports. The lawsuit claims that the woman’s insurance plan covers telehealth services, including pay benefits for-out-network services. After receiving out-of-network…

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By: Lauren McCaffrey
July 12, 2022
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HHS issues new HIPPA guidance for audio-only telehealth services

Editor's Note On June 13, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued new guidance for HIPPA-covered healthcare providers and health plans to comply with privacy, security, and breach notification requirements when using remote communication technologies to provide “audio-only” telehealth services, the American Hospital…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
June 14, 2022
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Effect of COVID-19 disruptions to in-person care after TKA

Editor's Note This study from the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City, finds that halting in-person office visits and physical therapy (PT) after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) because of COVID-19 did not affect complication rates or outcomes. A total of 624 study patients who had a TKA between January…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 2, 2022
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Criteria executives consider when investing in digital health

Editor's Note Some hospitals and health systems are scaling up their telehealth initiatives and have established venture funds to invest in digital health innovations. Four health system executives with venture funds spoke to Becker’s Hospital Review May 24 about what “criteria they look for” and/or consider before investing in digital…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
May 24, 2022
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Survey: 75% of healthcare leaders dissatisfied with their digital health plans

Editor's Note In a survey of 100 health system executives conducted by Sage Growth Partners in February 2022 and published in Panda Health’s Hospital Digital Health Technology Report: 2022, more than 90% of the health systems surveyed said “a strong digital health strategy is essential to improving clinical outcomes, boosting…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
April 28, 2022
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