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Best Practice Guidance for Interactive Videoconferencing With Patients

The APA and the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) released “Best Practices in Videoconferencing-Based Telemental Health,” a guide for mental health providers who want to begin using interactive videoconferencing to offer services to their patients.

Unmet Home Health Care Needs

Unmet home health care needs have been linked to poor health, increased use of other health services, admission to nursing homes and reduced emotional well-being.

Data from a Community Health Survey describes home care use and unmet home care needs by type (i.e., home health care [HHC] and support services) in community-dwelling adults. Among the population with home care needs, the degree to which needs were met, partially met or unmet is presented, as well as information about the barriers to obtaining home care services and the places services were sought.

CENSON® Care Trials Hospital at Home Care

More than 20 years ago, the first randomized controlled trial comparing acute care at home versus treatment in an acute care hospital found no major outcome differences for their conditions, with most patients and caregivers preferring home hospital care.

Did you drop this $50?

There is remote patient monitoring revenue just waiting for collection

Medical evidence and clinical guidelines published over the last decade have showcased the importance of 24-hour ambulatory remote patient monitoring as the reference standard, and self-measured blood pressure monitoring (SMBP) as an acceptable alternative for obtaining BPs to diagnose and treat hypertension.

Medicare: Remote monitoring services payment rates

Medicare: Remote monitoring services payment rates

 

Updated 50 State Telehealth Laws & Reimbursement Policies Report

Updates to CCHP’s “State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Policies” revealed that States continue to refine and expand their telehealth reimbursement policies though they are not treated across the board in the same manner as in-person delivered services.