American Well CMO: We Haven’t Yet Reached Telehealth’s Tipping Point

Widespread use of telehealth throughout the U.S. health care system — and especially in home-based senior care — hasn’t yet reached its tipping point, American Well Chief Medical Officer Dr. Peter Antall told Home Health Care News. But new survey findings released Tuesday suggest it may be coming in the not-too-distant future. “Perhaps it’s both […]

Senior Helpers Telemedicine Pilot Helps Cut Costs, Reduce ER Trips

Telemedicine has the potential to more regularly and affordably connect older adults to their doctors, but several barriers still exist preventing its widespread adoption. Perhaps the biggest: seniors’ own embrace of technology. Home care agencies can help turn that tide — and Senior Helpers is showing the industry how. The Baltimore-based in-home care franchise powerhouse […]

When it Comes to Telehealth Reimbursement, ‘Just Start Billing’

The use of remote patient monitoring (RPM) is becoming more common with in-home care providers and has proven to be a value-add to many organizations. But questions related to receiving reimbursement for RPM devices and services through Medicare still exist. Broadly, the use of remote patient monitoring is gaining momentum across senior care even outside […]

Remote Monitoring Company Cracks Code to Providing At-Home Heart Rehab

While home-based cardiac programs could be the key to improving rehab participation and outcomes for heart attack survivors, reimbursement often stands in the way. However, one remote patient monitoring company has cracked the code to developing a successful model and getting it paid for — possibly creating a framework or partnership opportunities for home-based care […]

Lyft Gets Medicaid Certification in Quest to Address Social Determinants of Health

Medicaid beneficiaries in one state can now use Lyft (Nasdaq: LYFT) as a covered transportation option to get to and from medical appointments. The San Francisco-based ride-hailing company announced Wednesday that it has become a certified Medicaid provider in Arizona, where it aims to help address social determinants of health by reducing missed doctor’s visits […]

Home-Based Palliative Program Is Sentara’s Answer to Post-Acute Care Gaps

While palliative care is often considered a hospital-based extension of hospice, one health system is using it to fill the gaps in its home-based service offerings. Sentara Healthcare is partnering with Turn-Key Health to make it happen. The new advanced illness services program uses predictive analytics to identify and enroll patients with a higher risk […]