Tele-Medicine Valuation and Reimbursement

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By Health Capital Consultants, LLC
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The second installment in this five-part Health Capital Topics series on the valuation of telemedicine will focus on the reimbursement environment for telemedicine.
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Telemedicine is reimbursed based on the services provided through this medium and includes many restrictions on where, how, and by whom services can be conducted. The first installment in this series introduced telemedicine and its increasing importance to, and popularity among, providers and patients. It also discussed the current and future challenges related to telemedicine, many of which hinge upon reimbursement restrictions and regulations. (Read more…)
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  1. 77% of Employers Think Virtual Visits Will Decrease Healthcare Costs

    Willis Towers Watson recently released survey results from their ‘2020 Health Care Delivery Survey.’ Here are some key findings from the report:

    • 66% of employers cover tele-behavioral health services through their insurance carriers.
    • A majority of employers offer telephone (76%) and video-based virtual care visits (72%).
    • 3 in 4 employers (77%) think virtual visits will decrease the cost of healthcare.
    • 52% of employers think telemedicine will be an important priority post-pandemic.

    Source: Willis Towers Watson, October 16, 2020

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  2. Telemedicine Valuation UPDATE
    https://www.healthcapital.com/hcc/newsletter/11_20/HTML/TELE/convert_telemedicine_regulatory_11.21.20.php
    Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA

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  3. Tele – Medicine is here to stay

    As more baby boomers continue to age, the younger generations love to connect virtually. Especially for smaller or more common health problems that can be resolved easily.

    The Covid pandemic has accelerated adoption in most countries out of necessity. But, the bi-product of more efficiency and lower costs in certain scenarios have providers taking a hard look at this delivery model.

    The real question is which companies and healthcare professionals can work through the regulatory headaches needed to deliver quality outcomes virtually. It seems to also expand hours of service and also expands the reach of any physician in being able to connect anywhere you have reliable internet.

    Take a look at the statistics of ‘Teladoc’ stock over the past year, especially around last February or March through today. The markets are speaking for themselves on where they see tele medicine going in the not so distant future!

    JOE

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  4. Carbon Foot Print

    Scientists discovered that— by turning off your camera during a video conference or telehealth visit— can help cut water, land, and carbon emission impact.

    A recent study conducted by Purdue University revealed that 12 liters of water are used and a range of 150 to 1000 grams of carbon dioxide are emitted every 60 minutes of streaming or video.

    Ivan

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