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8 reasons you’re overpaying for healthcare

This article was published on June 24, 2018 on USA Today written by Maurie Backman, The Motley Fool. Photo Source: USA Today.
Unless you enjoy throwing money away, you’ll want to avoid these at all costs.
No matter your stage of life, there’s a good chance healthcare constitutes one of your most significant expenses. And if you’re struggling to keep up with it, you’re not alone. Medical debt is actually the No. 1 source of personal bankruptcy filings in the country, and even folks with decent insurance often find themselves in way over their heads.

But while certain medical costs are indeed unavoidable, […]

June 27th, 2018|Telehealth & Industry News|

5 steps to improving employees’ mental health

This article was published on June 25, 2018 on Employee Benefit Adviser written by Harrison Newman. Photo Source: Employee Benefit Adviser.

Technology has transformed the way many of us work, but it also has almost completely eliminated our ability to unplug, de-stress and take care of our mental health. Many employees make themselves available 24/7, checking email before they go to sleep and as soon as they wake up. This “always on” mentality is costing everyone — businesses spend $300 billion each year on absenteeism, diminished productivity, employee turnover and insurance fees due to workplace stress.

Stress and mental health are increasingly […]

June 25th, 2018|Telehealth & Industry News|

Call A Doctor Plus Is Proof That Not All Telemedicine Is Alike

It seems as though Telemedicine is everywhere these days. In fact, in the last 5 years the number of patients using telemedicine has gone from 350,000 to nearly 7 million. And, experts expect this market to continue to grow by more than 14% by 2020.

More and more, Telemedicine and Telehealth programs are being included in insured plans from major carriers and self-funded health plans from ASOs and TPAs. So, if you are offering telemedicine or telehealth to your clients, chances are you’ll hear “I already have Telemedicine” on more than one occasion. But, don’t let the conversation end there. We […]

June 25th, 2018|CADR+ Updates, Telehealth Resources|

2 in 3 Americans are stressed about the cost of health insurance

This article was published on May 31, 2018 on Becker’s Hospital Review written by Emily Rappleye.

Americans are stressed about health: the future health of themselves and their loved ones, the cost of health insurance, and looming changes to health policy, according to a survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of the American Psychological Association.

The poll includes responses from more than 3,400 respondents over age 18. “Given the uncertain fate of our nation’s healthcare system, it is not surprising that the majority of those adults surveyed expressed concerns about access to healthcare and costs,” APA CEO Arthur Evans Jr., […]

June 20th, 2018|Telehealth & Industry News|

Telepharmacy Technology Advances 24/7 Access to Prescription Medicines

This article was published on May 3, 2018 on URAC.org written by URAC Staff. Photo source: URAC.

Nearly 25 percent of American hospitals lack an overnight pharmacist, says Christopher A. Keeys, PharmD, BCPS, RPh, president, Clinical Pharmacy Associates and CEO of MedNovations, Inc. “It’s a scary proposition,” he told attendees of the Telemed Leadership Forum 2018 in Washington, D.C.

Fortunately, telepharmacy is emerging as a powerful tool to help bridge that gap, even as it can also help to reduce prescription filling errors, Keeys said.

However, telepharmacy must be understood to be maximized, he said. “The intersection between tele-pharmacy and medication reconciliation requires […]

June 18th, 2018|Telehealth & Industry News|