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Help Us Pass the HSA Improvement Act

As you may know, there have been questions relating to the impact that telemedicine may have with regard to Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). Specifically for us, the issue is whether our zero-dollar co-pay affects the eligibility for an employee who is enrolled in their employer’s HDHP to participate in a HSA.

Critical legislation (H.R. 5138) has been introduced to clarify many of these questions and remove some of the restrictions that greatly affect how we can serve our clients. (You can read more information about the Act below.)
We need your help to get it passed!
The process is very simple and will […]

May 16th, 2018|Telehealth & Industry News|

Telehealth Use On Rise For Behavioral Health

This article was published on May 9, 2018 on Healthcare IT News, written by Jeff Lagasse. Photo Credit Teladoc

The lack of telemedicine’s accessibility can negatively affect patient engagement and follow-through in care, according to new research.

Telemedicine technology has been improving steadily over the past several years, and as the tech gets better, so does its reputation.

Much of telemedicine’s appeal lies in accessibility. The lack of access to care through telemedicine negatively affects patient engagement and follow-through, according to new research from telehealth provider Teladoc. Treating mental health, in particular, becomes easier, less costly and less stigmatized when behavioral health treatment can take […]

May 11th, 2018|Telehealth & Industry News|

Regulators Can’t Seem To Tamp Down Telemedicine, And That’s A Big Sign Of Change

This article was published on April 16, 2018 on Forbes, written by Leah Binder. Photo Source: Shutterstock, Forbes.com article

In most industries, if consumers like a new innovation in the market, no matter how disruptive, it can survive attacks from competitors. Traditionally in health care the opposite is true: disruption dooms an innovation to failure. Competitors will bury it under a mountain of regulatory barriers. That’s because the patient isn’t the prime consumer in health care, payors like Medicare and health plans are. They in turn focus on the views of health care providers, who keep them in business and wield […]

April 20th, 2018|Telehealth & Industry News|

3 reasons to offer telehealth benefits

This article was published on March 27, 2018 on Employee Benefit News, written by Sally Poblete.

If you’re an employer looking to buy insurance for your employees, chances are you’ve heard about telehealth. But what is telehealth all about? Telehealth is a way for healthcare providers to deliver services through telecommunications services that enable patients to get the advice of a specialist remotely. It’s a great opportunity for employers to increase the availability of healthcare services, reduce costs and boost organizational productivity while also making employees happy simultaneously.
Here are three reasons why telehealth may benefit your employees — and your […]

April 1st, 2018|Telehealth & Industry News|

82% of consumers do not use telehealth, survey says

Despite the hype around telemedicine, new research shows a relatively small percentage of consumers are making use of the technology.

The finding comes from a report sponsored by Avizia, a telehealth provider based in Reston, Virginia.

It includes information from two separate surveys, both of which were conducted in March. One has responses from consumers, while the other takes the pulse of healthcare professionals. Modern Healthcare commissioned Signet Research to conduct both assessments.

The consumer survey contains responses from 403 individuals 18 or older living in the United States. The other survey was sent to healthcare professionals who subscribe to Modern Healthcare. The […]

February 28th, 2018|Telehealth & Industry News|