13% of Americans live in county with shortage of primary care physicians

This article was published on September 11, 2018 on Beckers Hospital Review written by Megan Knowles.

Forty-four million people, or 13 percent of Americans, live in a county with a primary care physician shortage, defined as less than one primary care physician per 2,000 people, according to a report from UnitedHealth Group.

UnitedHealth Group, one of the largest U.S. insurers, analyzed gaps in primary care access, primary care demand and the value of advanced practice clinicians, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Five other report findings:

1. Americans in rural areas are nearly five times as likely to live in a county with a […]

September 12th, 2018|Telehealth & Industry News|

Schools Add Value with High Telehealth Utilization Rates

School districts experience one of the highest utilization rates of any other industry that we serve at 74.09%. This high utilization rate drives value for schools while keeping teachers healthy and in the classroom.

School districts across the country all struggle with the same challenges…

Strict Budgets – this pretty much speaks for itself, schools simply do not have a lot of money to spend.

Lofty Plan Expectations – teachers have become accustomed to very rich benefit packages.

Expensive, Hard to Find Substitute Teachers – this is arguably the largest issue that schools struggle with. When a teacher is gone, the school has to […]

September 5th, 2018|CADR+ Programs, CADR+ Updates|

HSAs Are on the Rise, Here’s What It Means for Telemedicine

According to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more and more Americans are choosing alternatives to traditional health insurance plans, including high-deductible health plans with HSAs.

In the past 10 years, enrollment in high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) with a health savings account (HSA) increased among adults aged 18–64 with employment-based coverage, from 4.2% to 18.9%, while enrollment in traditional plans decreased. 21% of employees aged 30 to 44 enrolled in a HDHP with a HSA, making it a competitive benefit option to help attract and retain key talent.

It’s easy to understand why employers and their workforce are […]

August 30th, 2018|CADR+ Programs, CADR+ Updates|

Is Telemedicine the Future of 21st Century Medicine?

This article was published on June 24, 2018 on HealthCare Recruiters International written by Tim Flanagan.

Healthcare technology has a direct impact on both the length and overall quality of human life, which is why so many are focused on predicting and developing the prevailing trends, technologies and practices of tomorrow. Telemedicine, which Medical Daily defines as “the union between technology and health, is believed by many to be the future of healthcare in the United States and the world.”
If you aren’t familiar with telemedicine, as it is a relatively new concept, a healthcare provider offers the following definition:
Telemedicine is the […]

August 23rd, 2018|Telehealth & Industry News|

August Webinar: Telemedicine and Teachers = A+ Combo!

Call A Doctor Plus announces its next webinar geared toward Third Party Administrators who partner with school clients. The webinar being held on Tuesday, August 28th at 3pm EST will discuss the value that a successful Telehealth program can deliver to school systems and their teachers, administration and staff.

Webinar Title: Telemedicine and Teachers = A+ Combo!

Description:  As schools across the country struggle to provide the level of care that teachers and school employees have come to expect over the years, one of their biggest challenges is finding ways to do so without shifting costs to their teachers and staff. Telemedicine […]

August 20th, 2018|CADR+ Updates|