Why I Became a Telemedicine Entrepreneur and Why You Should Too!

Post written by ATA Connector Irene Tien If you’re going to the American Telemedicine Association conference, you know that telemedicine is on the cutting edge of health care delivery. Seventy-seven percent of Americans have a smart phone. Most have a computer or tablet device. Three-quarters of Americans have access to high-speed internet at home. With… Read more »

10 Reasons Pediatrics has unique potential in telemedicine primary care

 Post Written by ATA18 Connector Amy Fan Among the rapidly growing number of telemedicine options available today, very few have curtailed its model to serve pediatric patients. There are many reasons for this: There are more adult patients Adults statistically have more illnesses and medications Adult medicine is more profitable in the current healthcare fee… Read more »

Can Telemedicine Help with the Opioid Abuse Crisis?

Post Written by ATA18 Connector Howard Reis   The numbers are staggering. Every day, in 2016, more than 115 Americans died after overdosing on opioids.*1  The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and… Read more »

Medicare’s New Remote Patient Monitoring Reimbursement: What Providers Need to Know

Post Written by ATA18 Connector Nathaniel Lacktman  The new year continues to offer big opportunities for telemedicine and digital health companies, and one of the most notable developments is CMS’ decision to reimburse providers for remote patient monitoring (RPM).  Effective January 1, 2018, the Medicare program will pay providers for RPM services billed under CPT code 99091. … Read more »