Telehealth and HME: New Opportunities & New Realities
Telehealth has been spreading like wildfire throughout U.S. healthcare thanks to the efficiencies and cost savings it confers, as well as the additional reimbursement from telehealth. However, telehealth is now becoming an imperative, particularly in post-acute health, due to COVID-19.
Before, telehealth’s core value proposition was that it offered to take care and responsiveness to both patients and referral partners to new levels while drastically reducing costs. Now, overnight, telehealth has become a COVID-19 reality and requirement for HME providers that need to keep working with patients and referral partners, while practicing safe distancing and infection control procedures. This is why the large HME providers began rapidly integrating telehealth into their COVID-19 responses.
But many HME providers have a lot of questions about telehealth that need rapid answers: What are the expectations of their referral partners? What’s the funding for telehealth? How do they smoothly implement it with patients? What are the regulatory requirements when it comes to Medicare and telehealth? What are the technology requirements? How quickly can it be rolled out? How do they get staff onboard? This webinar will address those questions — and much more.
Some of the insights you’ll learn from this webinar:
- What telehealth is and how it is used
- The core benefits of telehealth, including reimbursement
- How providers can implement telehealth with an eye on patient and referral satisfaction
- How does telehealth integrate with remote patient monitoring
- Why telehealth is a *must* during COVID-19
- Why telehealth will remain a requirement after the COVID-19 pandemic
Duration: 1 hour
About Our Speaker:
Debbie Fisher, RN, MHA, Chief Operating Officer for NavCare, has more than 30 years’ experience in the healthcare field and more than 15 years serving in senior-level management positions in-home health and chronic care management roles. Her clinical experience includes management and oversight in home health and chronic care management, as well as in all aspects of home care and hospice, including operational, financial, sales, and quality.