When the COVID-19 pandemic, one sector of postacute
care that got hit hard was complex rehab,
but there was a silver lining: CMS and other
payers relaxed the guidelines around telehealth
as a means to conduct patient evaluations.
One company that has been at the forefront of that
technology is TeleHealth Clinical Evals, and CEO Bill Paul
met with HMEB to discuss the importance of telehealth
for CRT, the technology and tools involved, the problems
they solve, and the benefits telehealth brings to patients
and providers alike. Paul’s company has been involved in
HME and CRT for many years and he developed workflow
and telehealth systems tailor-made for the needs of
today, as well as CRT providers’ and patients’ future
telehealth needs for remote care.
This Viewpoint will provide the answers to:
- What was the genesis of Telehealth Evals for CRT?
- How tough has the public health emergency been for CRT providers?
- Did you see an uptick in CRT providers starting to do the telehealth evals during the pandemic as a result?
- Are CRT providers going to see a continued impact from the public health emergency, and are they going to see a continued need for Telehealth Evals?
- Regardless of the public health emergency, should it be an ongoing business imperative to have these operational efficiencies in place?
- As CRT providers that developed this solution, what’s the origin story of ATLAS?
- How are CRT providers using it, and particularly on the telehealth side?
- For CRT specialists out there that are looking to implement these sorts of solutions, do you have any guidelines about how to get started?