Industry Updates

January 15 is Around the Corner — Know Your Insurance Options Before Open Enrollment 22 Closes

Uninsured and looking for coverage? You’re in the right place! It's important to know your insurance options. While we don’t anticipate getting sick or hurt, nearly everyone needs medical care at some point, our kids particularly. And when that happens, you’ll want a health insurance plan that helps you avoid unexpected expenses by providing the […]

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The Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) Model

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) created a payment model purposed to increase the flexibility of emergency medical services in regards to treatment options of patients who call 911. Ambulance operators had to apply to be a part of the 5-year model, and in February the selected applicants list was released, and included […]

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Research Finds Telehealth Low in Outpatient Care, But High in Inpatient Care

Two surveys released this month by Definitive Healthcare show varying rates of adoption of telehealth between inpatient and outpatient settings. The inpatient survey showed that 85% of C-suite/IT Directors/VPs report use of telehealth technologies in 2019 compared to the 54% reported back in 2014.  A significant jump in utilization.  This adoption included both synchronous technologies like live […]

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A Doctor May be Coming to You Virtually in an Ambulance

The doctor may be coming to you in an ambulance through the Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport Program.

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Starting in 2020: Telehealth Medicare Codes for Opioid Use Treatment

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services(CMS) proposed three new billing codes that should go into effect on January 1, 2020 to help combat the opioid epidemic.  These codes will help improve access to opioid addiction treatment through telemedicine encounters.  While the proposed codes are still in their comment period, it is expected that they […]

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How Telemedicine Can Help Prevent Opioid Overdoses in Colorado

Medication Assisted Treatment - MAT will soon be available through telemedicine. While death rates from opioid overdoses, climb. This new method of treatment can help decrease the complication and death rate.

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Local Solutions to Local Problems: The Benefits of Telemedicine for Urgent Care Visits in Rural Colorado

The State of Colorado has been working hard to increase access to healthcare for every person regardless of race, socioeconomic status, age, and citizenship. One demographic that still needs focus is the residents of rural Colorado. There is work to be done so that healthcare equality is achieved with this group. Local Problems There are […]

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Increasing Telemedicine Utilization: Throw in the KITCHEN SINK

Telemedicine Availability Does Not Equal Telemedicine Utilization Telemedicine, also sometimes going by telehealth or virtual care, has now been around for quite some time.  Over the past few years it has become a popular buzzword in both the startup business world as well as the healthcare administration world.  Many seem to want a part of […]

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Research ShowsMillennials Use Telehealth and Walk-In Clinics More

Millennials do not have the connection to a primary care provider (PCP) like the older generations.  That may change as they get older but a new report from the Employee Benefit Research Institute is showing Millennials to be taking a different path that prior generations. Millennials tend to have higher satisfaction with their health coverage […]

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