The American Medical Association is urging telemedicine training to be part of medical school curricula, an announcement it made days after releasing new telemedicine guidance on physician responsibilities.
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MedPAC concerned increased telehealth reimbursement could lead to unnecessary consults
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, an independent federal panel, recently addressed the question of whether expanded payments to doctors would spur adoption of telemedicine.
Patients increasingly open to video doctor visits
Patient acceptance of telehealth services is growing, with 64 percent of patients recently surveyed by Harris Poll on behalf of telehealth company American Well saying they are willing to consider a video chat with their doctor instead of an in-person visit.
Telemedicine market to nearly double over next 5 years
The market will see growth at 18.88 percent CAGR, from 2014 to 2019, according to ReportsnReports.com.
New payment models an impetus for telehealth growth
As the focus for healthcare payment models shifts to incentivize patient outcomes and reward provider accountability, care delivered virtually and via telehealth technology will grow in prominence, according to Nina Antoniotti, director of telehealth business at the Marshfield (Wisconsin) Clinic.
7 Different Federal Definitions of TeleHealth
Federal efforts to define and advance telehealth are certainly a work in progress as nationwide and state-based laws are developed. A new study in Telemedicine and e-Health explores seven unique definitions of telehealth in current use across the U.S. government.