American Well Blog

How Health Systems Can Address Consumerism Trends with Telehealth

As goes everything else, healthcare is increasingly being impacted by trends in consumerism as patients seek to make the best decisions for cost and quality. Health systems are in turn being impacted by this great consumer drive to have the best care. The World Health Organization has identified three main goals for health systems: improve […]

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Telehealth Helps Veterans Gain Access to Care

Our U.S. service members have been engaged in more than a decade of combat activity in Iraq and Afghanistan. These missions require bravery in the face of danger, the outcomes of which often have a long-lasting impact on the lives of these men and women.

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Moving Towards a Value-Based Care System Under MACRA: How Telehealth Can Help

The transition from fee-for-service to fee-for-value continued this year with the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, known as MACRA, a new pay-for-performance program driving large-scale changes to the current Medicare reimbursement schedule for providers. Yet, health systems are still trying to assess what this new payment system means for their operations […]

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HEART Act Targets Medicare Limits on Telehealth

Addressing the barriers facing telehealth, despite its low cost and high efficacy. A bill introduced last month in the House of Representatives seeks to improve access to telehealth services in the rural United States and takes square aim at expanding remote patient monitoring (RPM) related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure.

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CBO Score Allows CHRONIC Care Act to Pass Hurdle

Will Expand Medicate Telehealth Coverage A bipartisan group of US Senators recently reintroduced the Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (or CHRONIC, for short) Care Act of 2017 (first introduced in 2016), intended to improve healthcare outcomes for Medicare recipients living with chronic conditions. To facilitate these improved outcomes, the bill included […]

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