Telehealth: Helping Patients Access Care When and Where They Need It features six ACHP member plans’ telehealth programs that better manage patients’ health and provide more convenient care, as well as policy recommendations for spreading telehealth innovations to the benefit of patients. The executive summary can be found here.
The following ACHP plans contributed:
- Geisinger Health Plan
- Kaiser Permanente
- Presbyterian Health Plan
- Priority Health
- UPMC Health Plan
On Nov. 10, 2015, ACHP held a webinar with two plans featured in the brief and a session that explored the current telehealth policy landscape. Topics included:
- Priority Health’s MedNow platform that saves an average of almost $50 per direct-to-consumer visit compared to in-person care
- Kaiser Permanente’s use of video visits and email correspondence that allows physicians to spend 40 percent of their time caring for patients in virtual settings
- Current Medicare statutory and regulatory requirements that prevent emerging telehealth innovations from spreading, with expert analysis from Epstein Becker Green.