Role of telehealth in serving the aging population

The population of the U.S. is aging. Today, there are more than 46 million adults aged 65 and over – which makes up roughly 14% of our population.1 This number is expected to keep growing rapidly and reach 22% by the year 2050. This is a significant increase from the 1950s when only 8% the of the population was 65 and over.1 In this decade, the last of the baby boomers will reach the age of 65, and it is projected that by 2030 1 in 5 people in the U.S. will be 65 and over.2

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Asynchronous Consultations available through Vivabot

During the COVID-19 public health emergency different modes of telehealth have become rapidly adopted and utilized to provide adequate care to the millions of patients across the country. For many, the first thought when the word telehealth is mentioned is a live video interaction between the provider and the patient. However, telehealth understands many different technologies and tools that can help deliver care

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ATA Comments on CMS 2022 PFS Proposed Rule

On September 1st, 2021, American Telemedicine Association (ATA) has submitted and shared their response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid 2022 Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule. In the submission, they provided valuable comments to some of the key items including the in-person requirement for certain telemental health services, allowing additional providers to provide telehealth services to eligible patients, appropriate technologies that can be used to access and provide telehealth services, an extension of Category 3 services, and remote physiological and therapeutic monitoring.

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