KIPL Power Hour: Telehealth (Part 2 – 3/19/2021)

Due to COVID-19, telehealth is now a necessity, rather than a complementary service, to operate business across the healthcare spectrum. The CARES Act passed by Congress in March 2020 in response to COVID-19 included key provisions to eliminate geographical restrictions for telehealth use in Medicare Advantage plans and ultimately expand access to telehealth and other connected technology services. Additionally, in a response to promote telehealth services, many health plans waived cost-share requirements for their members, while expanding paid telehealth services to providers. With these shifts, telehealth companies were catapulted into the healthcare spotlight, and telemedicine has become big business.

Featured Power Hour Guests:

Steve North, MD – Vice President of Medical Operations and NC State Medical Director, Eleanor Health

Ken Dunham, MD – Psychiatrist, Kairos Medical Consulting; CMO Behavioral Health, Carolina Complete Health

Kathy Wibberly, PhD – Director, Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center

Matt Lastrina – Director of Telehealth, Carolina Complete Health

 

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