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Sunday, October 02, 2022
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MedChi Resources

Telehealth Coding Guidelines                            Telehealth Liability


 

Apply for the CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) and the Maryland State Medical Society (MedChi) Grant Program

  • Provides independent physician practices with five or fewer members, a year of complimentary access to DrFirst’s Backline Telehealth platform
  • Equip additional Maryland physicians with the technology they need to provide needed virtual care during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond
  • Click here for more information regarding qualifications for the CareFirst Telehealth Grant 2022.
  • Click here for the CareFirst Telehealth Grant Application.   


AMA Telehealth Immersion Program; Newest guide to help physicians, practices, and health systems in optimizing and sustaining Telehealth at their organizations and builds on The Telehealth Initiative.

Learn about the program through:
  • Curated webinars 
  • Interactive peer-to-peer learning sessions
  • Virtual discussions and boot camp 
  • On-demand resources
  • Comprehensive curriculum and enhanced navigating the world of Telehealth alongside peers nationwide

The Telehealth Immersion Program, part of the AMA STEPS Forward™ Innovation Academy teaches:

  • Clinical best practices
  • Integration with other health care technologies
  • The impact of Telehealth related to elements of the quadruple aim 
  • How to successfully scale and sustain Telehealth in practice 
  • Virtual care expansion opportunities 
  • Barriers and challenges that exist in the digital medical world 

The Telehealth Immersion Program strives to:                             

  • Enhance care delivery, continuity, and experience 
  • Expand equitable patient access
  • Support improved clinical outcomes and values 

AMA Releases Four New BHI How-to Guides https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/public-health/strategic-behavioral-health-guides-patient-care

The AMA has released four new practice guides that equip physician practices and health systems with practical strategies for overcoming obstacles to accessible and equitable treatment for patients’ behavioral, mental, and physical health needs. These guides focus on four key areas of effective integrated care: practice workflow design, pharmacological treatment, substance use disorder, and suicide prevention. Additionally, the BHI Compendium, which serves as a tool to help provide a proven pathway for delivering integrated behavioral care, has also been enhanced with additional resources and practice case studies ensuring physician practices and health systems have the most recent, actionable information at their disposal.


 DrFirst creates unconventional solutions that shatter information silos and solve care collaboration, medication management, price transparency, and adherence challenges in healthcare.  


With iPrescribe, you can prescribe in a few simple taps from anywhere in the United States. 


 

FAQs For Telehealth  Frequently asked questions about the Board’s regulations regarding Telehealth.  The Board’s Telehealth Regulations are in the Code of Maryland Regulations (“COMAR”) at 10.32.05.  Please note, while these FAQs reflect recent legislative changes, the regulations do not.


Video Resources

  • Electronic Prescribing for Controlled Substances (EPCS) mandate - YouTube Video by Gene Ransom, MedChi CEO (November 29, 2020)
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has considered extensions or delays, but as of today the law will require for your Medicare and Medicaid patients CDS scripts that an electronic means to transfer the script be used. 
  • Remote Patient Monitoring - YouTube Video by Gene Ransom, MedChi CEO (October 17, 2020)
    Learn about the new Remote Patient Monitoring  (RPM) rules that went into effect January 1, 2020.  Every practice should consider embracing Remote Patient Care (Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM)) to maintain patient care, monitor therapeutic benefit, and identify problems before they become serious.
  • 3 ideas to Ensure Physician Practice Viability While Promoting Public Health - YouTube Video by Gene Ransom, MedChi CEO (September 28, 2020)
    Whether it is caused by mandated restrictions for elective procedures, patients avoiding or delaying routine care, or loss of health coverage due to high unemployment, physician practices, no matter the setting, have suffered economically during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Just like any other business, practices in both private and employed settings depend on volume for revenue, and the decreased volume throughout 2020 can be financially devastating.


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