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AHA/​ASA Telestroke Guidelines: Key Takeaways for Your Program

Broadcast Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 In November 2016, the American Heart/Stroke Association published Telemedicine Quality and Outcomes in Stroke, a comprehensive set of telestroke guidelines created by a panel of the nation’s leading telestroke pioneers and thought leaders. These telestroke guidelines are likely to be incorporated into existing accreditation/certification standards for stroke centers. REACH Health has recruited some

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Telemedicine Best Practices: How to Effectively Engage Patients in a Remote Setting

Recorded Webinar on Telemedicine Patient Engagement Broadcast Date: December 13, 2016 View Recording   The success of a telemedicine program is rooted in the efficacy of each remote consultation yet engaging patients via telemedicine poses many challenges compared to in-person consultations.   Join us for a discussion with a panel of expert telemedicine practitioners will explore their recommended techniques for effective

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Advanced Alternative Payment Models: Implications for Telemedicine

  View Recording   The recent emergence of advanced alternative payment models (APMs) such as Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) has created a great deal of uncertainty regarding the future of reimbursement. Reimbursement is evolving rapidly, especially with Medicare’s goal of having 50% of Medicare payments paid through APMs by 2018. One prevalent expectation is a significant

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Wake-​Up Stroke: A New Treatment Protocol

Learn about the St. Dominic wake up stroke protocol. View Recording The need for a standardized wake up stroke protocol Wake-up stroke (WUS) occurs when patients present with stroke symptoms upon awakening. WUS accounts for approximately 25% of acute ischemic strokes and exhibits a key defining and complicating feature: unknown onset time. Due to this unknown onset time, WUS patients are often excluded from consideration of aggressive

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Mental Health Hybrid Care – Combining In-​Person Consults with Telepsychiatry to Achieve a New Standard of Practice

  View Recording A Hybrid Model of Telemental Health and In-Person Visits A variety of factors are driving a new, hybrid model of behavioral health. The demonstrated effectiveness of telemental health, the location and shortage of behavioral health clinicians, patient demographic factors, and economics are combining to create a new standard of practice. This is particularly the case in integrated primary care models of treatment

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Hemorrhagic Stroke: Considerations for Treatment via Telemedicine

Broadcast Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016 View Recording   Hemorrhagic strokes account for just 13 percent of all strokes, but they are responsible for about 40 percent of all stroke deaths.  While the use of telemedicine for the treatment of patients with AIS is increasingly common today, due to the unique challenges and risks of hemorrhagic stroke treatment, telemedicine is still rarely used.  Can these patients receive initial

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2016 Telemedicine Survey Results, Analysis and Expert Insights

Broadcast Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 View Recording This on-demand webinar offers insights from the 2016 Telemedicine Industry Benchmark Survey report’s co-author and two experts in Healthcare law and regulatory issues. The panel reviewed important takeaways and key findings from the 2016 telemedicine survey and discussed current telemedicine trends identified in the survey. Attendees were primarily approaching telemedicine with a

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Improving the Continuum of Stroke Care – A Practical Model for Post-​Acute Treatment

Broadcast Date: April 12, 2016 View Recording A 2010 study found that two-thirds of acute stroke patients are readmitted within one year. A more recent study in 2015 determined that 65% of acute stroke patients under age 65 are discharged without post-acute services. Today, stroke is the most costly condition in CMS for post-acute management yet no stroke performance indicators exist for the processes of care after hospital discharge.

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Telehealth Revenue and Reimbursement Opportunities

View Recording Broadcast Date: December 15, 2015 As one of the fastest growing sectors of health care, there is no denying the opportunities presented by telehealth. Providers continue to familiarize themselves with compliance issues such as multi-state licensing, scope of practice, revenue models, and reimbursement. Providers seeking to maximize their telehealth ROI should look beyond traditional Medicare FFS reimbursements and create

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Acute Ischemic Stroke and tPA – Understanding and Mitigating the Legal Liabilities

View Recording Broadcast Date: November 5, 2015 Acute Ischemic Stroke (AIS) is estimated to account for 75 – 85% of 750,000 strokes in the U.S. each year. Fewer than 10% of AIS patients are treated with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). For many physicians, the perceived risks outweigh the potential benefits. Emergency physicians are sharply divided on the issue of whether or not tPA is an appropriate treatment for AIS. Not

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