Tag: Skilled Nursing Facility

Congress Facing Pressure to Pass Telehealth Bill for Senior Care

Connected care advocates are pressuring Congress to pass the RUSH Act, which aims to increase telehealth and telemedicine services in senior care facilities. By Eric Wicklund November 19, 2018 – Connected care advocates are lobbying Congress to pass the Reducing Unnecessary Senior Hospitalizations (RUSH) Act of 2018, which aims to reduce rehospitalizations...

Adopting Telemedicine Increases Ability to Treat in Place and Lower Hospitalizations

By Mary Jo Gorman, MD, MBA ON September 14, 2018 An Increasing Number of Skilled Nursing Facilities are Catching the Telemedicine Wave Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) nationwide are experiencing increasing challenges. These include sicker patients, higher turnover in staff, narrowing of referral networks, increased regulatory oversight and pressure to...

After-Hours Telemedicine Helps Skilled Nursing Facilities Avoid Unnecessary Hospitalizations, AJMC® Study Finds

August 20, 2018 As skilled nursing facilities handle more complex care, the need arises for physician input before sending patients to the hospital. Study findings reported this month in The American Journal of Managed Care® show that using telemedicine for this purpose can lead to fewer hospitalizations and savings for Medicare....
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