Telehealth is a Viable Alternative for the Treatment and Assessment of Home Peritoneal Dialysis, Stroke and Chronic Care and as Such Should be Reimbursable by Medicare

  • Linda Donnelly George Washington University
Keywords: telehealth, chronic care, renal dialysis, stroke, reimbursement

Abstract

Telehealth has been shown as an effective method to improve access to care for rural patients who often travel long distances for their care. Medicare reimbursement however has been restricted to care provided through synchronous communication at a Medicare approved designated site. Proposed legislation that seeks to expand the use of this proven technology will offer respite to persons requiring chronic care, frequent home peritoneal dialysis as well as expedited assessment and treatment for those experiencing stroke sign and symptoms. In addition, to the improved quality of care, the cost saving associated with reduced readmissions for this population, makes it a viable option to be supported.

Author Biography

Linda Donnelly, George Washington University
Quality Assurance Coordinator, RN - student in Master's in Healthcare Quality Program

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Published
2017-03-02
How to Cite
Donnelly, L. (2017). Telehealth is a Viable Alternative for the Treatment and Assessment of Home Peritoneal Dialysis, Stroke and Chronic Care and as Such Should be Reimbursable by Medicare. Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and EHealth, 5, e6 (1-3). Retrieved from https://journals.ukzn.ac.za/index.php/JISfTeH/article/view/199
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Invited Commentary