Congress is expanding reimbursement for telehealth as virtual care becomes the new standard response to the demands of the coronavirus pandemic. Babyscripts virtual maternity care solution meets the eligibility requirements for many of these funding opportunities, and we are available to help our customers understand and take full advantage of these reimbursements.
It doesn’t take an emergency field hospital in Central Park to prove that the coronavirus pandemic is dramatically changing the face of medical care in the U.S.
Every news cycle brings with it fresh examples of overwhelmed hospitals, inadequate workflows, and overburdened providers, as COVID-19 continues to sweep through the country. But it also carries news of solutions — the innovative steps that the healthcare industry is taking to ensure that people are still receiving care.
In the news this week: The medical community continues to adapt to the demands of the coronavirus pandemic. Virtual care solutions are on the front line of the outbreak, with some still holding reservations and others anticipating virtual care as the new standard. Plus, a new study on pregnancy and COVID-19.
The coronavirus pandemic is driving a need for virtual care, and subsequently posing a lot of logistical questions to healthcare providers around implementation, reimbursement, and standing up virtual solutions. Babyscripts can help navigate these new challenges.
In the news this week: As the lack of information around the novel coronavirus and maternal health continues, providers find new ways to support pregnant women, and adapt to the shifting needs of their patients and overwhelmed hospitals through new protocols, policy changes, and reimbursement codes. Plus, a look at the long-term effects of the pandemic on women's health.
Interview with Mark Rosing, MD, MPH, FACOG, Chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology, SBH Health System
Dr. Mark Rosing received his medical degree and a masters in public health from Columbia University. He’s spent a career focused on patient safety and has led the charge on advancing the delivery of obstetric care through technology. He’s an avid skier and loves a good IPA. And right now, he’s on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in New York City.
We asked him a few questions about the state of maternal health during COVID-19, and the role that virtual care is playing to help OBs stem the tide of the pandemic. Here are some of our key takeaways and full video interview.
As the nation learns to navigate the realities of a pandemic world, traditional healthcare structures are proving insufficient for the current crisis. Providers are responding to the demands of a quickly spreading virus and an overburdened hospital system by changing the way they interact with patients — not in the office, but virtually.
In the field of obstetrics specifically, practices are adapting by completely revising the prenatal visit schedule, with some reducing in-person visits to as low as five. [For more on this, read New Prenatal Schedule enhanced with technology to deal with COVID-19: Best Practices from Cone Health]. To stay connected and manage patients in between visits, providers are leveraging technological touch points like video visits, remote patient monitoring, mobile apps, and telephone visits.
Additionally, there have been changes in reimbursements to respond to these necessary changes.
Based on the conversations we are having with OBGYN practices, information being published in the media, and guidance delivered from professional organizations, it is clear that practices are quickly rolling out reduced prenatal visit schedules to keep patients outside of the clinic. Providers are able to stay connected with patients between visits by leveraging telemedicine, remote patient monitoring, and telephonic visits, with reimbursement codes to bill for those technological touch points. Take a look at some of the top articles referencing these topics in this week's roundup!