Among direct-to-consumer brands, Teladoc ranked highest for consumer satisfaction, followed by MDLive. Among payer-sponsored telehealth services, UnitedHealthcare ranked the highest, followed by Humana and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, the survey found.
Other predictions include that primary care will increasingly be provided by non-physicians, like physician assistants and nurse practitioners, and demand for mental health providers will rise by more than 10%.
Nearly three quarters of healthcare professionals are concerned that patient health information is being sent through unsecured tools, according to a new survey from hospital communication firm Spok.
Experts say there was huge demand for the six-month subsidy, with one estimate finding more than 16 million people lost their employer-sponsored health insurance during the pandemic.
If the bid to repeal the breakthrough payment rule is finalized, the agency’s CMO committed to an alternative pathway that evaluates devices for Medicare patients potentially via clinical trials, outcome registries and real-world data.
For the health system, which operates 25 hospitals, the move to form the subsidiary may be in response to insurers cracking down on costly hospital-based imaging.
The study is the latest salvo in a messaging war between provider and payer lobbies as they work to shift the blame for rapidly rising medical costs.
Difficult vaccine decisions lie ahead. The agency could soon determine how to handle boosters for recipients of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson’s shots.
Industry groups opposed the rules laying out masking, social distancing, testing and exposure notification requirements for hospitals and nursing homes. Implementation was required in July.
Cleveland Clinic forecasts latest COVID-19 surge will soon peak as nation sees declining hospitalizations
Lower volumes are a welcome sign for health systems that have been overwhelmed by patient volumes and forced to delay nonemergency procedures. The downward trend signals a return to normal for operators.