Michelle Hillock

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Breaking Down Next Gen ACO’s and the Telehealth Waiver

Posted by Michelle Hillock on 7/11/19 9:00 AM

Fierce Healthcare recently reported a study revealing 67% of physicians indicated their willingness to incorporate telehealth into their patients' care plans, a nearly 10% increase from just three years prior. The rapid increase confirms clinicians' preference for telehealth into patient care.


The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Next Generation ACO telehealth waiver allows for the expansion of telehealth implementation across the United States, regardless of geographic location. This article outlines the Next Generation ACO Model, the waiver, and the benefits they create.

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Topics: telehealth, insurance, telehealth reimbursement, policy, CMS

Using Telehealth to Treat Depression in Elderly Patients

Posted by Michelle Hillock on 6/25/19 7:00 AM

Depression can be caused by a number of environmental, social, and biological factors and shows different symptoms as we age. With the elderly population growing, it is important to understand the symptoms and treat them effectively. Enter telehealth.

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Topics: telehealth, engaging patients, behavioral health, mental health, aging, depression

Treating COPD in Rural Communities with Telehealth

Posted by Michelle Hillock on 6/14/19 9:45 AM

In May, HRS published a blog post highlighting the role of telehealth in combating the social determinants of health such as physical environment, economic stability, education, and food insecurity. Today, HRS dives into the benefits of telehealth in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in rural communities with high rates of poverty.

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Topics: telehealth, COPD, population health, SDoH, rural communities

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