The departure of an associate physician from a practice sometimes causes operational disruption and always requires the practice and the departing associate to take steps to ensure a smooth transition. Both the associate and practice need to address the ethical, regulatory, contractual, managed care, and liability impact of the exit.
According to the 2019 Healthcare Consumer Trends Report (NRC Health, 2019), the thing patients want more than any other is convenience, and the best way to meet that need is through technology. It states that using technology to better connect with patients is an idea that gets discussed often but can often feel out of reach for many healthcare providers. With technological advances happening at warp speed, how do we know which technology is most cost-effective and will meet the needs of our patients?
ICS Executive Director Marc Abla discusses Telehealth in Illinois and insurance coverage of that service. Illinois has some requirements for insurance coverage of telehealth. Also, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois has announced that they are accepting new codes for telehealth!