Telehealth in Rural Health Care

Telehealth in Rural Health Care

This is the sweet spot. Connecting Patients in Rural areas who need Behavioral Health services, or any services for that matter, with the providers that they need. While every state seems to have different rules and regulations regarding how Medicaid will pay for these sessions, but one thing is almost universal throughout the country and that is that Medicaid, Medicare and even many private insurance companies are paying for these sessions via video. They payers and the rural health clinics are realizing that the patients need care and that they can save money and get better care through utilizing HIPAA – compliant video technology like Secure Telehealth.

I am here at the West Virginia Rural Health Association Conference at the Pipestem Resort State Park in beautiful West Virginia. We already work with a few of the organizations in West Virginia and would love to meet more and show more how they can implement Video Technology into their practice to provide better care and save money and time. Stop by and see the Secure Telehealth table if you are here and even if you are not, spend some time reviewing customer testimonials on our web site and give us a call. We can help you navigate the rules and regulations in your state and take care of setting up your practice to use Telehealth Technology using only the equipment that you already have.

We’ve learned a ton already and its not even over. Many people are saving money and time by implementing e-visits and video visits. We’ve learned about the history of the Appalachian region and what events in the past have contributed to the relatively poor health of people in the area, and what the solutions may be. In a time when there is a shortage of providers and more need, telehealth services can be the answer. Wouldn’t you like your providers to spend more time with patients and less time in the car? Did you know that Medicaid will reimburse these visits if the patient is in the Health Center even if the provider is someone else?  There is so much more than can be done to help the people in these rural areas that need it most and we can continue to do better.


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