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Telehealth in Home-Based Primary Care
Description
Telehealth is the integration of telecommunications into the practice of providing and promoting health and is a viable option in a time of rising healthcare costs and an aging population with chronic diseases. The Department of Health and Human Services estimates that more than 60% of all healthcare institutions in the United States currently use some form of telehealth, and as it grows, providers are seeing care standards improve and reimbursements expand. Even so, many home-based primary care practices have not yet implemented telehealth due to barriers such as a lack of provider experience using the technology or questions about coding and billing for these services.

Telehealth encompasses both remote clinical and non-clinical services such as surveillance, health promotion, and public health functions. In this course, we focus on two main areas of telehealth: Virtual Visits (typically referred to as Telemedicine) and Remote Patient Monitoring.
Objectives
In this course, you will learn about possible models for practicing telehealth and considerations for successful implementation. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to do the following:
  1. Explain the benefits of telehealth and considerations for implementation.
  2. Discuss virtual visits and remote patient monitoring, including their technology architecture and reimbursement requirements.
Estimated Time to Complete
15 minutes
In order to earn credit for participation in this activity, the learner must complete a 5-question post-test with a passing score of 80% or better with unlimited attempts.
Intended Audience
This course is intended for home-based primary care clinical providers, such as physicians and advanced practice providers, as well as practice operation managers and professionals who seek to gain an understanding of the benefits and considerations for implementing telehealth into their practice.
Credit Information
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of PeerPoint Medical Education Institute and the Home Centered Care Institute. PeerPoint Medical Education Institute is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PeerPoint Medical Education Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Summary
Availability: On-Demand
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered: 0.25 CME Credit
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