Every May, we celebrate National Mental Health Month, a time set aside to recognize individuals with behavioral and mental health conditions as well as acknowledge the people who support them. In 2019 alone, 51.5 million U.S. adults struggled with mental health issues and because one in five people will experience some form of mental illness throughout their lifetime, chances are we all know someone who is affected.
Whether it be advanced treatment or a regularly scheduled check-up, healthcare delivery cannot merely rely on effective scheduling, billing and reporting. All of these aspects must and should involve some form of engagement so that providers can enhance communication efforts, offer increased accessibility as well as improve patient outcomes.
Even before the pandemic, providers were driving innovation for new forms of virtual care. As Covid-19 has progressed, we have seen the rapid adoption of telehealth as well as recognized the significance of remote patient monitoring devices for those with chronic illnesses or who require continuity of treatment. With these digital technologies revolutionizing patient/provider engagement, more people are looking for ways to honor the hard-working professionals who provide exceptional patient experiences every day. That is why, each April is dedicated to celebrating Patient Experience Week (PX Week) and commemorating community efforts to better advocate for public health.
Welcome to part two of our insurance communication blog series, where we’re working to help close the gap in patient-to-provider engagement regarding insurance and medical billing costs. Today, we are highlighting some powerful tools that can help providers optimize the way in which they convey pricing and billing information to their patients. Continue reading to learn why clarity throughout the entire billing process can ultimately lead to increased revenue for healthcare practices.
For many people, medical insurance and billing are complicated topics. In fact, studies show that confusion over medical bills as well as higher patient expectations regarding price transparency are increasing in America. That is why today, we are doing our part to help bridge the insurance communication gap by providing insightful information that is aimed to help patients better navigate their healthcare costs. Stay tuned for part 2 next week that will target optimized providers!
Within the last year we have experienced a huge boom in the use of Telehealth and remote patient monitoring (RPM) tools as solutions to continuity of care for providers across the spectrum of healthcare. Although RPM has certainly become more popular due to quarantine - it has always been an important tool for providers. Continue reading to learn more about RPM and why it is such a critical asset to healthcare practices and patients alike.
As we have weathered the pandemic, the utilization of Telehealth has provided a much needed platform for patients and providers alike to be able to connect as well as perform. However, Telehealth has quickly evolved from what was a temporary lifeline to what is now an industry standard necessity when it comes to stabilizing service delivery. That is why, today we are discussing the persistent relevance of Telehealth and how patient engagement continues to adapt to the progressive needs of the healthcare industry.
As you may know from part 1 of our #NEDA series, this week has been dedicated to increasing National Eating Disorders Awareness. While we have already discussed its history and purpose, today we want to dive deeper into the affects eating disorders have not only on the body but also on the mind.
Eating disorders have been a prevalent problem in America for decades. In fact, about 20 million women and 10 million men experience eating disorders at some point in their lifetime. That is why so many organizations across the country come together to improve education and increase advocacy for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. With eating disorders categorized as a behavioral and mental illness, it is important, now more than ever, to discuss the significance of total body wellness. Although people may not initially be perceived as someone who suffers from an eating disorder, a person's health should not always be determined from how they look but in most cases how they feel both physically and mentally. Keep reading to learn more about #NEDA awareness!
Earlier this week, we discussed the impact COVID has had on some of our everyday habits in terms of how we socialize with others in public spaces like stores, gyms, restaurants and even on dates all during a pandemic. While we can only offer so many social safety tips, it’s important to also note the overwhelming developments of digital engagement technology that continue to connect us with our loved ones, educate us even when schools are closed, provide virtual healthcare services in addition to stabilize our economy with remote workforce management. That’s why in part 2 of our “Living In 2021” blog series, we are going to discuss how these advancements have evolved how we define “social interaction” as well as what this year ahead will look like with continuity of communication as its focus.