The National Council for Behavioral Health and Cohen Veterans Network surveyed 5,000 people and found that nearly six in 10 had sought mental health care for either themselves or a loved one. However, 38% of adults have had to wait a week or more for an appointment.
New research suggests that healthcare providers who use mHealth devices in chronic care management programs could be treating their patients better than current standards of care. Researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children's Hospital Colorado, working with digital therapeutics company Propeller Health, have found that providers are more likely to get an accurate accounting of a patient’s health by using remote patient monitoring tools – such as digital sensors – than in surveying the patient during regular checkups.
Most healthcare players agree the evaluation and management billing codes used by CMS need an overhaul, but few like the manner to do so proposed by the agency. Some specialists are calling for the proposed rule to be put on hold (a final rule drop is expected next month).
In an era of value-based care that places an increased emphasis on health outcomes, engaging with patients throughout their journey is critical and these are now possible using telehealth and mobile technologies.