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Questions To Ask Your Telehealth Vendor

If you’re a provider and you’ve made the choice to invest in telehealth you probably have a lot of questions on your mind. Will the platform be easily navigable for my patients? Is it HIPAA-compliant? Is there additional equipment I need to purchase? 

At Beam we’re here to address any and all questions that you may have pertaining to telehealth to help you make an informed decision when it comes time to purchase the telehealth platform best suited for your practice.

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How To Start A Telepsychiatry Practice in 2021

In the wake of COVID-19, we have seen a profound shift in healthcare to remote models of care. While the reasons behind these transitions are obvious in the light of the pandemic, the new norms that have followed seem to have become permanent fixtures in how healthcare is accessed and delivered.

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The Benefits of Teletherapy for Autism

As the world we live in seems to be heading in a more remote direction in many ways, more therapeutic treatments seem to be embracing a distant care model in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. While some of these shifts may simply be borne out of convenience,  in some therapeutic areas, remote therapy models may hold promise over in-person treatments.

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A Guide To Telehealth CPT Codes in 2021

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes offer healthcare professionals a uniform coding language to streamline reporting and billing for medical services. If you’re a physician who is using telehealth or you are considering telehealth, it’s important to learn how CPT codes apply to telehealth and how they’re used as part of the telehealth billing process, so you can receive timely reimbursement for services rendered.  

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Teletherapy Vs. Telepsychiatry: Benefits, Similarities, & Differences

 

During the pandemic, the use of telehealth services surged by over 6000%. For some medical specialities such as therapy and psychiatry, virtual care has become very useful. Since therapy and psychiatry require no physical examinations, telehealth is uniquely adapted to be a very effective mode of care for these specialities .

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How To Use Telehealth To Increase The Profitability Of Your Practice

The COVID-19 pandemic put a spotlight on telehealth and brought it into the mainstream for millions of Americans. While virtual care isn’t the necessity it once was in 2020, it still remains  popular among patients as a convenient way to access care for non-essential consultations.   

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Top 5 Benefits of Teletherapy

The last two years have been particularly hard for all of us. Coping with the emotional stress of the pandemic is difficult enough but factor in job loss, social isolation, and anxiety about the future, and let’s just say it’s surprising that IKEA hasn’t rolled out a line of therapy couches to fit every American’s living room.

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Telehealth For Addiction: Improving Access To Care For Patients In Rural Areas

Many Americans struggled with feelings of anxiety and loneliness amidst the lockdowns and restrictions of the pandemic. As much as 13% of adults reported starting or increasing substance abuse according to the CDC.[1] For those who decided to seek help, the safest and sometimes the only way to access treatment was through telehealth services.

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A Telepsychiatry App: To Build or Not to Build?

In the last two years, the United States has seen a rise in mental health concerns. According to a study published by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 41% of adults reported experiencing feelings of anxiety  and/or depression in January of this year.

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Is White-Label Telehealth The Best Choice For Your Practice?

Telehealth has evolved from being a convenient service that a small fraction of providers used under special circumstances to an essential part of many treatment programs. If you’re a healthcare provider, you’ve probably considered using telehealth to expand your practice and adapt to the new post-pandemic norms.

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