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Telemedicine in Massachusetts (#MATelemed)

Be Part of the Conversation! @ACHEofMA is hosting a Twitter Chat on Telemedicine in Massachusetts (#MATelemed) and we want you to join us! 

You’ll learn what Telemedicine really means, how Massachusetts is far behind almost every other state in the country and what you can do to help. We have experts to share information, start the dialogue, and give you the opportunity to join in! 

ACHE of MA Twitter Chat

Topic 1: Demystifying Telemedicine Twitter Chat Summary
Chat hashtag: #MATelemed
Facilitator: Joe Kvedar, MD Vice President, Connected Health, Partners HealthCare (@jkvedar and The cHealth Blog)
Date: Friday 9/25
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

2015-09-25 12:00:00 2015-09-25 13:00:00 America/New_York Twitter Chat - Topic 1 : Demystifying Telemedicine Chat hashtag: #acheofma Massachusetts ACHE of

Questions to be addressed in the chat:

  1. Does telemedicine only apply to phone calls?
  2. What’s the definition of telemedicine?
  3. Is telemedicine only successful for young, tech savvy patients?
  4. Does telemedicine add more work to a clinician’s day?

 

Topic 2: Telemedicine in Massachusetts – How do we compare?
Chat hashtag: #MATelemed
Facilitator: Adam Delmolino, Senior Manager of State Government Advocacy, Massachusetts Hospital Association
Date: Wednesday 9/30
Time: 1:30 - 2:30 pm

2015-09-30 13:30:00 2015-09-30 14:30:00 America/New_York Twitter Chat -Topic 2 : Telemedicine in Massachusetts – How do we compare? Chat hashtag: #acheofma Massachusetts ACHE of MA

Questions to be addressed in the chat:

  1. How does Massachusetts compare to other states?
  2. What's going on at the national level?
  3. What has the adoption rate looked like in those other states?
  4. What does the current legislation cover? What telemedicine services will we be reimbursed for? And what payers?

 

Topic 3: Telemedicine impact on reimbursement and operations: What could this mean for providers and the willingness to adopt change?
Chat hashtag: #MATelemed
Facilitator: Latoya Thomas, American Telemedicine Association @AmericanTelemed
Date: Monday 10/5
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm

2015-10-05 12:00:00 2015-10-05 13:00:00 America/New_York Twitter Chat -Topic 3 : Telemedicine impact on reimbursement and operations: What could this mean for providers and the willingness to adopt change? Chat hashtag: #acheofma Massachusetts ACHE of MA

Questions to be addressed in the chat:

  1. Will telemedicine reimbursement be on par with face-to-face services?
  2. Does telemedicine fall under global payments?  Or can this be a separately billed service?
  3. Will it lower my institution’s operating revenues?
  4. How does this impact the capacity of providers?
  5. When could we start? Are providers ready?

 

Join us and learn what Telemedicine could mean for your organization, your operations and, ultimately, your own healthcare!
#MATelemed @ACHEofMA

Two resources for setting up a for a Twitter Chat
https://support.twitter.com/articles/215585
http://janetfouts.com/how-to-participate-in-a-tweet-chat/

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