Colorado Chapter

TMT Colorado and SWTRC Meeting Notes, June 25, 2021

To view the evnt vido, please click the link: https://youtu.be/DJDLc8RRRmY

Participants

  • Paul Murphy, Founder, Phil Murphy Consulting
  • Pat Kelly, CEO, Routinify
  • Caroline Avent, Director, Routinify

TMT Ambassador and Moderator: Jan Ground

Contact Jan to be added to the next meeting invitation at janground@gmail.com

 

Question: What one thing would we like to lobby for in CO re telehealth?

Attendee responses

  • Delivery in skilled care environment, in non-skilled areas too
  • Utilization for preventative and lifestyle activities
  • Vs break/fix
  • Be preemptive with same tools (RPM etc) applied prior
  • Lifestyle care
  • Reduce cost of providing in home care (vs in home health care)
  • Remove hours travelled required
  • Data-driven demand care satisfied thru virtual
  • Move telehealth from med/clinic to lifestyle to improve efficiency
  • Lobby for reimbursing for care coverage
  • Expanding care coverage
  • Long-term care costs, reduce admits, readmits

Additionally

  • Keep covid rule changes- don’t wind back/relax the rules
    • Promote physician reimbursement across service lines
  • Improve access to telehealth
    • Get broadband to everyone in the state and/or Reimbursement for transportation where there is not broadband
  • Let’s not focus on what’s already being done….
    • Reach out to Office of eHealth Innovation (OeHI)- OIT, had a broadband task force last year to address this.

Covid rules:

  1. Reimbursement based: all service lines should be reimbursed for TH (care by video), with parity to in person. (parity- minutes, care function? Effectiveness? How defined?)
  2. Remove the need for in person prior to telehealth occurring (2nd most important of these 6)
  3. Originating site: geography- physician must be licensed in the state in which the patient is geographically located
  4. Pre-COVID-19 - patient had to be at another clinical site. During COVID-19 - patient could be home or anywhere
  5. Reimbursement for phone visits (bundle with others…), is it just a video visit without video?
  6. Reimbursement for store and forward
  7. Reimbursement for RPM
  8. Reimbursement for email
  9. Reimbursement for chat/text

 

May 28, 2021 meeting recording

Lobbying, Legislatures and the Impact on Telehalth

https://www.dropbox.com/s/22x8b8d0m8nps8y/SWTRC%20TMT%20CO%20Telehealth%20052821%20zoom_0.mp4?dl=0

 

July 31, 2020

Topic

What did telehealth look like pre-COVID vs now?  What's working well? What's not?

Speakers

Care on Location

Jon Savage DO, FAAEM

Children's Hosp Colorado 

Gerard Frunzi MBA

SCL                                                           

Terri Casterton MBA, MS

Poscast:

 click to listen 

Kaiser Permanente

Jan Ground PT, MBA

Ted Palen MD PhD, MD, MSPH

Presentations

  1. Telehealth, Kaiser Permanente Colorado: Pre- and Post-Covid Lessons
  2. Virtual Care: A New Era for Telehealth
    - Kaiser Permanente Colorado (KPCO)
    - Colorado Permanente Medical Group (CPMG)