Osteopathic physicians who are interested in learning about telemedicine and how to incorporate it into their practice are urged to attend “Connected Care: Telemedicine in Practice,” a one-day live seminar hosted by the American Osteopathic Information Association on Dec. 9 in St. Louis.
Those who can’t attend in person have the option to attend the course online. Participants can earn up to eight AOA Category 1-A CME credits.
Telemedicine or telehealth technology is gaining popularity in the health care industry. There’s rising demand among patients, with one recent consumer survey finding that 20 percent of consumers would switch health care providers if another provider offered telehealth visits.
Because telemedicine can speed diagnoses and increase access to care, CMS and state Medicaid programs are looking to this delivery model to help address the shortage of primary care physicians in the U.S. However, few physicians know how to incorporate telemedicine into their delivery systems.
During “Connected Care,” physicians can earn CME credit and learn how telemedicine can expand their practice opportunities. Physicians will get real-world tips and guidance from colleagues who have already implemented successful telemedicine solutions into their practices. In addition to boosting patients’ access to care, telemedicine can help increase physicians’ bottom line, whether they incorporate it into their current practice or add it as a moonlighting opportunity.
Program highlights include:
- 2018 telemedicine fee schedule update
- Moonlighting and career opportunities in telemedicine
- Information on adding telemedicine to your practice
- Telemedicine opportunities for all stages of your medical career
- The opportunity to meet vendors that provide resources to help in implementing telemedicine
Featured speakers include:
- Michael Brown, DO, a family medicine physician who serves as Medical Director of Telemedicine at Mosaic Life Care in Kearney, Missouri. View bio.
- Matthew Kremke, MBA, oversees the strategy, direction and management of the American Osteopathic Information Association (AOIA), including physician services and payor relations. View bio.
- Max Reiboldt, CPA, has more than 40 years of experience working with physicians and hospitals as President/CEO of Coker Group. View bio.
- David E. Tannehill, DO, an adjunct assistant professor of medicine at St. Louis University who has worked extensively with telemedicine in his role as an intensivist at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. View bio.