By Jonathan Nelson
The second episode of our brand-new podcast, Texas Family Doc Talk, is out and it’s all about telemedicine. As family physicians across the country see their number of patient visits plummet, many are turning to telemedicine in hopes of providing consistent, comprehensive care to their patients while maintaining enough cash flow to keep the doors open.
In the podcast, TAFP CEO Tom Banning and I speak with three experts from Catalyst Health Network in Dallas. Jeff Bullard, MD, chief medical officer for Catalyst, describes the experience of transitioning to virtual care. Trevor Clifton, senior financial analyst for StratiFi Health, discusses financial models for moving most of your visits to telemedicine. And Stephenie Tollett, director of revenue cycle for StratiFi Health, talks with us about third-party contract and claims payment issues for telemedicine.
One bit of housekeeping: We have it on good authority that StratiFi Health and Catalyst Health Network will soon be unified under the Catalyst brand.
In the show, we talk about a couple of resources Catalyst has offered to share with TAFP members. They are listed below along with a few other telemedicine resources.
Also, Catalyst is putting out a series of email newsletters called Catalyst Care Alert. They are loaded with COVID-19 resources for primary care physicians and these are now available to you. Subscribe and review the resources by visiting https://www.catalysthealthnetwork.com/network-resources.
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- Financial modeling for telemedicine (Coming soon)
- Payer chart for telemedicine services
- The impact of coronavirus on our primary care system: A white paper on the increase in telemedicine services at Catalyst Health Network
- TMA telemedicine resource page: https://www.texmed.org/Telemedicine/
- AMA telemedicine guide
- AAFP telemedicine resources