VoIP Supply Helps Doctors Implement Video Conferencing with New Telemedicine Kit Powered by LifeSize
Note: This post has been updated on October 11th, 2018 to provide the most accurate information. The original author was NATHAN MILOSZEWSKI.
Would it sound too good to be true if I told you that there’s a way for patients and doctors to use video conferencing to save time, money, and the hassle of in-office visits?
And it can all be done with the approval of insurance companies?
VoIP Supply is now working with doctors across the country to implement low cost telemedicine solutions with VoIP Supply’s new Telemedicine Kit for Video Conferencing.
While healthcare experts debate how to reform the American health system, the nation’s doctors are asking themselves what they can do today to cut costs and diagnose patients more efficiently now.
Overwhelmed doctors are looking towards a familiar place, technology, to find cures for issues plaguing them on a daily basis such as complex medical insurance reimbursement policies, long wait times for patients to see specialists, and costly and time consuming in-office visits.
Telemedicine Kit from LifeSize Video Conferencing
VoIP Supply’s Telemedicine Kit, built from LifeSize Video Conferencing, a division of Logitech, is successfully making inroads in remote patient monitoring and distance medical services when a quick visual check-up is all that’s needed to review medical history, perform basic physical exams, or to manage patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes or asthma.
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“Healthcare companies are realizing that video conferencing is a cost effective way to cut costs and increase availability of specialists across the country to help people who can’t afford to travel for specialized medical services,” said Andria Baunee, Video Conferencing Specialist at VoIP Suppply
“Low cost telemedince carts are increasing productivity for doctors and reducing costs for healthcare companies providing opportunites for more billable hours, more direct services, and patients don’t have to wait six months to see a doctor.”
Baunee explains how video conferencing is gaining approval in the medical field. “VA hospitals are allowed to waive the co-pay for veterans when psychiatric consultations are done via video because they’re saving money using this technology.”
Patients have to sign a consent form to be treated via telemedicine and the video call has to be encrypted, but as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services shows, there is a Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) in place with a number of states participating.
“Video conferencing can be as simple as pairing a webcam with an internet connection,” said Garrett Smith, CMO at VoIP Supply. “But, due to the nature of telemedicine, patients wishing to speak with their doctors through video need an extra layer of security. Skype cannot be used for telemedicine because it doesn’t conform to HIPAA privacy laws.”
For more information, click here to view HIPAA approved telemedicine kits that are all that a doctor’s office needs to get started with video conferencing while the patient only needs access to a home computer and webcam.