Archive for month: April, 2023
Telehealth, or telemedicine, gained traction during the pandemic, but it was around long before that. In fact, the history of telehealth goes back so far that many reading this were probably not alive when it started!
The history goes as far as the 1800s, when the invention of the telegraph allowed for medical supplies to be ordered and delivered during the Civil War, as well as allowing for long-distance medical consultations. One of the earliest and probably most famous uses of telehealth was in the late 1950s and early 1960s when a closed-circuit TV link was established between the Nebraska Psychiatric Institute and Norfolk State Hospital for psychiatric consultations. Read more
The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the 2022 instructions for the prescription drug and health care spending data collection (RxDC) requirement on Monday, March 27, 2022. RxDC is the new federal health and prescription drug claims and plan spending reporting requirement that affects employer group health benefit plans of all sizes and funding structures.