Video Chat for You and Your Patients
Engage patients with real-time audio and video capabilities safely and effectively
Telemedicine plays a vital role in helping prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We are adding real-time audio and video capabilities to EMA® for healthcare professionals and PocketPatient™ for patients, so that you can see your patients remotely to reduce the risk of transmission.
Launching Telehealth at your Practice
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Real-time audio and video capabilities are being added to modmed® Telehealth in EMA and to our PocketPatient app so that patients can be seen remotely to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission and to help:
- Reach vulnerable patient populations conveniently
- Screen patients whether your offices are open or closed
- See patients prior to renewing prescriptions
- Accommodate your existing clinical workflow
- Minimize risk of exposure for your patients and staff
modmed Telehealth 2.0
With the emergence of the coronavirus, the medical community is more fully realizing the potential of telemedicine. It can be invaluable in the fight against COVID-19—helping doctors and patients stay connected, without risking their own health or that of their patients.
Additionally, our EMA EHR system has been populated with medical content for COVID-19 related illnesses, and we plan to add additional content as interim CDC guidelines are updated.
We're Here to Support You at Every Step
As part of our award-winning client services, we provide resources to meet your practice’s virtual e-Visit needs. We’ll work closely with your team to help streamline effectiveness.
We offer a suite of Patient Engagement Solutions designed to meet the needs of your practice and your patients.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the latest questions and answers regarding our upcoming telemedicine release and other COVID-19 related solutions. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact us.
Is COVID-19 medical content available in EMA?
Yes, medical content for COVID-19 related illnesses was included in our 184.108.40.206. software update. And because our software is cloud-based, you should already have access to the content.
When will I be able to use your modmed Telehealth solution?
We are rolling out this solution in phases, starting with our on-staff physicians (planning for the week of March 16th) and then making it available for current EMA customers. Our team is diligently working to have this out to you as soon as possible. Prior to the release, you will have the opportunity to sign up for our upcoming webinar which will provide an overview of our new telemedicine solution and how to use it.
In parallel, Modernizing Medicine is working on a telehealth solution for our gGastro clients.
Is the Telehealth solution available to gGastro clients?
Is WiFi required for PocketPatient?
The app will work with both WiFi and cellular connection. WiFi is not required.
Will the modmed Telehealth solution have an additional charge?
Modernizing Medicine is making the modmed Telehealth solution available for no additional charge because now, during this time of unprecedented crisis, we need telemedicine. However, there is a real cost for Modernizing Medicine to build, test, implement, and support telemedicine. But, for the time being, in order to help address this crisis, Modernizing Medicine plans to waive all sign-up and utilization fees for the modmed Telehealth solution*. Fees for the use of EMA and our other products and services will continue to apply.
How do I tell my patients about our video telemedicine service?
Additional materials including a website will be forthcoming. Please check back soon.
If I am not currently a Modernizing Medicine client, can I just sign up for the telemedicine solution?
No, right now the telemedicine solution is only available for current and future EMA clients.
How will I be reimbursed?
On March 17, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released updated guidance indicating that, effective as of March 6, 2020, healthcare professionals can provide and bill, and CMS will reimburse, for telehealth services for Medicare beneficiaries residing across the country from a range of locations, including their homes. This new guidance temporarily lifts restrictions that have historically limited coverage of telemedicine to services provided to residents of rural areas. CMS maintains a list of services that may be furnished via telehealth, which should be referenced to determine what services will be reimbursed if provided to Medicare beneficiaries under this new guidance. For additional information, CMS’s press release related to these new rules can be found here. Providers should continue to review their contracts with commercial payors and seek updated guidance from such payors to understand whether they will similarly be loosening their reimbursement requirements and what restrictions, limitations or rules will apply.
*Certain terms and conditions may apply to the use of modmed Telehealth and PocketPatient, and other Modernizing Medicine telemedicine solutions. Modernizing Medicine has the right to revise its pricing for the use of modmed Telehealth or PocketPatient or other Modernizing Medicine telemedicine solutions at any time. Use of modmed Telehealth and PocketPatient or other Modernizing Medicine telemedicine solutions may in the future be contingent on paying fees or other charges determined by Modernizing Medicine. A subscription to EMA is required in order to use modmed Telehealth and PocketPatient. Fees for the use of EMA and Modernizing Medicine’s other products and services continue to apply. It is each provider’s responsibility to determine that the telemedicine visit meets medical necessity for that patient. Not all clinical scenarios may be appropriate for telemedicine visits, and the provider may need to evaluate the patient in person to establish a diagnosis or initiate treatment.
We are working diligently to bring convenience, access and efficiency of care to the healthcare community.
Reach out to find out more about our telehealth and other patient engagement solutions.