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Providers Look to Telemedicine to Manage Risk

Summary

The growing pressure to manage patient care post-discharge in an efficient manner will drive significant growth in telemedicine over the next few years.

However, unless reimbursement evolves to recognize the benefits of telemedicine and reward providers for offering better quality and more efficient care, some providers may not see telemedicine as an optimal strategy.

Providers who choose to utilize telemedicine services must weigh the challenges of limited reimbursement levels by selecting the most appropriate technology for their patient population.

Prior to moving forward with telemedicine, Avalere recommends a customized analysis to determine its ROI and alignment with organizational priorities. Avalere models will evaluate target populations and telemedicine services and technologies against organizational risk to guide best practices.

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