Archive for the ‘Tele-medicine’ Category

Telemedicine for College Students: A Perfect Solution

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What does your college student do when he or she gets sick while away at school?

In many cases, the first call is probably to mom. But mom is a hundred miles away. So what now?

Here are the usual options for getting healthcare on campus:

Find the school clinic, which is probably somewhere on campus.
Find a doctor …

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Interesting Telemedicine Statistics

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Do people really use telemedicine? Does it really work?

An independent study by Rand Corporation, a non-profit think tank, revealed some interesting statistics. They studied 300,000 Teladoc participants over a 2 year period.

 

Here’s some of what they found:

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1 Simple Way to Save Money on Healthcare

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Imagine you’re on a family vacation at the beach.

One morning you get up and one of your kids isn’t feeling well. Given this child’s history and symptoms, you’re pretty sure it’s an ear infection.

So what do you do?

The normal thing to do, of course, is to kill half a day or more waiting in an …

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Does Telemedicine Really Work?

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Some people immediately love the idea, but others aren’t so sure.

Does talking to a doctor on the phone (or via video) really work? Are the doctors legit? Can this really help me (or my child)?

Check this out:

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What Does a Copay Really Cover?

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Here’s a true story about two people who saw an orthopedic doctor.

In both cases the orthopedic doctor took a few x-rays and then consulted with the patient about the results.

Each had health insurance with a copay, but they were insured with different companies. The results turned out very differently.

The Copay Surprise

Person A – we’ll call him …

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Can you use telemedicine if you have an HSA?

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There are a lot of rules about Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) because of the tax breaks associated with them.

In order to contribute to an HSA you have to be enrolled in an HSA-qualified plan. Those plans cannot provide “first dollar benefits” other than preventive care. So you are ineligible if your plan provides a copay for …

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How Telemedicine Works: Explained in 1 Minute

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Here’s how your family can get access to healthcare on your terms.

In just over one minute, you can get a good idea of how telemedicine works:

Telemedicine has practical applications for nearly any family or business, which is why it’s one of the upcoming trends in healthcare. At $11.99/month for a family, if you only use …

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Insurance for College Students: 4 Questions to Ask

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If you’re preparing to send a kid off to college this month, you’ve got a lot on your plate.

So we’ll get right down to it. If you have questions about how going away to college will impact your not-so-little-anymore guy or gal’s insurance coverage, we’ve got 4 things you may need to think about.  

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The 10 Most Common Uses of Telemedicine

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According to the American Medical Association, 4 out of 5 doctor office visits could be handled without the visit.

Instead, these visits could be replaced with telemedicine.

Think about that for a minute. Instead of rearranging your schedule to visit a doctor, you could get access within 15 minutes or so anytime night or day. With no …

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How long does it take to see a doctor? A Revealing Study

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Wait. Seriously? How long? There’s nothing sooner?

Finding a new doctor can be difficult. We’ve probably all had this experience when moving to a new area. Many people are having this experience now because of the vast changes to many provider networks brought about by Obamacare.

And if you’re trying to schedule your first appointment in that doctor’s office, you …

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