Tag: skilled nursing

Encounter Telehealth Letter to Congress
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Encounter Telehealth Letter to Congress

Congress must act to ensure patients and providers can continue to utilize the benefits of telehealth after the public health emergency ends. Encounter Telehealth joined 340 organizations in signing a letter urging Congress to make the telehealth flexibilities allotted due to the COVID-19 pandemic permanent. A wide range of healthcare industry leaders from all 50...

Anti-Psychotic Drug Reduction
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Anti-Psychotic Drug Reduction

Encounter Telehealth has conducted an analysis of 40 partner skilled nursing facilities in Iowa, and we are proud to announce a 6.7% drop in anti-psychotic drug use among skilled nursing facility patients between 2015 and 2018 in Iowa, alone. The analysis shows the percentage of anti-psychotic drug use among facilities in 2015, prior to working...

Covering Out-of-Pocket Costs Associated with Alzheimer’s Care
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Covering Out-of-Pocket Costs Associated with Alzheimer’s Care

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels   Nearly 44 million American seniors currently suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. Treatment and care for Alzheimer’s can end up costing an annual average of $56,800. And while Medicare or private insurance may cover some costs, 60 percent of that expense falls to the family.   Different Alzheimer’s patients need different...