What is HouseCall Connect?

HouseCall Connect can help your practice choose and implement a vast array of healthcare technology and assist you in qualifying for Federal and State programs such as Meaningful Use, State Payor Program, PCMH, and others.

How is telehealth currently being reimbursed in Maryland and the District of Columbia?

Standards for telehealth reimbursement by insurers and Medicaid vary considerably by state, with Medicare setting its own policies. While both Maryland and the District of Columbia require their Medicaid programs and private insurers to pay for certain telehealth/telemedicine services, they differ in their definitions of covered services and service delivery methods.

Is specific hardware or software required for telehealth?

The technology for telehealth has been evolving from hardware and software systems that require large capital investments to more cost-effective web-based systems that use standard laptops and tablets.  Whether your organization would like to use standard video-telehealth technology such as Tandberg, Polycom or Cisco equipment or a more web-based approach, we can advise you on the best solution.

Is specific insurance required for telehealth consults?

Providers can purchase an add-on Cyber Liability Policy. This particular coverage is very inexpensive and provides lots of coverage. Most liability carriers will provide coverage for the mode of care via telehealth as long as both the patient and the provider are in the same during the encounter.

Where can I find resources about telehealth in Maryland and the District of Columbia?