Telehealth

FaceMyDoc Review

FaceMyDoc Review

FaceMyDoc: Is it Legit or a Scam? I first heard of FaceMyDoc about a year ago via the digital marketing space. After seeing some posts on forums and social media, I finally decided to check FaceMyDoc out for myself. I personally preferred their vibe to that of other companies. It felt like their entire platform is specifically meant for beginners just starting out in telehealth. And it’s not just a software platform; FaceMyDoc is the only company that I know of in the space that offers an entire turn-key business opportunity for licensed healthcare providers. From software, medical billing, risk…
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Calibrate Raises $100M Series B for Weight Loss Platform

Calibrate Raises $100M Series B for Weight Loss Platform

In its first year since launch, weight loss telehealth platform Calibrate raised $100 million in capital funding from investors. The series B funding round was co-led by Founders Fund and Tiger Global, both new investors, and had participation from Optum Ventures and existing investors. In addition to the funding, Brian Singerman, a partner at Founders Fund, will join Calibrate’s board of directors. “We know that investing in preventative care works intuitively,” Calibrate’s founder and CEO Isabelle Kenyon said. “And so, year one at Calibrate was really about proving through outcomes and results that that makes sense, and that equation makes…
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Additional Charges Brought on $784 Million Telehealth Scam

Additional Charges Brought on $784 Million Telehealth Scam

The owner of multiple telemedicine companies has again been indicted by a federal grand jury for quarterbacking and concealing one of the largest Medicare fraud and kickback schemes pursued by the Department of Justice. Creaghan Harry of Highland Beach, Florida, allegedly billed $784 million in false and fraudulent Medicare claims, more than $247 million of which was paid out, the DOJ wrote in a Tuesday release detailing the superseding indictment. Federal prosecutors allege that Harry and two co-conspirators (who were previously charged and pleaded guilty) sought illegal payments from durable medical equipment (DME) companies related to orders for DME braces…
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Telehealth is Here to Stay Regardless of the  Pandemic

Telehealth is Here to Stay Regardless of the Pandemic

You may have heard of telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic. Perhaps you’ve heard of news reports recommending it as a way to get medical care despite social distancing. However, do you know how it works and how it can help you? To answer this question, we’ll talk more about telehealth’s growing popularity. Then, we will go through its features and weigh its pros and cons. More importantly, see why it’s here to stay and how it may improve in the long run. At the time of writing, the pandemic is still a pressing public health issue. Fortunately, online health…
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Into the Future: Virtual Care Technology in 2050

Into the Future: Virtual Care Technology in 2050

In the future, your doctor will shower with you! Well, not exactly. But here's what one telemedicine expert has to say about the coming evolution of remote care. By Bill Siwicki May 10, 2021 11:56 AM Miles Romney, cofounder and chief technology officer at telehealth company eVisit, paints a vivid, sci-fi-seeming picture of what virtual care will look like in the year 2050.  He starts by describing a hypothetical person's morning shower. The shower stall will be outfitted with a high-tech system, says Romney. Aided by an ocular or neurological implant interface, the system takes a full-body CT scan, while…
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MeMD Acquired by Walmart

MeMD Acquired by Walmart

Walmart Health has entered into an agreement to acquire MeMD, a multi-specialty telehealth partner, according to a Thursday (May 6) press release. The release said the acquisition works toward Walmart's goal of "integrated, omnichannel health delivery that leverages data and technology to improve engagement, health equity and outcomes." “Telehealth offers a great opportunity to expand access and reach consumers where they are and complements our brick-and-mortar Walmart Health locations. Today people expect omnichannel access to care, and adding telehealth to our Walmart Health care strategies allows us to provide in-person and digital care across our multiple assets and solutions,” said…
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Why Amazon Care is a Big Deal

Why Amazon Care is a Big Deal

With its promise of virtual care in all 50 states, this is the first time a big tech firm will be directly in the healthcare services business. Will it be another failed experiment, or the breakthrough we've been waiting for? The rumors about Amazon’s entry into the virtual primary care space have been swirling for a while. Reports had indicated that Amazon had quietly filed paperwork to offer virtual and in-person care in several states.  Now, Amazon has now gone full-bore, as it were, and has confirmed that the services will be available nationwide starting the summer of 2021. An…
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