Re: Walmart Health: Just had a great dental visit this morning, which was preceded by helpful reminders from Epic, and…
The DEA announces that it will temporarily extend COVID-era emergency telehealth policies, giving telemedicine prescribers of controlled substances, particularly those used to treat opioid addiction and ADHD, more time to prepare their patients and business strategies for eventual, more permanent policy changes.
Prescribers will still be able to write prescriptions for these medications after a telemedicine visit, rather than first requiring an initial, in-person consult. The agency, which received 38,000 comments on its proposal to revert to pre-COVID, in-person requirements, has not said how long the temporary extension will last.
Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock
Kristin Mallon and Michele Wispelwey launch FemGevity, a concierge telemedicine service for women going through menopause. Mallon, a licensed certified nurse midwife and certified obstetrical nurse, was formerly chief strategy officer at high-risk Ob/Gyn practice Maternal Resources in New Jersey. Wispelwey was a former director of women’s health services at Accurate Diagnostics.
Announcements and Implementations
Phoenix Family Medical Clinic (AZ) selects CareCloud’s EHR, RCM, chronic care management, and remote patient monitoring technologies.
Raintree Systems adds payment capabilities to its EHR and practice management offerings for therapy and rehab practices.
LCH Health and Community Services, an FQHC with three locations in Pennsylvania, implements Athenahealth’s AthenaOne and AthenaOne Dental platforms.
Southern Delaware Imaging Associates opts for practice management and revenue cycle software and services from Healthcare Administrative Partners.
Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & SurgiCenter in Tennessee remains closed as it works to bring systems back online after an April 22 cyberattack.
- Nordic releases a new episode of its In Network podcast, “Making Rounds: Leveraging analytics to create efficiencies.”
- EClinicalWorks releases a new podcast episode, “Enhanced Telehealth Experience with Healow Solutions.”
More news: HIStalk.