Lacktman, Chmielewski Discuss Foley’s 2017 Telemedicine and Digital Health Survey Results

15 November 2017 mHealthIntelligence News
Partners Nate Lacktman and Monica Chmielewski were quoted in an mHealthIntelligence article, “New Survey Takes Telemedicine Beyond Pilots, Into Growth Phase,” about the findings of Foley’s 2017 Telemedicine and Digital Health Survey.

From a previously written analysis about the survey, mHealthIntelligence included Lacktman’s commentary: “[T]he industry outlook has changed dramatically, due in large part to proven patient outcomes and surging demand among providers looking to improve the quality of care in a more convenient, cost-effective manner.”

He also stated that “too many providers and entrepreneurs are overwhelmed and confused with the myriad legal and regulatory issues when delivering healthcare services through technology and across states. They want expert advisors who can offer solutions and legally compliant pathways to success across states, not simply to tell them whether or not an in-person exam is required.”

Chmielewski explained, “There’s no reason to deny reimbursement or pay less for telemedicine-based services simply because it is delivered through new technology. Third-party reimbursement needs to catch up, and Congress needs to change the rules for Medicare.”