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By Jonah Comstock 05:00 am August 22, 2013
This month, Medicare revealed the list of more than 2,000 hospitals losing up to 2 percent of their funding for failing to sufficiently reduce readmissions. Next year, those penalties can rise even higher. As troubling as this can be for hospitals, it should be good news for mobile health entrepreneurs, as the wake up call may drive hospitals to explore technology like telehealth, remote patient...
By Brian Dolan 12:07 pm June 14, 2013
When Baltimore, Maryland-based WellDoc announced its newest mobile health offering BlueStar this week, the big news was the fact that a "mobile integrated therapy" -- as the company refers to its offerings -- could be prescribed to patients via existing Rx channels and would be paid for by some private health plans. MobiHealthNews caught up with WellDoc's Chief Strategy and Commercial Officer...
By Brian Dolan 05:18 am June 13, 2013
Last August -- almost a year ago now -- The New York Times reported that two insurers had agreed to pay $100 a month in reimbursement for use of WellDoc's mobile-enabled diabetes management program. The report, which sourced WellDoc's president Anand Iyer as its source, expected the payers to begin supporting the "mobile integrated therapy" in early 2013. This morning WellDoc launched a new...