The FCC will begin accepting applications for a second half of the COVID-19 Telehealth Program April 29. Nearly $250 million will be available for reimbursement to eligible providers who purchase and/or manage telecommunications services, information services, and connected devices related to telemedicine offerings.
RCM vendor Getix Health promotes Kevin Lonergan to CEO.
Mitchell Morris, MD (OptumInsight) joins EMed as COO. Former AMA President Patrice Harris, MD founded the app-enabled at-home testing company and is now its CEO.
CareCloud promotes Daniel Masvidal to SVP of client success and Dwight Garvin to SVP of professional services.
Announcements and Implementations
Raintree Systems incorporates Sphere’s payment platform with its practice management software.
Government and Politics
The FQHC Telehealth Consortium in Massachusetts launches the second phase of its telemedicine expansion efforts, The consortium will allocate $4.7 million (some of which came from the FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program) to help FQHCs across the state implement virtual care capabilities.
Ultra-long-distance runner Stan Cottrell will celebrate his 78th birthday by kicking off The Amazing Friendship Run in Los Angeles on May 7. The Guinness World Record holder will raise money for several charities by running back-to-back marathons for 100 days, covering 3,000 miles before finishing in Washington, DC. Remote patient monitoring company 247 Health Solution will make Cottrell’s stats available to supporters in real-time via its YesDoctor platform.
Thirteen year-old Kevin Manshadi raises nearly $10,000 to provide seniors with rides to COVID-19 vaccination appointments. His father, cardiologist Ramin Manshadi, MD helped him set up the GoFundMe campaign and partner with the San Joaquin Public Health to ensure ride-share vouchers get to the seniors that need them.
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