Telemedicine vendor Peak stops offering its ketamine-based psychedelic therapy for drug-resistant depression and anxiety to new patients, and will cease operations at the end of November. Peak is among the handful of telemedicine companies that launched during the pandemic and its relaxed telemedicine policies. A Rolling Stone profile found that the company had prescribed ketamine to at least two patients without diagnoses of depression.
September 22 (Thursday) 1 ET. “ICD-10-CM 2023 Updates and Regulatory Readiness.” Sponsor: Intelligent Medical Objects. Presenters: June Bronnert, MSHI, RHIA, marketing director, IMO; Julie Glasgow, MD, marketing manager, IMO. The yearly update to ICD-10-CM is almost here. Prepare your organization for a smooth transition, and avoid any negative impacts to your bottom line, with an in-depth look at the upcoming changes. Listen to IMO’s top coding professionals and thought leaders discuss the 2023 ICD-10-CM coding changes. This webinar will review additions, deletions, and other revisions to the ICD-10-CM code set and how to make sure you get properly reimbursed.
Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock
Personal health record app startup MyDigiRecords secures an undisclosed amount of financing from investor Terry Dunn. The company’s consumer-facing app will initially focus on immunizations. The company plans to add medication management and appointment scheduling features in the coming months.
Kaiser Health News looks at the growing trend of private equity firms buying up eye care physician practices and the escalating costs that quickly ensue for patients, many of whom are seniors and on fixed incomes. Sixteen of the 25 biggest healthcare-focused PE firms have invested in optometry and ophthalmology practices. Economists have also noted that specialty practices acquired by PE firms typically charge 20% more than their independent peers.
Announcements and Implementations
Privia Health will implement Vim Connect, Vim’s EHR-integrated physician enablement technology, across its network of Privia Care Partners.
Research and Innovation
Researchers from the University of Cambridge Sun Yat-sen University develop a digital mask that will enable facial images to be stored securely in a patient’s medical record. The “mask” uses 3-D reconstruction and deep learning algorithms to erase identifiable features while still retaining disease-relevant details.
- Psychiatric practice Talkiatry expands its use of EClinicalWorks technology to include Healow TeleVisits.
- Nordic posts a new episode of DocTalk titled “Remote patient monitoring for chronic disease management.”
- COO Jeff Brown Celebrates PerfectServe’s 25th Anniversary (PerfectServe)
- Can Technology Really Help Solve the Hospital Worker Shortage? (TigerConnect)
- Curing the post-implementation blues (Nordic)
- A Different Point of View: Clinical Usability Requires Diagnostically Connected Data (Medicomp)
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