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Benefits of Telehealth for Treating Addiction During COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for everyone in the country and, indeed, worldwide. As with any major problem, however, certain communities have felt the brunt of the problem more acutely than others. Patients with substance use disorder have found themselves kicked out of group homes, denied access to their counselors and physicians, or… Read More »

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Critical Factors to a Successful Telepsychiatry Program

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Telepsychiatry is a growing industry, and medical practices around the country can benefit from the care options and financial boons that a working telepsychiatry practice can offer. However, a telepsychiatry practice is only useful if it is implemented and maintained properly. Below, the telepsychiatry experts at Orbit Health discuss several of the most important… Read More »

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Using Telepsychiatry for Substance Abuse

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Substance abuse disorder is one of the biggest challenges facing the United States in the modern era. In particular, the opioid crisis has reached epidemic levels, affecting over ten million people across the country every year and contributing to close to 50,000 overdose-related deaths annually. Treating substance abuse disorder requires access to proper healthcare,… Read More »

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Can Medicare Cover Addiction Treatment/Substance Abuse

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Substance abuse is a growing epidemic across the country. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), nearly 20 million American adults struggle with a substance use disorder every year. Almost 38% of adults in 2017 battled an illicit drug use disorder. Drug abuse and addiction cost U.S. society more than… Read More »

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How to Manage a Telepsychiatry Practice as a Psychiatrist

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If you are a practicing psychiatrist, expanding your practice into telepsychiatry can open up a world of opportunities. Telepsychiatry allows you to help patients in underserved areas, target your practice in specific fields that excite you, and help to alleviate the myriad problems created by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you plan to build out… Read More »

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Service Lines for Telemedicine: Should CEOs Consider It?

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Service line organization is a modern approach to planning, managing, evaluating, and improving hospital performance. Service lines allow hospitals to evaluate different practice areas and focus on strategies that afford high-quality care while being more cost-efficient. Service lines for telemedicine practices can be used to facilitate the same goals. Below, our dedicated telepsychiatry experts… Read More »

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Acute Care Telemedicine: What Is It?

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Hospitals around the country are expanding their practices to incorporate acute care telemedicine. Medical care providers are partnering with telemedicine vendors in order to expand available services and improve upon services already offered. Below, our experienced telepsychiatry experts discuss acute care telemedicine and the benefits it provides. What is Acute Care Telemedicine? Acute care… Read More »

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The Role of Telehealth and Telepsychiatry for Addiction Treatment Services

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The opioid crisis continues to devastate communities across the United States. An estimated 10.1 million people aged 12 or older misused opioids in 2019. The vast majority misused prescription drugs as opposed to street drugs like heroin. The same year, nearly 50,000 people across the country died from opioid-involved overdoses. The country needs to… Read More »

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The Importance of Telemedicine During COVID-19

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The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc on infrastructure across the world, in all areas of life. The provision of healthcare has been complex, difficult, and dangerous. As recognized by medical journals, government officials, and medical experts around the world, the efficient use of telemedicine has been vital in alleviating many of the problems created… Read More »

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Can Telemedicine Help With the Opioid Crisis?

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Combating the opioid crisis is, rightfully, one of the country‚Äôs top priorities. Opioid addiction has been devastating the United States for years. In 2016 alone, over 42,000 people died from opioid-related overdoses. Part of the problem stems from a historical, fundamental misunderstanding and mishandling of addiction. Proper mental health treatment and access to appropriate… Read More »

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