Our goal is to improve the quality of care and life for the 1.5 million people served by nursing homes in the United States.
The appropriate use of medications is paramount in ensuring the safety and well-being of residents in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. CMS has announced an initiative to reduce the inappropriate use of antipsychotic medications in nursing homes.
Our psychiatric telehealth program protocols are developed by a board certified psychiatrist. We visit with patients frequently, allowing us to provide care that is proactive rather than reactive. Not only does this help improve long-term outcomes, but it also helps to reduce hospital readmissions and improve quality of life.
Benefits of Our Services
At MediTelecare, we emphasize an increase in behavioral treatment and reduction in reliance on psychotropic medications. For residents, reducing medication means minimizing side effects caused by those drugs and lowering the risk of adverse reactions. It also improves performance in CMS quality measures and ratings.
Our telehealth clinicians provide the same services as non-telehealth clinicians, including accurate and timely documentation. This detailed documentation is extremely helpful in providing support for psychotropic medication prescription.
Frequency of Visits and Accessibility
Telehealth’s unique mode of visitation ensures that everyone who can benefit from behavioral therapy has access to it. We immediately establish a plan for regular visitation, as well as assessments for new residents as they move in to the community. We meet with patients on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, and facilities and providers enjoy on-demand access to specialists as needed.
No Out-of-Pocket Expenses
All equipment required to access our telehealth services is provided at no charge to the facility. This includes a HIPAA compliant two-way interactive video conferencing platform. We also provide a dedicated facilitator that will physically visit each facility on a weekly or biweekly basis, alleviating the burden of clinic time on staff, facilitating all aspects of the telehealth services, and acting as a liaison to interdisciplinary staff members.