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Author Archives: Matt McBride

About Matt McBride

Matt and 3 best friends founded Mend in 2014 to help reimagine patient and provider experiences. Mend is one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. with a #1 rated telemedicine software platform. Mend also offers a complete patient engagement solution that seamlessly spans both virtual and in-person appointments creating a complete patient communication solution for health organizations.

How the Latest Pandemic Relief Bill Effects Telehealth

January 18, 2021

Telehealth advocates aren’t impressed with the lack of support for connected health services in the latest pandemic relief package. While the $900 billion bill, passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump shortly before Christmas, does include funding for broadband … Continue reading

Telehealth Guidelines for Your FQHC Facilities

January 4, 2021

Federal officials have clarified new telehealth reimbursement rules for federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and rural health clinics (RHCs), giving those sites more opportunities to use connected health services during the Coronavirus pandemic. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) … Continue reading

What You Need to Know About the New CMS 2021 Telehealth Services Plans

August 25, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finally came out with its plans to expand telehealth coverage once the COVID-19 pandemic is over. The 2021 Physician Fee Schedule, which was released earlier this month, highlighted several new opportunities for … Continue reading

Telehealth Trends in 2019

November 13, 2019

As telehealth grows to new specialties and organizations across the world, the technology continues to evolve to provide more convenience and enhanced treatment tools. The global push to increase access to care is going to bring telehealth to patients in … Continue reading

Patient Appointment Reminders Can Increase Practice Revenue

June 12, 2019

Some practices experience no-show rates as high as 50 percent. The impact on daily revenue is considerable, but allocating human staff to rectifying the problem can often cancel out the lost revenue. Organizations across the country are looking for tools … Continue reading