Global Partnership for Telehealth
In January of this year, Forbes magazine ran an article that asked the question: Will 2017 Be the Year of Telemedicine? With the finding solutions to the US healthcare system is in the news daily, telemedicine expansion helps solve some problems of affordability and access and offers the benefits of faster care, convenience and often lower costs.
The field is exploding with interest. Yet, a gap exists between talking about vs. providing telemedicine services. Recently 74% of patients surveyed said they would be open to a virtual telemedicine encounter, yet only 15% of healthcare providers had used telemedicine! Join telemedicine industry expert, Rena Brewer of the Global Partnership for Telehealth to bring us up to
date on telemedicine and what is happening in this rapidly developing arena.
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Angel Flight Soars
Angel Flight Soars is a non-profit organization that is available to help any medically stable and
ambulatory patient who demonstrates a financial need and/or anyone who cannot use or access
commercial transportation. It serves patients who reside in or need to travel to or through
Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina or Tennessee. When there is a
need that extends beyond this region, Angel Flight Soars coordinates with affiliate organizations
through the Air Care Alliance.
Angel Flight has coordinated more than 39,000 mission flights in the last 34 years. In 2016, it
coordinated more than 3,200 missions – which translates into eight missions a day, seven days a
week. It helped patients from 34 states who ranged in age from newborn to 97 years old and who
had nearly 180 medical conditions.
Go to www.AngelFlightSoars.org or call 770.452.7958 to support Angel Flight Soars with a tax-
deductible donation or for additional information.
Jeanine Chambers has served as the executive director of Angel Flight Soars for 18 years.
Under her leadership, Angel Flight’s missions have increased by 950 percent. It is also worth
noting that Jeanine has built Angel Flight’s public awareness to unprecedented levels.
Bert Light is a member of Angel Flight’s Board of Directors. He has been an Angel Flight
volunteer pilot and contributor since 1999. Bert is a partner in a family business, Artlite Office
Supply, that provides Angel Flight with administrative support. He was honored as Angel Flight’s
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pilot of the year in both 2000 and 2001.
Healthcare Attorney Michele Madison Talks Healthcare Reform In 2017
On this week’s episode, healthcare expert, Michele Madison, attorney with Morris, Manning, & Martin LLP, stopped by to talk about healthcare reform, what is coming and what it means for physician practices.
With November’s national election ushering in a new administration and rapid movement to make significant changes to the Affordable Care Act, healthcare practitioners and organizations have legitimate questions about efforts they should undertake to become compliant with ACA rules.
Michele shared her perspective on how healthcare leadership and practitioners should approach various aspects of ACA compliance in 2017, a year in which major elements affecting reporting and reimbursement were to be implemented.
GA Rep. Allen Peake Discusses Medical Marijuana Legislation
Representative Allen Peake serves the citizens of Georgia’s 141st District, which includes Macon. He is in his sixth term in the Georgia House. In 2015, Representative Peake sponsored Haleigh’s Hope Bill – a measure that was signed into law that allows Georgians who have specific conditions – including children who have seizures – to possess medical cannabis oil in Georgia. He is now sponsoring a bill that would expand the list of conditions that are covered by that law – as well as legislation that would allow a public vote on whether Georgia should allow the production and distribution of medical cannabis.