The company is partnering with Corona Pathology to provide both a RT-PCR test to detect the presence of virus RNA and Cellex serological tests approved by the FDA, to provide qSARS-CoV-2 IgG/IgM Rapid tests. These tests are limited to laboratories certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) to perform moderate and high complexity tests.
We use a Lateral Flow Chromatographic immunoassay for the detection of IgM and IgG antibodies. Positive results for both IgG and IgM could occur after infection and can be indicative of acute or recent infection. We also use a COVID-19 real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCT) test for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2.
Immediately following the outbreak, some companies quickly launched simple home-testing kits to capitalize on this situation. The FDA has stopped those products until the vendors can show their products accurately detect the virus. Accurately testing for coronavirus with current PCR technology involves several steps, including carefully swabbing the nose or throat to collect a sample, placing it in a sterile tube, storing it below 46 degrees Fahrenheit and then shipping it to a lab within three days. Health officials warn that a number of things could go wrong if consumers try to swab, store and ship their own samples, potentially resulting in testing errors and undetected infection. This is why the TealHeal in-home solution, where a nurse or doctor administers the test, is both effective and FDA-approved.
Tests take less then 15 minutes to get preliminary results, with full results typically available in 24 hours.
The TealHeal solution is ideal because:
- It allows the patient to #stayhome
- Can be performed multiple times
- Requires minimal training for nurses/technicians
TealHeal provides palm-size portable vital signs monitors.
BodiMetrics™ VitalsRx captures all vital signs in less than a minute. Records and reports to you with hospital – grade accuracy:
- Respiratory Rate
- Heart Rate
- 1-lead ECG
- You can also prescribe VitalsRx for continuous monitoring:
- Blood Oxygenation (SpO2 and Pulse Rate for up to 15 hours);
- ECG (24 hour Holter) monitoring, recording and reporting.
Important differentiator: your patient's data will automatically populate the SOAP note and will appear in your e-Visit or Video-call report.
Use CPT codes to receive reimbursement for remote patient monitoring:
|99218-99223||Initial Observation Care|
|99281-99285||Emergency Department Visit|
|99291-99292||Critical Care First Hour|
|99341-99350||Home Visit Established Patient|
|99473||Self-measurement of blood pressure at home/education/training|
Part B Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Effective January 1, 2020
CMS added 85 more Medicare services covered under telehealth. Tele-visits are now being reimbursed at the same rate as face-to-face visits. We enable patients and doctors use the remote technology at its maximum.
TealHeal COVID-19 response encompasses 3 essential solutions for healthcare providers:
- Secure Telemedicine platform
- Vital Signs self-monitoring tools for your patients, integrated with a platform
- Point–of-care COVID-19 testing – at a patient’s home
CPT codes and reimbursement amounts:
|Code||Descriptor||Par||Non Par||Limiting Amount|
|99218||Initial observation care||$105.19||$99.93||$114.92|
|99219||Initial observation care||$143.60||$136.42||$156.88|
|99220||Initial observation care||$195.38||$185.61||$213.45|
|99221||Initial hospital care||$107.07||$101.72||$116.98|
|99222||Initial hospital care||$145.26||$138.00||$158.70|
|99223||Initial hospital care||$213.92||$203.22||$233.70|
|99281||Emergency dept visit||$23.46||$22.29||$25.63|
|99282||Emergency dept visit||$45.17||$42.91||$49.35|
|99283||Emergency dept visit||$67.56||$64.18||$73.81|
|99284||Emergency dept visit||$123.55||$117.37||$134.98|
|99285||Emergency dept visit||$179.25||$170.29||$195.83|
|99291||Critical care first hour||$232.64||$221.01||$254.16|
|99292||Critical care add 30 min||$130.41||$123.89||$142.47|
|99341||Home visit new patient||$58.29||$55.38||$63.69|
|99342||Home visit new patient||$83.24||$79.08||$90.94|
|99343||Home visit new patient||$136.63||$129.80||$149.27|
|99344||Home visit new patient||$193.92||$184.22||$211.85|
|99345||Home visit new patient||$235.95||$224.15||$257.77|
|99347||Home visit est patient||$58.32||$55.40||$63.71|
|99348||Home visit est patient||89.44||$84.97||$97.72|
|99349||Home visit est patient||$137.34||$130.47||$150.04|
|99350||Home visit est patient||$190.60||$181.07||$208.23|
|99473||Self-meas bp pt education||$12.45||$11.83||$13.60|
TealHeal Telemedicine platform options:
- Video Visits
- E-Visits through patient-provider portal
- Symptom Checker/Basic Triage for COVID-concerned patients
We provide online scheduling of video calls and e-visits for your patients. You can schedule your video-visits just as you schedule office visits.
Here's how the TealHeal Telemedicine platform differs from other products available today:
- Generate virtual visit report (SOAP note) compatible with any EHR with minimal charting
- HIPPA Compliant
- Highly Secure: encryption technology used for financial transactions/ no data leaks.
- Integrated with vital signs and test results
Our platform runs on Window’s based PCs / Parallels-enabled MacOs.