Elation co-founder shares expertise on telehealth and wearables

By | September 2, 2020 at 10:18 am

Elation Health co-founder and CEO Kyna Fong was tapped by two major industry publications recently to share her expertise on topics of concern to healthcare providers during these uncertain times. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected virtually everyone across the globe in some way. Independent physicians, in particular, face challenges as they attempt to continue to…



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COVID-19 and cash flow for independent practices

By | August 5, 2020 at 3:06 pm

Let’s talk cash flow. With the complexity of medical billing in the US, independent primary care medical practices are likely just now feeling the real cash hit of the COVID-19 crisis. Why now? To start, there’s a standard 45-90 day lag from when a patient is seen in a medical practice to when the practice…



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Sparks from a DPC physician

By | July 15, 2020 at 2:47 pm

Direct primary care (DPC) physician Julie K. Gunther has just published an inspirational and helpful guide for other aspiring DPC physicians. Sparks Start Fires: A Guide for Dreamers Who Are Also Doctors is “peppered with personal anecdotes, shared leanings, spreadsheets, cautionary tales, resource lists and more.” The book “outlines how to start your own direct…



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The “new normal” for independent primary care practices

By | June 29, 2020 at 1:43 pm

What’s the “new normal” for independent primary care practices three months after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic? We see many of our Elation practices have rebounded, in spite of severe impact early and limited financial aid. Telemedicine has been a major help. Fee-for-service primary care practice’s in particular are more likely to have returned…



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Is help actually getting to primary care practices on the front-lines?

By | June 3, 2020 at 9:36 am

Is help actually getting to primary care practices on the front-lines? Only 21% of applications for COVID-19 financial aid have been approved from taking a closer look with Elation’s independent primary care practices. We tracked 56 applications for COVID financial relief across 35 medical practices. Of those, only 12 had been approved and funded as…



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Introducing Elation’s financial guide

By | May 11, 2020 at 9:00 am

Health and safety are your primary concerns during the coronavirus outbreak, but the financial stability of your independent practice is also paramount. To assist you in learning more about financial help that may be available to you and your practice, as well as the new billing codes for remotely providing healthcare, Elation Health has published…



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COVID-19 Resource Center launched for independent practices

By | April 24, 2020 at 9:00 am

Continuing to support our independent physicians throughout the coronavirus outbreak, Elation Health has launched a new resource center specifically designed to assist providers and their patients. We recognize that most independent practices are working virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic, continuing to care for your patients with innovations such as telehealth, and have made available a…



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A sigh of relief on the frontlines of independent primary care

By | April 21, 2020 at 3:35 pm

Ready for some hopeful signs? We’ve been following the trends for independent primary care practices very closely during COVID-19 and there are some truly bright spots to share this week. Our community of independent practices includes 14,000 clinicians in both fee-for-service (FFS) and direct primary care (DPC) practices. In early March, there was panic as…



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How COVID-19 is affecting independent primary care

By | April 7, 2020 at 10:23 am

Life is moving fast for independent primary care practices. While still struggling during COVID-19, thankfully, there is new support and signs of adaptation. Here’s what we’re seeing at Elation Health for our 14,000 primary care and direct primary care clinicians and their 7 million patients. First, here’s the good news. We are grateful that 3…



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