FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Vheda Health expands telehealth services to address COVID-19 and immediate/emergent infectious diseases

Columbia, Maryland, March 24, 2020 – Vheda Health, a leader in member compliance for Medicaid and Medicare insurers today announced an expansion of telehealth services enabling health plans across the country to monitor real-time viral symptoms to address immediate and emergent infectious diseases such as COVID-19.

The addition of this new infectious disease module leverages Vheda Health’s existing platform of services, combining human touch and technology to expand access to care virtually (especially to the most rural and remote areas of the United States), identify and prevent early onset of viral infections such as COVID-19, and decrease unnecessary emergency room utilization and cost.

For health plans looking to set up telemedicine, Vheda Health provides a turnkey extension for care management teams. This telehealth services leverages the power of a smartphone combined with human touch access through a dedicated health coach, triage nurses, and member support to create a staff-multiplier allowing workflow automation and prioritization based on real-time data and member need.

“No matter the situation, health care is something we will always need. Therefore, as citizens across our country are asked to practice shelter-in-place, health plans seek easy and effective ways of reaching their highest risk Medicaid and Medicare populations,” Shameet Luhar, chief executive officer of Vheda Health. “With our infrastructure built for scale, already supporting major chronic conditions including diabetes, heart failure, COPD, hypertension, obesity, and high-risk pregnancy, viral/infectious diseases are the next logical step.”

Vheda Health has been an early pioneer in solutions tailored for the Medicaid and Medicare populations. In order to support immediate demand for telehealth services, the capabilities are live in the Northeast, MidAtlantic, Midwest, and Southeast regions of the United States.

About Vheda Health

Vheda Health is a member compliance company dedicated to humanizing healthcare, through technology. With proven expertise in Medicaid, Medicare, and Duals populations, our telehealth programs deliver an average $17,175 per member per year savings by transforming the behavior of members with loosely-managed chronic conditions through human touch and technology. For more information, please visit www.vheda.com.
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