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Key tools providers need to build and evaluate remote second opinion programs

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How to start and build an RSO program

Effective RSO programs support provider organizations’ strategic goals, such as expanding access, improving the quality of care, or creating new revenue streams. Regardless of the goal, this checklist reviews how to get started on an RSO program. Read on to see what questions you should be asking yourself and your team.

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Evaluate your RSO program and workstream
In an RSO program, creating an efficient workstream is important. This maturity model will help you assess the components in your workstream and demonstrate how they can be more streamlined. Assess your program across the nine dimensions in this maturity model to see if you are a pilot, intermediate, or established program. Your program may fall into different maturity levels across each dimension.

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How are remote second opinions reimbursed?

Remote second opinions (RSOs) connect patients with specialists via virtual modalities and gather relevant clinical information without the need for in-person visits—and amid Covid-19, when arranging in-person visits is more difficult, RSOs are more important than ever. However, reimbursement for these services has historically been a challenge.

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4 reasons remote second opinions are important in cancer care

Remote second opinions (RSOs) enable specialists to review and consult on patient cases from afar—a technology that's perhaps more important than ever amid the Covid-19 pandemic, when both patients and providers rely heavily on telehealth.

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Why should we be talking about remote second opinions?

Remote second opinions (RSOs) not only improve health care access amid Covid-19, but they also help solve for some of the challenges stemming from the increased use of telehealth. Advisory Board's Manasi Kapoor and Elysia Culver spoke with Purview's Les Trachtman to discuss the benefits of asynchronous telehealth services, such as RSOs, and the efficiencies RSOs create in data collection.

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