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Horizon increases access to telehealth — to help patients … and providers

Vanguard Medical Group was one of the more advanced physician groups in the state when it came to telehealth before the COVID-19 pandemic produced a stay-at-home order.

The Fairfield-based group, which has more than 55 doctors and advanced practitioners in 11 offices in North Jersey, used telehealth for some behavioral health services as well as part of a grant program to serve socially isolated elderly patients.

That being said, the services accounted for “maybe 1%” of the group’s revenues in the first month of the year, according to Thomas McCarrick, one of the co-founders of the group who serves as its chief medical officer and chief informatics officer.

That 1% now is proving to be worth a lot. 

Read more at ROI New Jersey.