Irvine, CA – CorVel Corporation (NASDAQ: CRVL) recently announced telehealth services as part of their existing Enterprise Comp claims management model to deliver immediate access to providers for injured employees. The Company currently offers early intervention services for workers’ compensation customers through a 24/7 nurse triage hotline. After being screened by a triage nurse, their service offering will now include the ability to connect injured workers with virtual doctor visits via computers and smart mobile devices.
“Telehealth is an exciting enhancement for the workers’ compensation industry and our program. By engaging this new technology, we hope to impact our program by streamlining communication and facilitating care for the injured worker more efficiently. We continue to look to CorVel for innovations to improve our program and look forward to the positive outcomes ahead,” said Jenny Novoa, Senior Director, Risk Management and Safety at Gap Inc., a CorVel client.
Telehealth, which is approved in nearly all states, is integrated into the Company’s proactive healthcare model as an option for qualified injuries, primarily musculoskeletal. Industry research shows the sooner an injured worker seeks care, the better outcomes that are produced, including faster return to work and reduced claims costs. Telehealth preserves the integrity of the patient-physician relationship with confidential, HIPAA compliant transactions, while also channeling injured workers to network providers for physical therapy or prescriptions when needed.
“As CorVel continually looks to improve the quality of care for injured workers, telehealth was a logical next step for us,” said David Lupinsky, Vice President, Medical Review Services. “We are adding convenience for the injured worker while significantly reducing lag times from the workplace injury to initial treatment.”
CorVel remains focused on delivering innovative, technology-driven solutions with continuous investments in the Company’s technology infrastructure. All claims data obtained through telehealth visits is loaded into CorVel’s claims management portal, www.caremc.com, in real time making the information easily accessible for all constituents. Telehealth introduces the next generation of on-demand information processing solutions for risk management.