Frequently asked questions
What is the Louisiana Virtual Medical Alliance?
The Louisiana Virtual Medical Alliance (LVMA) is under the operation of Dr. Lacayo, Founder and CEO with Adam Terry, Co- Founder and Manager of Government Affairs. With unwavering commitment to improving healthcare access, and healthcare outcomes for individuals and families throughout the rural areas of our state through Telehealth Technology the LVMA was created.
What is the Louisiana Rural Health Association?
The Louisiana Rural Health Association (LRHA) recognizes that rural areas are unique and differ from urban areas in their geography, population mix and density, economics, lifestyle, values, and social organizations. Rural people and communities require programming and advocacy that responds to their unique characteristics and needs. Through discussion and exploration, the LRHA works to create a clear understanding of rural health care in Louisiana, its needs, and effective ways to meet these needs.
Who is the vendor for the telehealth hardware and software program?
AMD Global Telemedicine is the vendor that the Louisiana Virtual Medical Alliance has chosen to provide the hardware and software for the telemedicine program.
What is AMD?
AMD Global Telemedicine has been a pioneer of Telemedicine and an industry leader in telehealth solutions. AMD’s telehealth solutions include software platforms, integrated medical devices, and telemedicine bundled kits that empower healthcare providers to deliver the highest possible level of care to any patient, anywhere, regardless of the circumstances.
Is there any cost to the clinic for hardware?
The equipment is being provided to the participating sites through funding from USDA’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program; therefore, the sites will not incur any up-front costs during the grant funding period.
Can you provide some more information about the financial impact of program on the clinic?
The sites will not incur any up-front costs during the grant funding period, all while increasing revenue for the clinics due to being able to bill for an increase of encounters.
What equipment will be provided to the clinic?
What equipment will be provided to the schools?
What equipment will be provided to the Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)?
What are the major benefits of telehealth in our clinics?
Their aim is to help you bring technologically advanced and efficient healthcare services to your facility allowing the patients the ability to see a provider on site to receive care quicker. Also, increasing revenue via telehealth visits and increasing ease of routine health and wellness/ annual visits.
What are the major benefits of telehealth in our schools?
Their aim is to help you bring technologically advanced primary and behavioral healthcare services to your school allowing students to see a provider while at school. This not only reduces the stress levels of the student’s parent but also allows them to continue to work.
Can I utilize my telehealth equipment with existing patients?
Yes you absolutely can.
Can I bring specialty care through telehealth into my practice using this this hardware and software?
Yes you can
What are the major benefits of telehealth in SNF (Skilled Nursing Facilities)?
Their aim is to help you bring technologically advanced and efficient healthcare services to your facility allowing residents the ability to see a provider on site to receive care quicker which is shown to reduce hospital admissions. This program also has the ability to decrease ambulance service costs as well as reduce the number of accompanying personnel paid by your facility.