Telemedicine provider TripleCare is expanding into to more skilled-nursing and assisted-living facilities.
For the first time, the company will have a presence in Virginia, where it's bringing its telemedicine services to Saber Healthcare Group's facilities. TripleCare already provides services to Saber skilled-nursing facilities in Pennsylvania, which are among Saber's 105 facilities across six states.
"An increasing number of SNFs are recognizing that telemedicine can bring added physician services that help them avoid readmissions to hospitals by treating patients in place through virtual bedside visits," said TripleCare CEO Mary Jo Gorman. "In addition to this Saber relationship, we've seen our business grow significantly this past year."
The expansion into Virginia is set to be done by year-end.
TripleCare, based in New York City, has contracts with more than 60 skilled-nursing facilities in 10 states. Each facility usually works with about four of TripleCare's 30 physicians, which the company says allows for continuity of care. These physicians are paid hourly, rather than on a fee-for-service basis.