FAQs - Occupational Telemedicine
Questions and Answers Related to Occupational Telemedicine and Telehealth
What is Occupational Telemedicine?
- Occupational Telemedicine is the new, efficient way to provide medical care for employees who are injured on the job.
How Does Occupational Telemedicine work?
- When an employee is injured at work, he or she calls the Kura MD medical coordinator call center to be connected to a physician by phone, or online using a smartphone, tablet, or computer.
- Kura MD partners with local Occupational Medicine Clinics, Urgent Care Centers, and Physical Therapy facilities for when the injured employee needs clinical intervention. “According to the AMA more than 70% of injury claims do not require clinical intervention and could be treated using telemedicine.”
- As the injured worker progresses, they can schedule convenient follow-up visits while at work, home, or traveling, improving outcomes and getting back to work faster.
What Are the Benefits to My Business?
- Improved productivity. Your employees will spend less time driving to an in-office visit and more time at work.
- Improved communication. We accomplish this using our integrated telehealth platform that connects all key stakeholders including the injured worker, physician, employer, claims administrator, and nurse case managers.
What Are the Benefits to My Employees?
- Convenience. Employees can receive medical attention without traveling or missing work.
- Increased availability. Online physician consultations allow flexibility when scheduling appointments, typically not available at a traditional brick-and-mortar medical facility.
- Fast support. If an employee’s medical condition changes or if an employee has a question, the employee has access to same day appointments and access to their telehealth portal to review previous medical consultations.
Will There Be Additional Costs for My Business?
- No. Our Occupational Telemedicine service is simply an extension to the services already provided by traditional brick-and-mortar medical clinics. There is no cost to the employer to add Kura MD’s telehealth services for workers’ compensation.