New coalition of veterinary groups aims to advance telehealth for patient care

Founding coalition members include more than 30 veterinary associations and industry businesses.

A group of leading professional and industry organizations have formed the Coalition for Connected Veterinary Care with the goal of seeking to enhance and expand patient care through wider use of telehealth in veterinary medicine. Announced during the 2022 American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the coalition will collaborate across the veterinary and animal health industry to enhance and expand veterinary care by leveraging technology, while safeguarding the health and welfare of animals and the people who care for them, according to an organizational press

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Health care costs keep rising. A new California agency aims to fix that | News

In 2017, a rare viral infection hospitalized Bernadette Moordigian for three weeks and paralyzed her for nearly nine months. Although she had health insurance, the hospital sent her an $80,000 bill. She appealed and got financial aid but was still on the hook for $10,000.

In 2018, Shelly Tsai, a lawyer with Neighborhood Legal Services Los Angeles, took on a client who opted to give birth at home with a midwife. Insurance wouldn’t foot the $8,000 bill despite it costing three times less than a hospital birth.

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