With A New State Law In Place, DFW Is Gearing Up For Telemedicine Expansion

Three years ago, Addison-based Concentra Occupational Health watched as Nevada joined other U.S. states in adding a telemedicine parity law. Such laws say that private insurers have to reimburse telemedicine visits the same way they do in-person visits. Nevada’s rule even specifically mentioned workers’ compensation, a key for Concentra. The shifting regulatory environment in that state and elsewhere would eventually provide reason enough for Concentra to enter the market, introducing a telemedicine product in 2017. A Concentra executive told me that it’s been well-received, prompting the company to expand within the telemed arena. The company provides workers’ compensation injury care… Full Story

Quest Diagnostics To Open 10 Clinics in DFW

Madison, N.J.-based Quest Diagnostics, a diagnostic information services provider, and Boise, Ida.-based Albertsons, a nationwide food and drug retailer, will open 10 medical clinics inside Albertsons-owned Tom Thumb retail locations in North Texas by the end of June. Full Story