Address:
1900 Powell St
Emeryville, California 94947
USA
949-385-1774
Contact Information
Linda Pauley
Vice President
949-385-1774
Linda@forefronttelecare.com
Year Incorporated or Founded:
2002
State Incorporated or Founded:
California
Company Type:
Medical specialty service provider to healthcare providers, Medical specialty service provider to non-healthcare systems
Company Type - Other:
We help private practice groups set up telehealth options as well as provide behavioral care and technology to qualified facilities ( SNF's, FQHC's, etc...)
Corporate Structure:
Private for-profit
Description of Services:

Forefront TeleCare, Inc. is a pioneer and U.S. leader in the delivery of behavioral health services to small, rural healthcare facilities via our unique HIPAA-compliant TeleCare service which incorporates software, hardware, and comprehensive service protocols. Our current specialty services include psychiatry and clinical psychology, and we have begun trials in delivering both physiatry and advanced wound care services. Our client facilities include skilled nursing facilities and clinics in 18 states from coast to coast. Our Forefront Provider Network currently includes psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and psychiatric nurse practitioners. We also have a turn key solution for Doctors in private practice to incorporate telehealth into their practice, making it convenient to see patients where they are. This enables them to maintain their patients and even offer more specialty services instead of referring out to other groups.

Tele-Services:
Psychiatry, Psychology
Currently providing services in:
Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Planning to expand to in near future:
Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Wyoming
Healthcare professionals have licenses in:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Target(s) for services:
Accountable Care Organizations, Community mental health clinics, FQHCs, Hospitals: rural, Insurers, Nursing homes, Skilled nursing facilities, Urgent care centers
Number of customers (hospitals, clinics) currently served:
100+
Number part-time MD/DO telehealth professionals:
51-60
Number part-time NP telehealth professionals:
11-15
Number part-time PhD telehealth professionals:
11-15
After licensing and credentialing, average time to initiate services to new partner/customer:
Less than 1 month
Telemedicine systems used to connect to customers:
Vidyo
Electronic health records (EHR) incorporated in services:
No
How EHR interfaces with the EHR of the referring/consulting site:
This can be done if there is a need for it to be available. Currently our providers get access to the facilities EMR to gather information and make notes if possible, if not they send progress notes back after the sessions to appropriate staff. We do have a platform to transfer data that is HIPAA compliant.
Wait time for consultation for emergency services:
Not applicable
Nonemergent Services wait time other:
We typically schedule consistent blocks of time for sessions, usually on a weekly basis
Integrate clinical practice guidelines into teleconsultations and practice:
Information not available
Provides Billing Services:
Provides Billing Services - Other:
Depends on the contract - we offer both billing an non billing options
Payers billed:
Medicare, Private payers (e.g., Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, UnitedHealthcare, Aetna), Tricare
Teleproviders are physically located in:
California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
How teleproviders are recruited:
Over the years we have accumulated a network of over 3000 providers that have expressed an interest in working with us. We have a selection/ credentialing process that each of our provides goes through working with our Medical Director Dr Andrew Rosenzwieg to ensure they are qualified and a good fit for our team.
Other Payment Model:
We work with all of the above models
Complies with HIPAA and HITECH:
Yes
Minimum monthly consultation requirement:
11-25
Minimum number of hospital beds:
no minimum
Minimum number of ICU or NICU beds:
no minimum

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