KuraMD Telehealth for Work Comp
Shasta-Trinity Schools Insurance Group and Schools Insurance Authority (SIA) has recognized that access to occupational medical care is limited in our region. An alternative was needed that provided easier access for employees working and/or living in remote areas and an option for non-emergency medical care for after-hour injuries.
Telemedicine is that option. According to the American Medical Association, more than 70% of injury claims do not require clinical intervention and could be treated using telemedicine.
Benefits of Telemedicine
- 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.
A telehealth pilot program has been launched with Shasta-Trinity Schools Insurance Group and Schools Insurance Authority as an option for injured workers.
Injured workers have the option to elect to treat through Telehealth. We have selected Kura MD as the telehealth provider as they:
- Specialize in occupational injuries
- Kura MD physicians are either an MD or DO
- Their telemedicine platform (physician and patient portal) are secure and HIPAA compliant
- Access 24/7 365 days a year
1. Call Kura MD’s medical coordinator at (855) 295-8218
2. Answer some basic questions:Name Address Date of Birth SSN Phone/Cell Number Employer’s Name (provide the district’s name)
3. Explain your work injury. Some of these questions may be the same or similar to the questions asked by School's Insurance Authority’s Early Intervention Nurse. This process is necessary and no different than the standard patient intake forms you would need to fill out when seeing a physician at an occupational clinic office.
4. Use a computer, smartphone or tablet to join with the doctor for your medical examination. The medical coordinator will instruct you on how to join a doctor’s visit online. Once you connect using audio/video, the initial phone call will end. You will now be in the HIPAA secure Kura MD meeting to “See a Doctor Now.”
The medical coordinator can also help you update your own smart device which will allow you to attend follow-up appointments using your own device:
How to Update your Smart Device - Bookmark iOS and Android Devices:
The following are instructions to bookmark the Kura MD portal login on your smartphone for a doctor visit.
- Launch the Safari browser on Apple’s iOS and navigate to the website or web page you want to add to your home screen. https://portal.kura.md
- Tap the Share button on the browser’s toolbar — that’s the rectangle with an arrow pointing upward. It’s on the bar at the top of the screen on an iPad, and on the bar at the bottom of the screen on an iPhone or iPod Touch.
- Tap the “Add” to Home Screen icon in the Share menu.
- You’ll be prompted to name the shortcut before tapping the “Add” button. The shortcut can be dragged around and placed anywhere, including in app folders — just like a normal App icon.
- Launch Chrome for Android and open the website or web page you want to pin to your home screen. https://portal.kura.md
- Tap the menu button and tap “Add” to home screen.
You’ll be able to enter a name for the shortcut and then Chrome will add it to your home screen.