Archive for: May 2017

Congress Considers Multiple Telehealth Bills

Legislative changes are occurring at both the federal and at the state level pertaining to the use of telehealth coverage. The Medicare Telehealth Parity Act and the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act of 2017 are both once again being reevaluated for...

Economic burden of hospitalizations of Medicare

Great study emphasizing the financial cost hospital encounter with readmission for Congestive Heart Failure ( CHF) Medicare patients.  May 10, 2017 by Meredith Kilgore,1 Harshali K Patel,2 Adrian Kielhorn,2 Juan F Maya,2 and Pradeep Sharma1 Economic burden of hospitalizations of Medicare beneficiaries with heart failure Meredith Kilgore,1 Harshali K Patel,2 Adrian Kielhorn,2 Juan F Maya,2 and Pradeep Sharma1 Author information ► Copyright...

HEART Act Targets Medicare Limits on Rural Telehealth, RPM The bill – the latest to take aim at Medicare’s restrictions on telemedicine – seeks to boost rural residents’ access to telehealth and bolster remote patient monitoring programs for those with heart disease.

The HEART Act filed early this month is set to relief some of the challenges Medicare regulations has set for congestive heart failure (CHF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients in rural areas. The cost saving thus far as indicted by per Rep. Sean Duffy ( R-Wis)  in...
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