Archive for: July 2017

CMS Moves Forward with New Home Health Payment Model

Home Health payment changes made by CMS may impact reimbursement and care coordination for Medicare patients in the upcoming year. July 25, 2017 by Amy Baxter The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued its long-awaited proposed prospective payment system (PPS) rate update for 2018, marginally reducing...

CMS release its 2018 proposed Medicare Fee Schedule for physicians, included in the regulation changes are areas pertaining to the Physician Quality Report System (PQRS), payment on code modifiers, E/M documentation guidelines and technology advances such as the use of telehealth services. July 21, 2017 by the American Academy...

The extent of telehealth services being used by Medicare and Medicaid to improve patient management and outcomes.

The extent of telehealth services being used by Medicare and Medicaid to improve patient management and outcomes. July 20, 2017 by GAO U.S. Government Accountability Office. What GAO Found Available analysis GAO reviewed shows that Medicare providers used telehealth services (providing clinical care remotely by 2-way video) for a...
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