Archive for: September 2018

Telehealth and the law: the challenge of reimbursement

Technological advances continue to expand the healthcare delivery marketplace. Through technology, more and more providers are trying to cash in on telehealth. As with any other business, the healthcare industry is driven by profitability. In healthcare, profitability is generally driven by reimbursements from government payers such as Medicare and...

Adopting Telemedicine Increases Ability to Treat in Place and Lower Hospitalizations

By Mary Jo Gorman, MD, MBA ON September 14, 2018 An Increasing Number of Skilled Nursing Facilities are Catching the Telemedicine Wave Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) nationwide are experiencing increasing challenges. These include sicker patients, higher turnover in staff, narrowing of referral networks, increased regulatory oversight and pressure to...

AMA Adds Connected Health CPT Codes, Pushes for Medicare Payment

The 2019 CPT code set includes new remote patient monitoring and internet consulting codes to encourage innovative care delivery and Medicare payment for connected health. September 07, 2018 – The American Medical Association (AMA) updated the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set in 2019 to include new codes for connected...

AMA Releases 2019 CPT Code Set

CHICAGO—The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced the release of the 2019 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set. There are 335 code changes in the new CPT edition reflecting the CPT Editorial Panel and the health care community’s combined annual effort to capture and describe the latest scientific and technological advances...
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