Category: Chronic Disease

Reimbursement Update for Remote Patient Monitoring and Chronic Care Management – CPT Codes 99091, 99490, 99487, 99489, and G0506

The 2018 Physician Fee Schedule Rule Includes Reimbursement for Remote Patient Monitoring and New Telemedicine Codes Medicare will pay for CPT code 99091 and the 2018 unadjusted reimbursement rate will be $58.67/month. The un-bundled CPT code 99091 in 2018 means that providers will be able to get reimbursed separately...

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...

Telehealth sweet spot? Remote monitoring of patients with cardiovascular or respiratory disease, AHRQ says

In the coming years according to the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the medical industry could see telehealth technologies being used to monitor maternal and pediatric care, and dermatology. For now though the supporting data amplifies the benefits of telehealth in reducing hospital readmission’s and improving...

Top Three Reasons Accountable Care Organizations Should Use Telehealth and Telemedicine

The medical cost associated with providing Medicare beneficiaries the use of telehealth technologies and remote patient monitoring services can be shared among ACO’s according to federal regulations under the Medical Shared Savings Program (MSSP) waivers. The financial impact revealed by CMS was a saving of nearly $600 million in...

New York’s Telehealth Legislation Stresses Remote Monitoring

Starting in January 1, 2016 New York will be among the number of states providing healthcare reimbursement for telehealth services from both commercial health plans and Medicaid.   By Vera Gruessner on October 22, 2015 Telehealth legislation continues to break new ground, as more states adopt telemedicine coverage and payment parity laws are...

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