Category: Medicare

CMS to Reimburse Providers for Remote Patient Monitoring Services

CMS has issued its final update to the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program, including three new CPT codes for reimbursement of remote patient monitoring. The changes mark an important step in the government’s acceptance of mHealth and telehealth technology. By Eric Wicklund November 02, 2018 – The...

CMS Shifting Home Health to Value-Based Payments Under New Model

The finalized Patient-Driven Groupings Model will transition home health agencies to more of a value-based payment system by 2020, CMS announced. November 01, 2018 – CMS recently finalized a new value-based payment system for home health agencies that would move Medicare reimbursement away from the volume of therapy delivered. Medicare...

CMS finalizes changes to remote monitoring reimbursement for home health providers

Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, home health providers will be allowed to build the costs of remote monitoring technology into Medicare reimbursement, according to a new rule finalized by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Wednesday. The rule (PDF), which includes a $420 million pay increase for home health agencies...

CMS Proposes Telehealth Expansion for Medicare Advantage Plans

CMS is proposing to loosen reimbursement and access restrictions on the use of telehealth and telemedicine in Medicare Advantage plans, giving providers more opportunities to use connected care technology. By Eric Wicklund October 29, 2018 – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is looking to expand telehealth access for...

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