Category: Medicare

CMS promises to ‘restore the doctor-patient relationship’ with 2019 proposed rule

by Joanne Finnegan | Jul 13, 2018 8:21am The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule on Thursday making what officials called “historic changes” to the Medicare program aimed at restoring the doctor-patient relationship. The federal agency issued the 1,473 page proposed rule (PDF) to update...

Proposed Policy, Payment, and Quality Provisions Changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for Calendar Year 2019

Date 2018-07-12 Title Proposed Policy, Payment, and Quality Provisions Changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for Calendar Year 2019 Contact press@cms.hhs.gov Proposed Policy, Payment, and Quality Provisions Changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for Calendar Year 2019 On July 12, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...

Telehealth Reimbursement May Be Coming: CMS Proposes Payment for Virtual Visits and Review of Pre-Recorded Images

Virtual Visits for Established Patients The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), for the first time, has proposed payment for virtual visits to established patients regardless of such patients’ location, effective January 1, 2019. The new service is described in CMS’ Notice of Proposed Rulemaking entitled Revisions to...

CMS Proposes Historic Changes to Modernize Medicare and Restore the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Date 2018-07-12 Title CMS Proposes Historic Changes to Modernize Medicare and Restore the Doctor-Patient Relationship Contact press@cms.hhs.gov CMS Proposes Historic Changes to Modernize Medicare and Restore the Doctor-Patient Relationship Proposed changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program would streamline clinician billing and expand access to...

CMS Proposes More Medicare Reimbursement For Telehealth, RPM

CMS’ proposed 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program includes coverage of telehealth-based check-in services and support for remote patient monitoring programs. By Eric Wicklund July 13, 2018 – The federal government is once again moving toward acceptance of telehealth and remote patient monitoring with new rules on...

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