Category: Reimbursement

Telehealth Advocates Respond to CMS ‘Virtual Visit’ Proposal

July 16, 2018 by David Raths To get around legal restrictions on telehealth reimbursement, CMS expands its definition of ‘communication technology–based services’ Among all the proposed changes the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rolled out last week, ones related to telehealth drew considerable interest. Although it can’t...

Healthcare Leaders React to CMS’ 2019 QPP Proposed Rule and E&M Coding Changes

Many health IT industry groups, policy experts and other industry stakeholders continue to delve into the 1,473-page proposed rule released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on July 12 that provides updates to the Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program (QPP), which encapsulates the Medicare...

Federal Regulatory Developments Brewing in Telehealth

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Two federal agencies – the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) and the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) – announced separate initiatives last week that stand to increase patient access to telehealth services. Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for Calendar Year 2019. The CY 2019 Medicare...

CMS’s 2019 proposal makes broad strides in telehealth, interoperability, documentation

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released its new proposed Physician Fee Schedule and Qualified Payment Program updates for 2019, and the announcement includes some big strides forward in promoting digital health technology, including widened telemedicine coverage, an overhaul of documentation requirements, and a new focus on interoperability....

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...

FCC Eyes Support for Telehealth, RPM Projects Serving Rural America

The FCC’s proposed $100 million Connected Care Pilot Program would focus on telehealth, telemedicine and remote patient monitoring projects to help low-income Americans, especially veterans and those in rural areas. By Eric Wicklund July 12, 2018 – Federal authorities are proposing to launch a $100 million program to support telehealth...

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