Category: Remote Patient Monitoring

CMS Proposes to Modernize Medicare Advantage, Expand Telehealth Access for Patients

CMS Proposes to Modernize Medicare Advantage, Expand Telehealth Access for Patients Proposed rule would strengthen the popular system for private health insurance plans to provide Medicare coverage, increase plan flexibility to offer telehealth benefits, and improve coordination for dual-eligible beneficiaries In a proposed rule issued today, the Centers for...

CMS finalizes calendar year 2019 and 2020 payment and policy changes for Home Health Agencies and Home Infusion Therapy Suppliers

CMS finalizes calendar year 2019 and 2020 payment and policy changes for Home Health Agencies and Home Infusion Therapy Suppliers On October 26, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule setting out finalized Calendar Year (CY) 2019 Medicare payment updates, finalized quality reporting...

KLAS: Remote patient monitoring reduces admissions, readmissions, ER visits

Remote patient monitoring programs offer multiple clinical and financial benefits, including reducing hospital admissions among patients, according to a new KLAS Research report. KLAS Research partnered with the American Telemedicine Association to examine success factors for remote patient monitoring programs at different healthcare organizations, including hospitals, payers and home...

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...

2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program – CMS Proposed Rule – CPT Codes 990X0, 990X1, and 994X9 – Everything You Need to Know

CMS has proposed three new codes for RPM services, retitled “Chronic Care Remote Physiologic Monitoring,” which do a far better job reflecting how providers can more effectively and efficiently use RPM technology to monitor and manage patient care needs, including chronic care management.  If finalized, these three codes would...

After-Hours Telemedicine Helps Skilled Nursing Facilities Avoid Unnecessary Hospitalizations, AJMC® Study Finds

August 20, 2018 As skilled nursing facilities handle more complex care, the need arises for physician input before sending patients to the hospital. Study findings reported this month in The American Journal of Managed Care® show that using telemedicine for this purpose can lead to fewer hospitalizations and savings for Medicare....

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