Category: Remote Patient Monitoring

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...

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...

Are State Medicaid Programs Doing Enough to Support Telemedicine?

A state-by-state survey of Medicaid programs finds that most support real-time audio-visual telemedicine and telehealth, but there’s far less support for programs that offer remote patient monitoring and store-and-forward services. By Eric Wicklund July 10, 2018 – Roughly 40 percent of the nation’s Medicaid programs are taking a progressive approach...

Insights on Patient Engagement and Behavior Change. Are hospital readmissions penalties actually improving health outcomes?

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Are hospital readmissions penalties actually improving health outcomes? Posted by Brent Walker, SVP Marketing & Analytics on Jan 17, 2018 1:44:27 PM A decade ago, a study of hospitalizations of Medicare beneficiaries uncovered average readmission rates ranging from 18.4 percent to 27.5 percent, depending on condition. Enter the Medicare Hospital Readmission...

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