Category: Telehealth

Why is (almost) no one billing for remote patient monitoring?

Did you know that there are eight CPT codes that could generate potentially millions of dollars of annual revenue for your organization without significantly changing provider workflows — and that would also help you deliver better care? The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) remote patient monitoring (RPM)...

Sanford-TytoCare Partnership Showcases Telehealth’s Evolution

By Robert Holly | June 10, 2019 Not too long ago, “telehealth” often meant connecting home- and community-based patients with their physicians via some sort of simple, tablet-like hardware. Today, however, the term can mean so much more — and at-home care providers need to start preparing their operations...

CCHP Report Finds Video-Based Telemedicine Coverage Is Nationwide

The latest report on state Medicaid coverage of telehealth by the Center for Connected Health Policy finds that video-based telemedicine is now covered in some form in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. By Eric Wicklund May 30, 2019 – Every state now offers Medicaid reimbursement for some...

New Bill Seeks to Expand Telehealth Services in Rural Health Clinics

A bill introduced in April seeks to expand telehealth services offered by the nation’s 4,300 rural health clinics by enabling them to be qualified through Medicare as distant site providers. By Eric Wicklund May 15, 2019 – Congress is considering a bill that would enable rural health clinics to support...

CMS Issues Final Rule for Telehealth

Monday, May 13, 2019 Citing the use of telehealth as a care delivery option for Medicare Advantage (MA or Part C) enrollees with the potential to “improve access to and timeliness of needed care, increase convenience for patients, increase communication between providers and patients, enhance care coordination, improve quality...

CMS Announces Final Rules for Medicare Advantage Telehealth Benefits

On April 5, 2019, CMS issued final rules (the Final Rule) implementing various provisions of the 2018 Bipartisan Budget Act (the 2018 Budget).  The 2018 Budget includes provisions allowing Medicare Advantage plans to provide telehealth benefits as basic benefits, which are paid for by the Medicare program, rather than...

U.S. health officials unveil experiment to overhaul primary care

By Casey Ross @caseymross Federal health officials on Monday unveiled a new primary care experiment that seeks to pay doctors for providing stepped-up services that keep patients healthy and out of the hospital, an effort they say will transform basic medical services for tens of millions of American patients....

CMS Final Rule Offers the Promise of Additional Telehealth Services for MA Plan Enrollees

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) has published a final rule that will expand access to telehealth services for Medicare Advantage (“MA”) plan enrollees.CMS Administrator Seema Verma characterized the agency’s latest policymaking efforts as “a historic step in bringing innovative technology to Medicare beneficiaries” and a way for the agency to...

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