Category: Telehealth

CMS Announces ACO Overhaul, Enhances Telehealth Options

CMS has released new rules overhauling Medicare’s accountable care organizations (ACO) program. Called “Pathways to Success,” the new policies shorten risk-free periods and offer more regulatory flexibility, including for providing telehealth to people in their homes, among other changes. In recent years, home health companies have become more involved...

Modernizing Medicare: CMS Expands Reimbursement for Virtual Care and Telehealth

As part of the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule (Final Rule) published on November 23, 2018,1 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) took significant steps toward modernizing Medicare to expand reimbursement for virtual care, telehealth coverage and care coordination. In the Final Rule, CMS expands...

Congress Facing Pressure to Pass Telehealth Bill for Senior Care

Connected care advocates are pressuring Congress to pass the RUSH Act, which aims to increase telehealth and telemedicine services in senior care facilities. By Eric Wicklund November 19, 2018 – Connected care advocates are lobbying Congress to pass the Reducing Unnecessary Senior Hospitalizations (RUSH) Act of 2018, which aims to reduce rehospitalizations...

Medicare Expands Payment for Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring Services

  Through several recently published rules, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is making it possible for Medicare beneficiaries to have greater access to health care services provided remotely through telehealth or “telehealth-like” methods and to implement telehealth provisions included in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018...

Information on Medicare Telehealth

Information on Medicare Telehealth Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services November 15, 2018 Table of Contents EXECUTIVE SUMMARY……………………………………….. 1 Introduction………………………………………………………….. 1 Section 1. The populations of Medicare beneficiaries whose care may be improved most in terms of quality and efficiency by the expansion of telehealth services………………………………………………………………… 1 Section 2....

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