Category: Telehealth

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...

Remote Patient Monitoring Brings mHealth Care Management Into the Home

Remote Patient Monitoring Brings mHealth Care Management Into the Home
With mHealth tools and platforms, remote patient monitoring programs have the potential to extend care management and coordination outside the doctor’s office or hospital and into the patient’s home. Remote patient monitoring programs have the potential to reduce chronic care costs and hospital readmissions and improve clinical outcomes by...

Can one new code spur a telehealth revolution?

  By Bruce Gosser Overburdened and inefficient. An accurate description of today’s US healthcare system which wasn’t designed to handle the current population’s health needs. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 68 percent of Americans aged 65 and older are living with multiple chronic conditions....

49 groups urge CMS to set codes to cover remote monitoring

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By Fred Bazzoli Published June 12 2018, 7:47am EDT Some 49 provider organizations, IT professional groups and vendors are urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to designate reimbursement codes that will enable reimbursement for remote monitoring services. Such a step would ensure payment for digital health services...

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