Category: Telehealth

Adding Telehealth, Remote Care Benefits into Health Plan Options Payers can add value to their health plan options by offering telehealth and remote care benefits to beneficiaries.

Insurance payers that consider adding telehealth services and technology can expect a better health management outcomes for their members and better opportunities for care coordination.  May 16, 2018 by Thomas Beaton Payers that include telehealth and remote care benefits in their health plan options could position themselves as leaders...

CMS Debuts Strategy to Improve Rural Healthcare

Increasing the use of telehealth for patients in rural communities are among the strategic goals CMS is working towards as part of their new agency policies.  May 8, 2018 by Jack O’Brien In conjunction with federal, state, and local agencies, CMS is aiming to implement effective solutions for 60 million Americans. The...

Upper Peninsula Health Care Solutions holds telehealth and opioid forum

Upper Peninsula Health Care Solutions serving over 300,000 residents in Michigan shares the benefits of using telehealth during their annual Trustee Forum. CEO Dennis Smith expressing the positive outcomes they are experiencing with their remote patient monitoring pilot program by saying, ” including Telehealth for patients has created many positive outcomes.” April...

GOP Lawmakers Expected to Draft Bill to Expand Telehealth Services Under Medicare House Ways and Means Committee legislation intended to reduce unnecessary, expensive emergency room visits

A new bill is being worked on by The House Ways and Means Committee to increase the use of telehealth services for Medicare beneficiaries in nursing homes facilites in order to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations.    April 11, 2018 by Jon Reid A bill that is expected to be drafted...

Medicare Expands Telehealth Benefits

Under the new congressional budget provision access to telehealth technologies for patients with heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and stroke will prevent readmission, improve health outcomes and reduce medical cost across the board.   March 5, 2018 by Barbara A. Gabriel Some Medicare beneficiaries will have more access to telehealth services that...

CMS Expands Reimbursement for Telehealth Services

Thr Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) physician fee schedule  2018 has made strong strives in reimbursing for telehealth services.  March 1, 2018 by  Akerman LLP Stacey L. Callaghan Despite telehealth’s significant expansion over the past ten years, it has been plagued by a historically unstable regulatory and...

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