Archive for: November 2018

This New Rule Will Expand Telemedicine to More Medicare Advantage Users

Good news for Americans who use Medicare Advantage. The Trump administration is proposing a new Medicare rule that will enable more Medicare Advantage enrollees to access telemedicine, a form of health care delivery that uses information technology and telecommunications tools to deliver traditional medical care to patients. This is...

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 (BBA)....

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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