Archive for: March 2019

Medicare Remote Patient Monitoring: CMS Allows “Incident to” Billing

CMS just announced a clarification that remote patient monitoring under CPT code 99457 may be furnished by auxiliary personnel, “incident to” the billing practitioner’s professional services.  An “incident to” service is one that is performed under the supervision of a physician (broadly defined), and billed to Medicare in the...

The Future Of Telehealth In 2019

Towards the end of 2018, several developments in the area of telehealth signal significant changes are on the horizon in 2019. The following provides a summary of these developments and implications for 2019 and beyond. Medicare Advantage Payment for Telehealth In the November 1, 2018 proposed policy and technical...

Congress Eyes Another Shot at Telehealth for SNFs with RUSH Act Return

Lawmakers are poised to reintroduce the RUSH Act, which aims to give SNFs more incentives to use telehealth and telemedicine to improve patient care and reduce rehospitalizations. By Eric Wicklund March 04, 2019 – A proposal to give skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) more incentives to use telehealth and telemedicine will...
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