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Made-in-Ottawa technology connecting loved ones with a single touch

aTouchAway a lifeline for families who can’t visit hospitals, nursing homes due to COVID-19 Kim Schrader often becomes emotional when she talks about her patients at the Queensway Carleton Hospital, but she’s worried about their families, too. With visits halted nearly two months ago due to COVID-19, Schrader, the clinical manager of...

New COVID-19 Stroke Guidelines Stress Support for Telehealth, mHealth

New guidelines for stroke triage published in the AHA’s Stroke journal call on first responders to use telehealth and mHealth to screen and diagnose patients and ensure speedy transport to the right care facility. By Eric Wicklund May 28, 2020 – A team of stroke experts has published new guidelines calling for...

Medicare considering making telehealth expansion permanent, Verma says

May 27, 2020By Rich Daly, HFMA senior writer and editor Medicare considering making telehealth expansion permanent, Verma says Medicare is reviewing whether to make telehealth waivers permanent. Waivers have expanded provider eligibility lists and available payment from Medicare. Hospitals are asking Congress to expand other federal telehealth programs.   Medicare...

New CMS Medicare Advantage Rule Creates Incentives for Providers to Invest in Telehealth

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Friday it has finalized changes to Medicare Advantage (MA) and Medicare Part D. The changes — detailed in a final rule for 2021 — partly seek to strengthen access to telehealth services, an increasingly important component of the health care system amid...

CMS expands telehealth options for Medicare Advantage plans

A final rule published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Friday would allows Medicare Advantage plans to cover more specialties through telehealth. By ELISE REUTER Post a comment / May 22, 2020 at 4:41 PM The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will allow Medicare Advantage plans to...

CMS Finalizes Telehealth Reimbursement for MA Plans, ESRD Patients

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a final rule on expanded telehealth coverage for members in Medicare Advantage plans and those living with end-stage renal disease. By Eric Wicklund May 22, 2020 – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is finalizing plans to expand telehealth coverage in Medicaid...

CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 – Physicians and Other Clinicians

 Physicians and Other Clinicians: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 Since the beginning of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the Trump Administration has issued an unprecedented array of temporary regulatory waivers and new rules to equip the American healthcare system with maximum flexibility to respond to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus...

CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 – Hospitals

 Hospitals: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 The Trump Administration is issuing an unprecedented array of temporary regulatory waivers and new rules to equip the American healthcare system with maximum flexibility to respond to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Made possible by President Trump’s recent emergency declaration and emergency...

CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 – Teaching Hospitals, Teaching Physicians and Medical Residents

 Teaching Hospitals, Teaching Physicians and Medical Residents: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 Since the beginning of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the Trump Administration has issued an unprecedented array of temporary regulatory waivers and new rules to equip the American healthcare system with maximum flexibility to respond to the...

CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 – Long Term Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities and/or Nursing Facilities)

 Long Term Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities and/or Nursing Facilities): CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 Since the beginning of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the Trump Administration has issued an unprecedented array of temporary regulatory waivers and new rules to equip the American healthcare system with maximum flexibility to...

CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 – Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)

 Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs): CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 Since the beginning of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the Trump Administration has issued an unprecedented array of temporary regulatory waivers and new rules to equip the American healthcare system with maximum flexibility to...

CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 – Long Term Care Hospitals & Extended Neoplastic Disease Care Hospitals

 Long Term Care Hospitals & Extended Neoplastic Disease Care Hospitals: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 04/29/20202 Since the beginning of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the Trump Administration has issued an unprecedented array of temporary regulatory waivers and new rules to equip the American healthcare system with maximum flexibility...

CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 – Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities

4/29/2020 Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 Since the beginning of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the Trump Administration has issued an unprecedented array of temporary regulatory waivers and new rules to equip the American healthcare system with maximum flexibility to respond to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus...

CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 – End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Facilities

 End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Facilities: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 04/29/2020 Since the beginning of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the Trump Administration has issued an unprecedented array of temporary regulatory waivers and new rules to equip the American healthcare system with maximum flexibility to respond to the...
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