Category: Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)

CMS Expands Telehealth Coverage in Proposed 2022 Physician Fee Schedule

The proposal includes expanding Medicare coverage for telehealth services that address mental health and substance abuse issues and extending most COVID-19 freedoms until the end of 2023, as well as some coverage for FQHCs and RHCs. By Eric Wicklund July 14, 2021 – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ proposed 2022 Physician...

CONNECT for Health Act of 2021

CONNECT for Health Act of 2021Senators Schatz (D-HI), Wicker (R-MS), Cardin (D-MD), Thune (R-SD), Warner (D-VA), & Hyde-Smith (R-MS)The CONNECT for Health Act of 2021 promotes higher quality of care, increased access to care, andreduced spending in Medicare through the expansion of telehealth services. Numerous studies on telehealth –...

Advocating for underserved populations: Is remote patient monitoring the answer?

It’s crucial that today’s providers, innovators, and regulators alike continue to push for such tech adoption, driving virtual, continuous care in populations disproportionately affected by disease. By TARA DAVIS Post a comment / Oct 2, 2020 at 12:03 PM For years, healthcare providers have struggled to ensure that minorities, individuals residing in...

Trump executive order targets rural telehealth expansion

The executive order would call on the Department of Health and Human Services to develop a new pilot payment model for rural hospitals, and would set up a task force to improve broadband infrastructure in rural communities. For the past few months, policymakers from the states to Congress have...

Telehealth is ‘The Best Tool’ in the Healthcare Toolbox for FQHCs

Federally qualified health centers looking to expand their telehealth footprint need to take a closer look at why their patients are having problems accessing healthcare. Transportation issues, insurance availability, home life and school and work pressures all can play a part in whether someone can or can’t visit the...

The Time is Now for Providers to Apply for Some of the Remaining $130 Million Available Under the FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 As previously reported, Congress and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have removed longstanding regulatory barriers to the broad deployment of telehealth for general care during the COVID-19 pandemic. In parallel, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act has established the Federal Communication...

Community Health Centers Need a Telehealth Strategy, Resources to Survive

A new Health Affairs article notes how community health centers have struggled to use telehealth before and during COVID-19, and offers advice to help CHCs embrace connected health in the future. By Eric Wicklund June 03, 2020 – Community health centers will need a good grasp of telehealth to survive both the...

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...
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