Category: Health and Human Services

Telehealth: Delivering Care Safely During COVID-19

During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, HHS has taken steps to make it easier to provide telehealth services. Telehealth — sometimes referred to as telemedicine — describes the use of 2-way communication technology for certain health care services. We encourage health care providers to adopt and use telehealth as a...

Telehealth & COVID-19

Latest Updates & Resources COVID-19 Telehealth Policy Resources to Know About With telehealth policy changing rapidly during the COVID-19 emergency, the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) and the National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers (NCTRCs) have worked to develop some important resources to help guide providers and telehealth...

Additional Background:Sweeping Regulatory Changes to Help U.S. Healthcare System Address COVID-19 Patient Surge

Mar 30, 2020  At President Trump’s direction, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is taking historic and unprecedented steps to equip the American healthcare system with maximum flexibility to respond to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. CMS is issuing a sweeping array of new rules and waivers...

COVID-19 CARES ACT SIGNED!

After passing in both the House and Senate, the President signed into law HR 748, the Coronavirus Aid Relief, and Economic Security Act or “CARES Act”.  The $2 trillion relief package not only provides economic relief but also funding for health care.  Among the provisions include funding for hospitals,...

Finalized Coverage Year 2020 Physician Fee Schedule – Everything You Need to Know

CARE MANAGEMENT SERVICES CMS is taking steps to further refine the codes for transitional care management (TCM) and chronic care management (CCM). They have also created new codes for principal care management (PCM) services for patients that have only one serious condition. Transitional Care Management (TCM) CMS has finalized...

Congress, Candidates and the White House Agree: Telehealth Is Policy to Get Behind

This week, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced the long-awaited updated version of the CONNECT for Health Act, a bill that is likely to be the most comprehensive bipartisan telehealth reform package to be introduced in this Congress. Lawmakers will consider the bill amid a surge in telehealth...

U.S. health officials unveil experiment to overhaul primary care

By Casey Ross @caseymross Federal health officials on Monday unveiled a new primary care experiment that seeks to pay doctors for providing stepped-up services that keep patients healthy and out of the hospital, an effort they say will transform basic medical services for tens of millions of American patients....
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