Category: Medicare

Billing for Telehealth Encounters – An Introductory Guide On Fee-for-Service

Billing for Telehealth Encounters AN INTRODUCTORY GUIDE ON FEE-FOR-SERVICE January 2020 INTRODUCTION Among the most frequent questions raised regarding telehealth is how an encounter is billed. According to the American Hospital Association, “76 percent of U.S. hospitals connect with patients and consulting practitioners at a distance through the use...

Here’s what providers need to know as RPM is poised for take-off with new CMS rules

With the new CMS rules going into effect in 2020, providers have more opportunity than ever before to seize these benefits by collecting critical patient information while streamlining talent and spatial resources. By Christopher McCann This past fall, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its final...

2020 Vision – Better Connectivity is Helping Health Care – aTouchAway Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Platform Experiencing Exponential Growth

A patient’s ‘circle of care’ can include relatives, friends, a spiritual adviser or the pharmacist, not just doctors, nurses, or telehealth clinicians. Technology is helping bring them all together. BRIGITTE PELLERINJanuary 3, 2020 A fresh decade means fresh ideas. Brigitte Pellerin talks to some of the local people who...

Remote Patient Monitoring, Reimbursement Topped Headlines in 2019

Top mHealth trends in 2019 included remote patient monitoring, telehealth reimbursement, substance use disorder care, chronic disease management, and direct-to-consumer mHealth technology. By Samantha McGrail As 2019 comes to an end, healthcare organizations are reflecting on the trends and stories that most influenced their behaviors in the past year....

The Chronic Care Management (CCM) – Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) – Reimbursement Guide – Coverage Year 2020

CMS has released its final rule for the 2020 Physician’s Fee Schedule. We have previously covered how one can set up a chronic care management program in 5 steps. We have also covered the available CPT codes that can be used to bill for chronic care management, which also includes...

Gingrich & DeSantis: A health care revolution is coming – It could give you 24/7 access to a doctor

In Washington’s increasingly toxic atmosphere – filled with impeachment hearings, the jostling of the Democratic primary, and an obsession with trivial gaffes and scandal over substance – it can be hard to notice when members of both parties collaborate to try and achieve something positive. Fortunately, it does still...

Home health to pare down therapy services, up telehealth offerings

Alex Kacik Home health providers will look to significantly expand their telehealth offerings as they curtail their therapy services, according to a new survey. The number of home health agencies that use telehealth services like remote patient monitoring, virtual consultations and medication management technology will double over the next...

Home health agencies expanding, rolling out more telehealth services

Author: Linda Wilson Dive Brief: Home health agencies are growing their businesses, with 43% of them planning to expand or add services in the next two years, according to a survey of the companies from Definitive Healthcare, which sells data on healthcare providers. Telehealth will see a jump as almost...

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...

Telehealth creates a new kind of health care experience

Maria knew something was wrong.  A working mom in her mid-thirties, Maria has diabetes — and she was feeling more fatigued than usual. She thought it could be a urinary tract infection (UTI), so she booked a video visit — a virtual consultation with a physician. The doctor agreed...
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