Category: Reimbursement

California Expands Medicaid Coverage for Telehealth, mHealth Services

The state’s Department of Health Care Services has amended its connected health coverage guidelines to include, among other things, eConsults, asynchronous telehealth and home-based care. By Eric Wicklund August 27, 2019 – California’s Department of Health Care Services has made some significant changes to its telehealth and mHealth coverage, giving...

Telehealth: Medicare Moves Forward by Proposing New Telehealth Services for 2020

12 August 2019 Health Care Law Today Blog Authors: Emily H. WeinNathaniel M. Lacktman On July 29, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its proposed 2020 Physician Fee Schedule rule, which contains new telehealth services covered under Medicare. Surprisingly, CMS did not receive any provider requests...

CMS Releases Key 2020 Payment and Policy Proposals

On July 29, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued three proposed rules on payment updates and policy changes for calendar year 2020 under 1) the Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System (the OPPS Proposed Rule);1 2) the...

Remote Patient Monitoring: Medicare Proposes Two Major Expansions

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 Last week, CMS proposed two significant changes to remote patient monitoring (RPM) services reimbursed under the Medicare program. The changes, part of the proposed 2020 Physician Fee Schedule, have been hotly anticipated by digital health providers hoping to see more clarity and flexibility for RPM services....

Proposed Policy, Payment, and Quality Provisions Changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for Calendar Year 2020

Proposed Policy, Payment, and Quality Provisions Changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for Calendar Year 2020 On July 29, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that includes proposals to update payment policies, payment rates, and quality provisions for services furnished under...

SNF Telehealth Adoption Hampered By Capital and Cultural Obstacles

By Maggie Flynn | July 28, 2019 Skilled nursing providers are becoming increasingly interested in telehealth technology as a way of improving clinical outcomes and reducing care costs. But systemic obstacles blocking capital investment — and SNFs’ generally narrow margins — and cultural resistance mean that it’s hard for...

Telemedicine Reimbursement, Coverage is Better Than Ever

“The question of how telehealth can improve hospital revenue cycles is an evolving area worthy of additional study beyond the ATA Report,” says the American Telemedicine Association’s CEO. More states than ever are expanding telehealth coverage and reimbursement, according to a new report from the American Telemedicine Association (ATA)....

Telehealth services expand at state level, but adoption barriers remain

American Telemedicine Association’s “State of the States Report” finds progress, but still sees strategies for states to be incentivized to adopt pro-telehealth policies. By Nathan EddyJuly 19, 201911:03 AM Expansion of telehealth coverage and reimbursement at the state level has grown since 2017, according to the latest American Telemedicine...

ATA Releases 2019 Update of State-by-State Telehealth Report Cards

The American Telemedicine Association has updated its survey of state telehealth coverage and reimbursement policies and laws, which was last issued in 2017 By Eric Wicklund July 19, 2019 – Four out of every five US states have moved to improve telehealth coverage or reimbursement over the past two years,...

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