Category: Reimbursement

Industry Voices—3 steps to reducing readmissions amid an aging population

by Chris McCann Oct 23, 2019 Hospital readmissions are an expensive problem in the U.S. both for providers and patients. According to a study by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the average cost of hospital readmission in 2016 was $14,400 per person. In addition to the financial cost, readmissions...

Bipartisan support keeps telehealth adoption moving forward

Over the last decade, few issues in politics have been more polarizing than healthcare. It’s driven a deep wedge between Democrats and Republicans, particularly following the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the subsequent efforts to repeal it, and has caused rifts within those parties. Yet despite...

California Expands Medicaid Tele-Health Policy

The California Department of Health Care Services (“DHCS”) recently revised its Medi-Cal telehealth policy to allow providers increased flexibility in their use of telehealth as a modality for delivering medically necessary services to their patients. The policy is retroactively effective as of July 1, 2019, and fee-for-service providers must submit claims for...

AMA Supports Remote Patient Monitoring, Telehealth in 2020 CPT Codes

The American Medical Association is adding several new codes to its 2020 CPT code set to support remote patient monitoring and telehealth services. By Eric Wicklund September 09, 2019 – Remote patient monitoring and telehealth play prominently in the 2020 CPT codes unveiled this month by the American Medical Association....

6 new digital health CPT codes that you should know about

Six new codes that are part of the 2020 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set will help physicians and others report a range of digital health services including electronic visits through secure patient portal messages. The new codes are spurred by digital health tools that are growing in popularity,...

CPT changes in 2020 include new codes to allow doctors to bill for digital health

The American Medical Association (AMA) released updates to its Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for 2020, including new codes to keep doctors up-to-date with new technology. The AMA released 394 code changes, including 248 new codes, 71 deletions and 75 revisions. The changes, which will take effect on January 1,...

AMA Releases 2020 CPT® code set

CHICAGO —The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced the release of the 2020 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set containing identifiers and descriptors assigned to each medical, surgical, and diagnostic services available to patients. Trusted since 1966 as the health system’s common language, the CPT code set enables accurate...

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...
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