Category: Reimbursement

CMS is loosening regulations on telehealth services offered in Medicare Advantage plans

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a rule proposed in October 2018 that loosens regulations on telehealth services offered in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. For context, MA is a type of health insurance offered by private insurers to consumers 65 and up as an alternative to...

CMS: 2020 final rule includes expanded access to telehealth for MA, Part D enrollees

A final rule issued by CMS on April 5 cemented policies to increase plan choices and benefits for enrollees in the Medicare Advantage (MA) and Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit (Part D) programs, opening those beneficiaries to supplemental services like telehealth and streamlining the appeals process for those unsatisfied with...

CMS Finalizes Telehealth Expansion for Medicare Advantage Plans

CMS has finalized new rules unveiled last year that will expand telehealth access and reimbursement for the growing number of Americans in Medicare Advantage plans – and their doctors. By Eric Wicklund April 08, 2019 – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has finalized its plan to expand telehealth...

Home Care Providers Look Ahead as Medicare Advantage Evolution Continues

Home care providers slow to chase Medicare Advantage business opportunities may now be motivated to speed up their pursuits. Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it was broadening the range of supplemental benefits Medicare Advantage (MA) plans can offer in 2020. Starting next year,...

More Telehealth Benefits Coming To Medicare Advantage Plans In 2020

Access to telehealth services for seniors got another boost Friday when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said it would allow private Medicare Advantage plans to offer additional access to virtual doctors in their basic benefit packages. The so-called final rule will bring new benefits to seniors in...

CMS finalizes policies to bring innovative telehealth benefit to Medicare Advantage

CMS finalizes policies to bring innovative telehealth benefit to Medicare AdvantageFinal Rule will strengthen popular Medicare private health insurance plans, expand telehealth access for patients, and improve coordination for dual-eligible individuals Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized policies that will increase plan choices and benefits,...

CMS Finalizes Expanded Medicare Advantage Telehealth Coverage

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Friday finalized new guidance that will allow Medicare Advantage plans to expand coverage of telehealth services. Beginning in plan year 2020, Medicare Advantage providers can include telehealth services as part of their basic benefits to enrollees, moving remote doctor visits...

CMS Contract Year 2020 Medicare Advantage and Part D Flexibility Final Rule (CMS-4185-F)

mTelehealth offers this information and guidance towards adopting, implementing, and deploying a successful telehealth program within your organization. CMS Contract Year 2020 Medicare Advantage and Part D Flexibility Final Rule (CMS-4185-F) On April 4, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the final Medicare Advantage Rule...

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