Category: Remote Patient Monitoring

FCC Unveils 14 Initial Projects Selected for $100M Connected Care Pilot Program

FCC announces initial 14 pilot project selected for $100M Connected Care Pilot Program that will support connected care service across the country and focus on low-income and veteran patients. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today announced an initial set of 14 pilot projects with over 150 treatment sites in 11...

CMS Finalizes Telehealth, RPM Coverage in 2021 Physician Fee Schedule

The agency has released its long-awaited final document on Medicare coverage for telehealth and remote patient monitoring services in the coming year, building upon trends seen during this year’s coronavirus pandemic. By Eric Wicklund December 02, 2020 – Telehealth and remote patient monitoring will see significant improvements in Medicare coverage in 2021....

Medicare Extends COVID-19 Telehealth Coverage in Diabetes Prevention Programs

As part of the 2021 Physician Fee Schedule, Medicare will continue to reimburse Diabetes Prevention Program providers who use certain telehealth services – but only for the duration of the public health emergency. By Eric Wicklund December 02, 2020 – Healthcare providers who use telehealth in their Diabetes Prevention Programs will continue...

COVID-19 Relief Stimulus Bill

The following is a summary of the elements contained within SEC. 903. Of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, Entitled, “FCC COVID–19 TELEHEALTH PROGRAM.” $249,950,000 in additional funds is appropriated for the FCC COVID–19 Telehealth Program In early January, 2021, the FCC shall issue a Public Notice of a...

Consolidated Appropriations Act – 2021 – COVID-19 Relief Stimulus Bill – 2020-12-21

SEC. 903. FCC COVID–19 TELEHEALTH PROGRAM. (a) DEFINITIONS.—In this section— (1) the term ‘‘appropriate congressional com- mittees’’ means— (A) the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate; and (B) the Committee on Energy and Com- merce of the House of Representatives; (2) the term ‘‘Commission’’ means the...

Analysis: CMS Gives Telehealth a Boost, But More is Needed

Experts say the 2021 Physician Fee Schedule will advance telehealth adoption, but it falls short of giving momentum to remote patient monitoring. Oh, and Congress needs to step up to the plate, too. By Eric Wicklund December 08, 2020 – The 2021 Physician Fee Schedule isn’t knocking anyone over with optimism for...

CMS finalizes remote patient monitoring regulations in final rule: 7 takeaways

CMS released the 2021 physician fee schedule Dec. 1 with expanded telehealth services, remote physiologic monitoring updates and an extension for telecommunications tech supervision. Seven takeaways: 1. CMS clarified its payment policies related to the remote physiologic monitoring services for CPT codes 99453, 99454, 99091, 99457 and 99458, which were finalized in recent years. These...

Understanding the Difference in Telemedicine, Telehealth, and Telecare

Have you been wondering what telemedicine, telehealth, and telecare mean? Find out now. With the recent practice of social distancing and quarantining due to COVID-19, more medical health practices than ever before have turned to telemedicine, telehealth, and telecare to treat patients and deliver medical advice. Between telecommunication apps...

Remote Patient Monitoring Program for Hospital Discharged COVID-19 Patients

ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: We deployed a Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) program to monitor patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) upon hospital discharge. We describe the patient characteristics, program characteristics, and clinical outcomes of patients in our RPM program. METHODS: We enrolled COVID-19 patients being discharged home from the hospital. Enrolled...

CMS launches Acute Hospital Care at Home program to help with COVID-19 surge

Building off its Hospital Without Walls initiative, it’s offering new flexibilities around telehealth and remote patient monitoring as the country enters “a new level of crisis response,” said CMS Administrator Seema Verma. By Mike MiliardNovember 25, 202004:50 PM The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Wednesday took several...

CMS Finalizes Remote Patient Monitoring Regulations in Final Rule: 7 Takeaways

CMS released the 2021 physician fee schedule Dec. 1 with expanded telehealth services, remote physiologic monitoring updates and an extension for telecommunications tech supervision. Seven takeaways: 1. CMS clarified its payment policies related to the remote physiologic monitoring services for CPT codes 99453, 99454, 99091, 99457 and 99458, which were finalized in recent years. These...
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