Category: Remote Patient Monitoring

What Are the Top Telehealth, EHR Integrations in Healthcare?

Telehealth EHR integration has a number of critical benefits for both providers and patients. By Christopher Jason October 09, 2020 – Telehealth is increasingly becoming an option for remote patient care. But with clinician burden — most of which is caused by excessive health IT use — quickly mounting, clinical experts are...

ThinkLabs founder on healthcare innovations: ‘Convenience always wins’

Even after the pandemic, patients will be unwilling to return to the less-streamlined status quo, says Clive Smith. By Kat Jercich October 09, 2020 01:29 PM As the COVID-19 crisis began sweeping through the country this spring, hospitals sought a way for clinicians to treat infectious patients while maintaining distance...

eHI Offers Recommendations on Telehealth, Licensure, Broadband

The eHealth Initiative has released a list of policy recommendations designed to improve telehealth adoption and coverage during and after the coronavirus pandemic. By Eric Wicklund October 09, 2020 – The eHealth Initiative has unveiled recommendations for federal policy changes to help expand telehealth access and coverage during and beyond the coronavirus...

The American Telemedicine Association Leads the Industry Commenting on Medicare Updates to Telehealth Policy

This week, the comment period closed for the calendar year 2021 (CY21) Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The PFS is an annual rule-making process through which CMS identifies codes and payment rates to be used to reimburse Medicare Part B physician services...

Executive Summary: Tracking Telehealth Changes State-by-State in Response to COVID-19 – September 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues across the United States, states, payers, and providers are looking for ways to expand access to telehealth services. Telehealth is an essential tool in ensuring patients are able to access the healthcare services they need in as safe a manner as possible. In order to...

Mayo Clinic using remote patient monitoring to help patients recover at home

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — Mayo Clinic Hospitals are using technology to make sure those fighting coronavirus at home have some extra oversight from heath care professionals Mayo Clinic first started this program several years ago to help treat patients with chronic conditions like diabetes or congestive heart failure. But when...

Advocating for underserved populations: Is remote patient monitoring the answer?

It’s crucial that today’s providers, innovators, and regulators alike continue to push for such tech adoption, driving virtual, continuous care in populations disproportionately affected by disease. By TARA DAVIS Post a comment / Oct 2, 2020 at 12:03 PM For years, healthcare providers have struggled to ensure that minorities, individuals residing in...

3 Common Telehealth Technologies that Payers Cover, Leverage

Within the CDC’s three telehealth modalities, payers commonly turn to telehealth technologies including phone calls, secure direct messaging, and remote patient monitoring. By Kelsey Waddill October 02, 2020 – Phone calls, secure direct messaging, and remote patient monitoring are the three leading modalities that form the backbone of payer telehealth technologies. According...

Anatomy of a Telehealth Program

Consider these questions to create the right telehealth program for your organization. Telehealth enhances patient care by providing continuous connection and improved access to both primary and specialty care through the use of technology. Virtual visits are one part of the overall telehealth strategy, which could also include remote patient monitoring, symptom...

Payer Strategies For Home Healthcare, Remote Patient Monitoring

By implementing certain home healthcare and remote patient monitoring strategies, payers can boost their value-based care delivery. By Kelsey Waddill September 25, 2020 – Home healthcare and remote monitoring are increasingly critical to providing value-based care, improving quality while keeping costs low. Experts have discovered that, in some cases, remote patient monitoring...

American Telemedicine Association Responds to Medicare Telehealth 2021 Proposed Rule

The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) issued a policy comment letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), advocating for telehealth-friendly changes to Medicare’s telehealth coverage and reimbursement rules. The ATA’s letter also made recommendations on CMS’ proposed interpretations on remote patient monitoring (RPM) requirements. The letter was submitted in response to CMS’ 2021 Physician Fee...
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