Category: Telehealth

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...

CMS Releases FY2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule, Permanently Expanding Telehealth, Increasing Rates, and Broadening Scope of Practice for Non-Physicians

On December 1, 2020, CMS released its FY2021 Final Rule (“Final Rule”) updating the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS). The MPFS Final Rule is part of an annual cycle of regulations released during the fourth quarter of each calendar year which makes changes and updates to the various payment...

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...
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