Category: Telehealth

The Legal Case for Home Health Telehealth Reimbursement

Although this may soon change, home health providers remain limited in using telehealth technologies in their day-to-day operations. In March, Congress made it clear through the CARES Act that the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) should do everything in its power to promote the use of telehealth tools during...

New COVID-19 Stroke Guidelines Stress Support for Telehealth, mHealth

New guidelines for stroke triage published in the AHA’s Stroke journal call on first responders to use telehealth and mHealth to screen and diagnose patients and ensure speedy transport to the right care facility. By Eric Wicklund May 28, 2020 – A team of stroke experts has published new guidelines calling for...

Medicare considering making telehealth expansion permanent, Verma says

May 27, 2020By Rich Daly, HFMA senior writer and editor Medicare considering making telehealth expansion permanent, Verma says Medicare is reviewing whether to make telehealth waivers permanent. Waivers have expanded provider eligibility lists and available payment from Medicare. Hospitals are asking Congress to expand other federal telehealth programs.   Medicare...

New CMS Medicare Advantage Rule Creates Incentives for Providers to Invest in Telehealth

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Friday it has finalized changes to Medicare Advantage (MA) and Medicare Part D. The changes — detailed in a final rule for 2021 — partly seek to strengthen access to telehealth services, an increasingly important component of the health care system amid...

CMS expands telehealth options for Medicare Advantage plans

A final rule published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Friday would allows Medicare Advantage plans to cover more specialties through telehealth. By ELISE REUTER Post a comment / May 22, 2020 at 4:41 PM The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will allow Medicare Advantage plans to...

CMS Finalizes Telehealth Reimbursement for MA Plans, ESRD Patients

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a final rule on expanded telehealth coverage for members in Medicare Advantage plans and those living with end-stage renal disease. By Eric Wicklund May 22, 2020 – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is finalizing plans to expand telehealth coverage in Medicaid...
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