Category: Telemedicine

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....

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...

States can make a difference in long-term telehealth policies

A new National Governors Association report explores how different states are addressing key questions around licensure, reimbursement, incentives, privacy and more. By Kat Jercich December 01, 202003:48 PM The National Governors Association released a white paper this week examining state policies around telehealth and outlining key considerations for governors to assess...

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...

New Telehealth Bill Would Penalize States Who Don’t Join Licensure Compact

A bill introduced last month would deny certain federal funding to states who don’t join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, which aims to improve telehealth expansion by streamlining licensure applications. By Eric Wicklund November 24, 2020 – A group of Congressmen wants to prod states into joining the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact,...

MEDPAC Presentation Offers Telehealth Policy Options for Medicare

Last week a presentation from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MEDPAC) surfaced, presenting policy options for expanding telehealth in Medicare. MEDPAC is a nonpartisan legislative branch agency that provides the US Congress with analysis and policy advice on the Medicare program.  The presentation starts by putting the current telehealth policy environment into perspective, with...

AMA Delegates Examine COVID-19 Telehealth Change

Physicians discussed the best way to advocate for new flexibilities in telemedicine granted to patients and clinicians due to the COVID-19 pandemic, during the American Medical Association virtual Special Meeting of its House of Delegates. Whether in response to mandatory quarantines or patients’ concern for their own risk of transmitting...
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