Category: Virtual Exam and Virtual Care

Billing for Telehealth Encounters – An Introductory Guide On Fee-for-Service

Billing for Telehealth Encounters AN INTRODUCTORY GUIDE ON FEE-FOR-SERVICE January 2020 INTRODUCTION Among the most frequent questions raised regarding telehealth is how an encounter is billed. According to the American Hospital Association, “76 percent of U.S. hospitals connect with patients and consulting practitioners at a distance through the use...

Home health agencies expanding, rolling out more telehealth services

Author: Linda Wilson Dive Brief: Home health agencies are growing their businesses, with 43% of them planning to expand or add services in the next two years, according to a survey of the companies from Definitive Healthcare, which sells data on healthcare providers. Telehealth will see a jump as almost...

Remote Patient Monitoring Brings Healthcare To Your Home

There was a time when people who were ill kept to their sick beds at home, but 20th-century advances in medical technology made it necessary (and beneficial) for many people to stay in the hospital for constant monitoring. However, further leaps and bounds in tech are now making it...

Finalized Coverage Year 2020 Physician Fee Schedule – Everything You Need to Know

CARE MANAGEMENT SERVICES CMS is taking steps to further refine the codes for transitional care management (TCM) and chronic care management (CCM). They have also created new codes for principal care management (PCM) services for patients that have only one serious condition. Transitional Care Management (TCM) CMS has finalized...

TytoHome Named One of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2019

Revolutionary on-demand telehealth solution chosen as one of TIME’s 100 Best Inventions in the Health Care category NEW YORK, Nov. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Tyto Care, creator of the healthcare industry’s first all-in-one modular device and telehealth platform for on-demand, remote medical exams, today announced that TytoHome has been named to TIME’s...

Telehealth creates a new kind of health care experience

Maria knew something was wrong.  A working mom in her mid-thirties, Maria has diabetes — and she was feeling more fatigued than usual. She thought it could be a urinary tract infection (UTI), so she booked a video visit — a virtual consultation with a physician. The doctor agreed...

Avera, Tyto Care Team Up to Make Telehealth Visits More Comfortable

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Avera eCARE and Tyto Care are partnering to give schools, senior living facilities and clinics across the Midwest access to easy-to-use telehealth technology that can replicate the doctor’s exam.   By Eric Wicklund November 15, 2019 – One of the challenges in developing telehealth and remote patient monitoring programs outside the hospital is...

California Increases Telemedicine Payments to Reduce Medicaid Costs

Medi-Cal, California’s sprawling Medicaid program, is working under new rules expanding reimbursement for telemedicine. Medi-Cal currently serves more than 13.5 million residents. Telemedicine is increasingly seen as a way to help the hard-pressed program carry out its mission while the state struggles with a growing shortage of doctors. The...

Telehealth: Medicare Finalizes New Services for 2020 in Physician Fee Schedule

CMS just released the 2020 final rule with changes to its virtual care codes. The new provision, officially titled “Communication Technology-Based Services,” introduces three new covered Telehealth Services. These changes were proposed as part of the 2020 Physician Fee Schedule earlier this year and continue CMS’ efforts to reduce administrative burden and cover...

5 Important Medicare Changes Coming For 2020

(NAPSI)—If you’re enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, or are considering one, you will have more plan choices with a wider range of benefits to help you better manage your day-to-day health needs during this year’s open enrollment period. Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period, which runs from Oct. 15 through...
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