Senators: Gardner (R-CO) & Peters (D-MI)

Author Intent: To require the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMI) to test the effect of including telehealth services in Medicare health care delivery reform models.

Beginning January 1, 2017, the Secretary shall select for testing under CMI payment and service delivery models that have “expanded telehealth services” which shall include remote monitoring services (furnished in conjunction with models that test the use of accountable care organizations), bundled payments and other coordinated care models as the Secretary determines. Currently there is no requirement for models to include telehealth.
The term “expanded telehealth services” means services furnished for one or more specified conditions through one or more specific type of technology. N/A
Under the definition of “expanded telehealth services,” the specified conditions the services must treat are:

· Chronic hypertension

· Ischemic heart diseases

· Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

· Heart failure

· Heart attack

· Osteoarthritis

· Diabetes

· Chronic kidney disease

· Depression

· Atrial fibrillation

· Cancer

· Asthma

· Stroke

· Total hip replacement procedures

· Total knee replacement procedures

· Parkinson’s disease

· And other such conditions or diseases determined by the Secretary


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