Tag: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Congress Facing Pressure to Pass Telehealth Bill for Senior Care

Connected care advocates are pressuring Congress to pass the RUSH Act, which aims to increase telehealth and telemedicine services in senior care facilities. By Eric Wicklund November 19, 2018 – Connected care advocates are lobbying Congress to pass the Reducing Unnecessary Senior Hospitalizations (RUSH) Act of 2018, which aims to reduce rehospitalizations...

Medicare Expands Payment for Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring Services

Through several recently published rules, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is making it possible for Medicare beneficiaries to have greater access to health care services provided remotely through telehealth or “telehealth-like” methods and to implement telehealth provisions included in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (BBA)....

Health Care Alert: CMS Rules Expand Use of Telehealth And Remote Patient Monitoring Under Medicare

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published two rules designed to promote the use of telehealth and remote patient monitoring (RPM) under the Medicare program. Telehealth Benefits under Medicare Advantage On November 1, 2018, CMS published a proposed rule that (among other things) implements provisions of...

Understanding Medicare’s New Remote Evaluation of Pre-Recorded Patient Information (Asynchronous Telemedicine)

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Starting January 1, 2019, the Medicare program will cover certain medical services delivered via asynchronous telemedicine technologies. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) just published the final rule for the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule, introducing a new code, officially titled “Remote Evaluation of Pre-Recorded Patient Information”(HCPCS...

2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program – CMS Final Rule – CPT Codes 99453, 99454, and 99457 – Everything You Need to Know – 2019

CMS has issued a final rule with three new codes for RPM services, retitled “Chronic Care Remote Physiologic Monitoring,” which do a far better job reflecting how providers can more effectively and efficiently use RPM technology to monitor and manage patient care needs, including chronic care management.  These three...
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