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  • TrendTracking: New Telehealth Reimbursement and Future Services

    February 25, 2018

    New rules to encourage use of telehealth services under Medicare is a priority at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Administrator Seema Verma told the National Rural Health Association's Policy Institute meeting in Washington. “This year you are going to see a lot more

  • Telehealth Expansion Under The Bipartisan Budget Act

    February 18, 2018

    The Bipartisan Budget Act (PL115-123) includes these provisions for expanding the use of telehealth under Medicare:

  • Physicians Can Use Telehealth for Chronic Care Management in 2018

    November 10, 2017

    Starting January 1, 2018, Medicare will begin covering remote monitoring of patients with one or more chronic conditions. The new benefit, called Remote Patient Monitoring, will provide Medicare beneficiaries the choice to receive in-home monitoring in addition to traditional check-ups in

  • CMS Expands Telehealth for Chronic Care Management in 2018 Physician Fee Schedule

    November 07, 2017

    Starting January 1, 2018, Medicare will begin covering remote monitoring of patients with one or more chronic conditions. The new benefit, called Remote Patient Monitoring, will provide Medicare beneficiaries the choice to receive in-home monitoring in addition to traditional check-ups in

  • The Washington Report: Two Chronic Care Bills Advance in Congress

    October 30, 2017

    Two bills moving forward in Congress of interest to post-acute and chronic care are given a good chance of being enacted in this session of Congress. The first bill is the Independence at Home Act extension and the second bill is for the advancement of telehealth for Medicare advantage

  • The Five Barriers To EHR Use In Post-Acute Settings

    April 18, 2017

    Why are there not more post-acute providers using EHRs? Identified in this article is the GAO report about the five current EHR barriers and why the government’s overall plan is impacting usage.

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  • Drone-Delivered Medicine: The Sky Is The Limit

    April 03, 2017

    If you thought drones were an innovative way for Amazon to deliver your packages…think again! Nurse practitioners made history with the first FAA-approved drone delivery of medications in the United States. Meet the innovator.

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  • EHRs Get Medicaid Funding

    March 11, 2016

    CMS announces an initiative to bring interoperable technology to a broader universe of health care providers, including long-term care, behavioral health providers, substance abuse treatment centers, and other providers that have been slower to adopt technology.

    The announcement will

  • Study: Telehealth Readmissions At Geisinger Health Plans

    January 21, 2016

    Geisinger Health Plan published a study that found that a multi-year telemonitoring intervention for heart-failure patients led to reductions in readmissions and cost.

    Geisinger monitored 541 heart-failure patients who were enrolled in its Medicare Advantage plan from January 1, 2007,

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