New MACRA Rule Shows Telehealth Love

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New MACRA Rule Shows Telehealth Love

The 2018 quality payment program (QPP) Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) provides several new incentives for providers to use remote monitoring and patient-generated data.
According to FierceHealthcare, the final rule includes reimbursement changes suggested by the App Association’s Connected Health Initiative. A new improvement activity performance loop encourages devices that have an “active feedback loop.”
The rule rewards physicians using resources that collect patient-generated health data, including “patient engagement and outcomes tracking platforms, cellular or web-enabled bidirectional systems, and other devices clinically valid objective and subjective data back to care teams.”

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