Apr 1st, 2017
Comments Off on Telemedicine: A Promising Healthcare Delivery Method
Although challenges remain, advancing technology allows providers to better care for their remote patients. Telemedicine is expanding, and current studies and research support its effectiveness. Despite some challenges, high rates of patient and provider satisfaction have been the norm. Knowing the pros and cons of delivering healthcare via telemedicine can help you decide whether it’s ...
In Coding
Jan 27th, 2017
Comments Off on Survey: 1 in 5 Would Switch to Docs Providing Telehealth
If you’re 35 to 44 years old and have children under 18 years old, you’re more likely to switch primary care providers (PCP) if he or she provides telehealth visits. If so, you’re part of 20 percent of the population who’d do so, recent Harris Poll studies indicate. The studies, commissioned by American Well, a telehealth ...
In Billing
Jan 17th, 2017
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If you are hoping the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will throw caution to the wind and spearhead the telehealth movement, think again. Based on the 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Final Rule, unless pressed by lawmakers, they are going to take their time adding to this line of coverage. There are ...
In Coding
Jul 26th, 2016
Comments Off on Telehealth Services See Little Growth in 2017
If telehealth is the wave of the future, we’re still in the Dark Ages. The public has an ongoing opportunity to submit requests to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for adding or removing services from the list of Medicare-covered telehealth services. This year, however, CMS is proposing not to add the majority of ...
Jul 9th, 2015
Comments Off on CMS Establishes Payment Regulations in MPFS Proposed Rule
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule on July 8 to establish relative value units (RVU) for 2016 for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS). The proposed rule also updates various payment policy and quality provisions for services furnished under the MPFS on or after Jan. 1, 2016. Legislative Changes ...