Feb 8th, 2018
As Congress bar brawls over the next spending bill, the House of Representative’s version as a nod to telehealth and meaningful use, includes the “Creating High-quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve the CHRONIC Care Act of 2017”, legislation to ease the “meaningful use burden on providers and reduce the volume of electronic health record-relating ...
In CMS
Feb 5th, 2018
Modifier GT via interactive audio and video telecommunications systems is no longer required on professional claims when reporting telehealth services for Medicare patients. Instead, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) instructs, “Use of the telehealth Place of Service (POS) Code 02 certifies that the service meets the telehealth requirements.” An exception occurs for distant ...
Feb 2nd, 2018
As employers predict average benefit costs to surpass $14,000 per employee, or a 5% increase, a study by the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) predicts growth in cost-saving access for employees and their families using telehealth, ACOs, and other means. Changes for Telehealth, ACOs, and More NBGH’s survey indicates employers are looking forward to ...
Recent research by Avizia, a telehealth provider, indicates that although providers are largely excited about the new technology, 82 percent of consumers are either unsure of, or have never heard of, telehealth services. The findings in the company’s white paper “2017 Closing the Telehealth Gap” swim against the recent wave of legislative acceptance, federal initiatives, and the ...
In CMS
Dec 18th, 2017
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 ...