As payers like Aetna, ANthem, Cigna, Humana, UHC, SelectHealth, Blue Cross/Blue Shield embrace telehealth and establish their own programs, major healthcare networks are also reaping benefits from the exploding technology. Large networks like Kaiser Pemanente, Geisinger, Cleveland Clinic, and UPMC Health Plan are incorporating telehealth not only for outpatients but for inpatients. In an article ...
In CMS
Oct 9th, 2017
Medical centers in Mississippi and South Carolina have been named Telehealth Centers of Excellence by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), making them Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) primary research facilities for telemedicine. Each organization receives $600,000 in initial grants with the opportunity to receive $2 million in funding for two years. ...
Sep 12th, 2017
Telehealth vendors like MDLive, Doctor on Demand, Teledoc, and others offered free on-line services to victims of Texas-ravishing Hurricane Harvey. Now, the telehealth industry is providing the same services in Florida and Georgia to victims of Hurricane Irma. Florida-based Nemours Children’s Health chipped in to help Texas victims, and Fierce Healthcare reports they and others are doing ...
Changes meant to clarify reporting and billing open a can of worms, instead. By Terri Brame Joy, MBA, CPC, COC, CGSC, CPC-I The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) made several changes and clarifications regarding Part B billing for telehealth services in the 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule. What was meant ...
A study by the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) finds that ambiguous state laws regulating telehealth continue to restrict the expansion of the healthcare delivery method. “Expansion of the use of telehealth to deliver care has not moved as rapidly or expansively as state policymakers may have envisioned,” the report stated. Lack of clarity in ...