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Privacy watch: 42 CFR Part 2 letter — Medicare Advantage comments on telehealth

eHealth: Medicare Advantage premiums drop 33% during latest enrollment period


A new report from eHealth looks at the costs and reactions from enrollees of Medicare’s latest open enrollment period

eHealth's online Medicare enrollment up 69% in Q4 2018


An increasing share of eHealth’s Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement customers are now enrolling for coverage online

Tech-Smart Seniors Have a Role To Play In Managing Rx Costs

Electronic Health Reporter

By Chris Hakim, general manager and senior vice president, eHealth. Editorial Chris Hakim eHealth MedicareThis article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Pharmaceutical manufacturers face growing pressure from legislators, employers and consumers to control prescription drug costs, which have increased by as much as 15 percent between 2008 and 2016.

Welcome to the CMS eHealth Blog

Welcome to the CMS eHealth blog. Here you can find information about the eHealth initiative that CMS is launching at the annual HIMSS conference in New Orleans. Upcoming blogs will highlight HIMSS sessions about eHealth and its programs, and we look forward to continuing the conversation as our eHealth programs reach key milestones over the coming months. What is eHealth? eHealth Website. CMS is tweeting about eHealth and its programs. eHealth

Building the Future through CMS eHealth

Initiatives like the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs are driving hundreds of thousands of hospitals, physicians, nurse practitioners, and many others to not only adopt an electronic framework for patient information but also use the tools of health IT to better coordinate care, improve public health, and reduce health disparities across different populations. CMS Launches eHealth. eHealthBy Robert Tagalicod, Director, Office of E-Health Standards and Services.

COVID-19: ATA, HIMSS, others want waivers for Medicare telehealth restrictions

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In a recent letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, and other Congressional leaders, the ATA – along with HIMSS, the eHealth Initiative, Health Innovation Alliance and Personal Connected Health Alliance – has asked Congress to make money from the COVID-19 supplemental appropriation available for more telehealth services. As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, taxing the resources of U.S.

Northwell Health’s Patients engage with AI ChatBot for guidance & support through their care journey

Consumer eHealth Engagement

Pamela, a 78 year old Medicare patient has just been discharged from a Northwell Hospital for a heart failure episode. Throughout the recent Connected Health Conference, the key theme was the need to balance technology with the human element. Northwell Health, New York’s large integrated health system with 22 hospitals and 550+ outpatient facilities, recognizes the importance of leveraging technology to extend the care team and personalize the patient journey.

Congress should include telehealth in year-end funding, say ATA, HIMSS

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Meanwhile, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently issued a final rule making permanent some changes to telehealth , although Administrator Seema Verma said it would be up to Congress to ensure virtual care would not return to a wholly rural benefit.

Legislators and healthcare orgs rally in favor of bipartisan telehealth bill

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

"We have seen the positive impact of telehealth across the nation," said Jen Covich Bordenick, CEO at eHealth Initiative. Several healthcare organizations and elected officials came together on Thursday in support of legislation safeguarding access to telehealth after the pandemic.

8 must-know lessons from telehealth's new normal

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services offered wide latitude around telehealth regulation and reimbursement in the early days of the COVID-19 emergency. Telehealth has been around for a long time, but only recently has it gained the critical mass that most have long expected.

Payers Intend to Increase ACA Plans Offered in 2020

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Today eHealth, Inc. Insurers offering Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage in the individual and family market and with whom eHealth has a relationship were invited to participate in the survey, which was conducted in May 2019. Insurers are monitoring the “Medicare for all” discussion but few see big changes on the horizon. Read eHealth’s report for additional survey results.

Administrative Simplification and ICD-10: Streamlining Health Care Operations

By: Christine Stahlecker, Director, Administrative Simplification Group, Office of E-Health Standards and Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. We at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are charged with carrying out and enforcing the administrative simplification requirements for HIPAA-covered entities, which include health care providers that conduct certain transactions in electronic form, health care clearinghouses, and health plans. eHealth


EHR Incentive Programs: Moving into the Next Stage

In January, we passed the 210,000 mark for the total number of providers, including nearly 200,000 eligible professionals, who received a Medicaid or Medicare incentive payment for successfully adopting, implementing, or upgrading or meeting meaningful use of EHR technology. Meanwhile, about 1 of every 4 Medicare eligible professionals are meaningful users; and many more have begun the process. eHealthBy Elizabeth Holland.

Join CHI & Politico to Explore What's Next for Connected Health Innovation


Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center Moderated by Politico eHealth's David Pittman We’ve unlocked a door to the future of remote monitoring. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services unveiled new incentives and reimbursement opportunities for remote monitoring and patient-generated health data.

The Role of Case Management in Healthcare


based nonprofit eHealth Initiative, modern case management must allow for comprehensive record-keeping , facilitate internal and external accountability for care providers (e.g., By using dedicated managers to handle 750 different Medicare beneficiaries, this payer-provider union reduced readmisssions by 56 percent compared to Medicare-covered individuals in Maine who weren’t receiving any specific attention of this variety.

Congress waives telehealth restrictions for coronavirus screening

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As was requested by several leading healthcare technology organizations this past week, Congress has included a provision that waives some restrictions for Medicare telehealth coverage as part of its new COVID-19 supplemental funding package. ATA, HIMSS and the other groups had asked the legislators to consider the CONNECT for Health Act, which lifts restrictions on Medicare telehealth coverage during emergencies , as they drew up the supplemental spending.

Telemedicine Today (#tday): December 2015

American Well

A bipartisan group of senators are “very close” to finishing a bill aimed at increasing Medicare payment for telemedicine services. “We’re Brian Schatz told Morning eHealth. “We’ve According to an August draft of the bill, CMS would establish a “bridge program” to assist doctors in establishing telemedicine or remote monitoring programs under Medicare’s new Merit-Based Incentive Payment System. Welcome to the the final edition of Avizia’s Telemedicine Today for 2015!

#WWBR Week of September 22, 2014

Chilmark Research

Medicare’s Pioneer program down to 19 ACOs after three more exit. eHealth Initiative Survey Suggests Many ACOs Lack Mobile Applications and Face High Costs. In this week’s WWBR, lots on pricing transparency and payment reform in the health system, and some new thoughts on whether all this excitement is really warranted.

CMS Doubling Down on Health IT; Patients

Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. eHealth. Although we will refine specific responsibilities, we anticipate the CHIO role will help drive forward the many health IT initiatives we have begun this year, including the Medicare Blue Button 2.0 CMS Doubling Down on Health IT; Patients. Mohanraj.Balas…. Thu, 07/19/2018 - 00:03. Seema Verma. Topic. Americans enjoy the benefits of the best healthcare providers and innovators in the world.

Quality Payment Program Exceeds Year 1 Participation Goal

eHealth. percent of initial referrals for additional support from the Quality Payment Program Service Center and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Regional Offices within 1-business day. Quality Payment Program Exceeds Year 1 Participation Goal.…. Thu, 05/31/2018 - 12:00. Seema Verma. Administrator, CMS. Topic. Billing & payments. Initiatives. Leadership. Legislation. Physicians. Quality. Rural health. Safety.

You Have the Right to Know the Price

Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. eHealth. Also this year, we launched a patient-oriented, overhauled version of our drug pricing and spending dashboards, which provides patients with Medicare and Medicaid spending information for thousands more drugs than ever before and, for the first time, listed the prescription drug manufacturers that were responsible for price increases. You Have the Right to Know the Price. Jeremy.Booth@c….