A Profile of People in Medicare Advantage Plans – HealthMine’s Survey of “Digital Immigrants”

Health Populi

There are over 60 million enrollees in Medicare in 2019, and fully one-third are in Medicare Advantage plans. Medicare is adding 10,000 new beneficiaries every day in the U.S. Younger Medicare beneficiaries are more digitally engaged (connected) than their older peers.

Value for All: How to Fix American Healthcare

MedTech Boston

As the Trump administration tries to invalidate the Affordable Care Act in the courts and progressive Democrats promote “Medicare for All,” the. The post Value for All: How to Fix American Healthcare appeared first on MedTech Boston.

Medicaid’s Telehealth Expansion Waiver Changes ACO Restrictions

Telebehavioral Health Institute

For years, the CMS and Medicare have been open to recognizing telehealth. For instance, to date, Medicare has limited its coverage to serving only clients/patients in rural Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA). Blog Accountable Care Organizations Behavioral Telehealth Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services How to Stay Out of Hot Water: Telehealth Documentation!

Medicaid’s Telehealth Expansion Waiver Changes ACO Restrictions

Telebehavioral Health Institute

For years now, the CMS and Medicare have been open to recognizing telehealth. For instance, Medicare limits its coverage to rural Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA). Blog Reimbursement Strategies: Increasing Authorization & Payment TMHI Certification Program Accountable Care Organizations Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services How to Stay Out of Hot Water: Telehealth Documentation!

Health Care and the Democratic Debates – Round 2 – Battle Royale for M4All vs Medicare for All Who Want It – What It Means for Industry

Health Populi

The line-up from left to write included: Marianne Williamson. Harris and VP Biden on race, busing, and segregation — which in the larger public health context continue to have a direct impact on health equity, health disparities, and socio-economic status.

How To Become A Telemedicine Provider

GlobalMed

Before providing remote medical services, you’ll need to identify the right resources and take the right training to ensure your telemedicine practice will be successful. A patient with Parkinson’s who lacks transportation to appointments? Telemedicine is exploding in popularity.

Implementing a Private Pay Telehealth Program: Factors to Consider & How to Get Started

Health Recovery Solutions

Here is a situation that many of our telehealth partners face daily: a Medicare age patient is being discharged from telehealth. Suddenly, after 60 days, the patient is not only losing their home health services, but also the technology that they have come to rely on to help manage their chronic condition. A very common question that our partners receive from these patients and their caregivers – is there any way to keep the telehealth equipment?

Wasted: $1 of Every $4 Spent on Health Care In America

Health Populi

trillion, waste amounts to nearly $1 trillion. In “Waste in the US Health Care System,” a team from Humana and the Univrsity of Pittsburgh recalibrated the previous finding of 30% of wasted spending to the 25%, which equates to a waste-range of $760 bn to $935 bn.

The Promise of Telehealth for Older People – the U-M National Poll on Healthy Aging

Health Populi

And so, too, are older folks re-imagining how and where their health care services could be delivered and consumed. Health Populi’s Hot Points: I recently collaborated with HealthMine on a survey looking into Medicare Advantage members’ views of health and digital technology.

Painful Medicare Journey to get GGM/Pump Coverage

Insulin Nation

I quickly realized my primary care doctor was not very knowledgeable of T1D and despite the often-disliked Medicare insurance I had, I was fortunate to find an endocrinologist who had studied at the world-renowned T1D Barbara Davis Center in Denver.

How to ensure bundled payments coexist with ACOs

FierceHealthIT

Bundled payments and accountable care organizations have emerged as favored alternative payment models within Medicare. According to a blog post in Health Affairs, overlap between the two models could produce unintended consequences

Will Health Consumers Morph Into Health Citizens? HealthConsuming Explains, Part 5

Health Populi

” “Citizens” in this sense goes back to the Ancient Greeks: I return to Hippocrates, whose name is, of course, the root of The Hippocratic Oath that physicians take. ” Hippocrates’ book The Corpus is thought to be one of the first medical textbooks.

Medicare’s Role in Reducing Senior Poverty

CMS.gov

Medicare’s Role in Reducing Senior Poverty. Medicare’s Role in Reducing Senior Poverty. As Poverty Awareness Month comes to an end this January, it’s a time for us to remember the strong relationship between poverty and health, and to consider the ongoing challenges of poverty among older adults. One in four Medicare beneficiaries has less than $15,000 in total savings, and almost one in 12 has no savings or is in debt. [1]

A new focus: How to become empowered patients

Meaningful HIT News

After years of doing this blog in fits and starts — particularly the two-year gap while I was essentially prohibited by a full-time employer from writing about health IT here or anywhere else but that company’s site — I have decided to refocus on healthcare consumers rather than industry insiders. Despite what you may have read elsewhere, Meaningful Use was not part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the 2010 bill that’s come to be known as Obamacare.

CMS Issues New RFI for Patients over Paperwork Initiative

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a request for information (RFI) on how to evolve its “Patients over Paperwork” initiative that was initially launched in 2017.Since launching in fall 2017, according to agency

Rationing Care in America: Cost Implications Getting to Universal Health Coverage

Health Populi

It would not be surprising to know that when the Great Recession hit the U.S. in 2008, one in three Americans delayed medical treatment due to costs. The post Rationing Care in America: Cost Implications Getting to Universal Health Coverage appeared first on HealthPopuli.com.

The Future of Healthcare: What’s Best for the Diabetic Community?

Insulin Nation

And for the first time in modern American history, major candidates are taking strong and varied stances on how their vision of our future healthcare system should look. The Medicare for All Option. The Medicare for Some Option. Unfortunately, this can lead to two major problems.

While Costs Are A Top Concern Among Most U.S. Patients, So Are Challenges of Poverty, Food, and Housing

Health Populi

Rising health care costs continue to concern most Americans, with one in two people believing they’re one sickness away from getting into financial trouble, according to the 2019 Survey of America’s Patients conducted for The Physicians Foundation.

Telehealth In 2030 – Notes From the Future At #ATA19 with Safavi, Holt, Bathina and Swafford

Health Populi

This week convened the ATA annual conference where healthcare industry stakeholders met up to deal with the current telehealth environment and imagine what the future prospects would/could be. Telemedicine used to be about solving access to no care,” Kaveh introduced the conversation.

Can you identify 7 qualities of a successful telehealth program?

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

Consumers want healthcare that is: easy-to-access. Provider access to affordable broadband and delivery methods, such as smart phones, tablets and iPads, are driving telehealth to become a delivery platform that can meet consumer needs.

How Population Health Analytics Helps Providers Achieve Value-Based Care

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There’s no doubt that the healthcare industry is shifting inexorably from its traditional fee-for-service foundations to a more value-based model — a move that experts say will proceed regardless of the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the Affordable Care Act.

UVA Health System expands telehealth offerings

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The University of Virginia Health System announced it would be expanding its telehealth offerings to help treat diabetes, heart disease and other chronic illnesses. This would allow the specialist to review the patient’s medical record before making a recommendation.

MACRA: The Yardstick for Quality that Health Systems Need

Mobile Health Matters

In addition, with the recent implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), the rules surrounding healthcare reimbursement are being rewritten, incentivizing healthcare providers to prioritize the quality of patient visits over the quantity.

Basal Insulin Management is not easy. These new tools could help

Insulin Nation

When people with Type 2 Diabetes start basal insulin treatment, the goal is to reach a lower fasting glucose target. In most cases, this is because their insulin dosage remains unchanged or increases too little to meaningfully lower their BG levels.

How Taking Care of Your Health Boosts Savings Accounts

Health Populi

this year to cover their healthcare costs for the rest of their life in retirement, Fidelity estimated. How to address this challenge? Show people what improving their personal health can do to boost their 401(k) plans.

Value-Based Approach Reduces Costs

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: BHM provides data reporting tools, metrics, and services integral to overcoming value-based payments barriers. Click HERE and discuss how BHM services reach your goals. The letter, dated March 1, came in response to questions from lawmakers about how to lower U.S.

The Role of Case Management in Healthcare

Appian

Healthcare’s importance to the U.S. Consider, then, that all of this refers to the U.S. Patient satisfaction and quality of care are of paramount importance to healthcare. According to the Washington, D.C.-based How psHEALTH surged forward with Appian’s help.

A startup with a cause – championing the individual in navigating health care

Digital Health Today

Most recently, Kash was Vice President and General Manager of Digital Health at Stanford Health Care where he launched new patient-facing digital solutions, transformed health system operations, and spearheaded legislation to reform digital health access and reimbursement. Find Out How!

15 Ways to Save Money on Diabetes Care

Insulin Nation

At Insulin Nation, we often get asked about how to find assistance to pay for diabetes treatment. The team at Integrated Diabetes Services put together a small guide of resources, which they were gracious enough to share with us. (In To learn more, go to [link].

15 Ways to Save Money on Diabetes Care

Insulin Nation

At Insulin Nation, we often get asked about how to find assistance to pay for diabetes treatment. The team at Integrated Diabetes Services put together a small guide of resources, which they were gracious enough to share with us. (In To learn more, go to [link].

Why the RPM Codes for 2019 are Different, and – Most Importantly – SPOT ON!

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Just knowing how to “say” each of these terms is an accomplishment. After all, both healthcare and ATC follow tightly defined processes AND always leave ultimate decisions up to the judgment of professionals — doctors and nurses, controllers and pilots. How much is it worth?

HIStalk Interviews Eric Widen, CEO, HBI Solutions

HIStalk Interviews

We started HBI Solutions with a more sophisticated bent on using data and data science techniques to solve problems in healthcare. We use data science methods to do that. What are the implications of predicting the outcomes of patients who may not even know they have a problem, as you did in applying machine learning to EHR data to identify people likely to eventually have chronic kidney disease? Our more savvy clients are starting to get into disease models.

The 2019 Invasion of Disruptors in Healthcare (Part 1) — Amazon and Apple

Phoenix Health Systems

What have those upstart megaliths like Amazon, Apple, Google, Walmart, Lyft and Uber been toying with lately to disrupt our traditional healthcare models? Let’s take a look at the latest initiatives of the commercial giants who are putting the most money behind strategies to transform the healthcare industry. Stoddard recently said that Haven will focus on access to primary care, simpler insurance benefits, and lowering prescription drug prices.

The Next Fountain of Youth? Rethinking Connected Health for Our Aging Population

The cHealth Blog

Last month I shared an update on my upcoming book, The New Mobile Age , and am excited to share a bit more about this work. I’ve been honored to gather input from a long list of esteemed colleagues and wanted to share a few ideas I believe are critical in our thinking about the healthspan.

Can you identify 7 qualities of a successful telehealth program?

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

Consumers want healthcare that is: easy-to-access. Provider access to affordable broadband and delivery methods, such as smart phones, tablets and iPads, are driving telehealth to become a delivery platform that can meet consumer needs.

Patient-Generated Health Data: Taking the Lottery Out of Love

Society for Participatory Medicine

The dating site Match.com wants to help singles “find the kind of relationship they’re looking for” by providing “the tools they need to help take the lottery out of love.”. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) would like to do the same for the relationship between patients and doctors through the “bi-directional availability of data,” as a notice in the Federal Register puts it. Moreover, PGHD doesn’t have to be digital at all.

Speaking Up to Make Pumps Safer

Insulin Nation

We previously discussed how flaws in the FDA medical device reporting system have made it impossible to know how many adverse medical events have been caused by malfunctioning insulin pumps. There are moves to fix the system, but change comes slowly.

4 Ways Top Telemedicine Health Plans Are Maximizing Success

American Well

Telemedicine enables health plans to deliver convenient, affordable, high-quality care to members. But to maximize its impact, health plans need to take full advantage of telehealth’s capabilities. Messaging is also essential to success.

Experts: Telemedicine in Healthcare Nearing ‘Tipping Point’

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It is just going to be the way we deliver health. Commenting on a telemedicine study shared by HP Healthcare at MobiHealthNews, Deibert attributes the expansion of digital healthcare to a number of industry-wide factors, including: The need to correct an ongoing shortage of clinicians.

Recognition, Reimbursement, Results: Why 2017 Was a Win for Connected Health

ConnectedHealth

As we look to the year ahead, this is an important time to reflect on 2017, and the exciting developments that will make 2018 even better for connected health innovation. We worked with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to propose incentive and reimbursement opportunities for the use of remote monitoring tools, we urged the U.S. What’s more, many Medicare doctors and hospitals rely on improvement activities to meet their MIPS requirements.