Remote Care Technologies – What have they been, what will they be?

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Previously limited categories expand to span multiple remote care services. Lots of chatter is underway this week about Telehealth, Remote Patient Monitoring, remote care technologies for senior living (where no visitors are allowed). Consider the HIMSS rebranding of one company, Wellsky, formerly Mediware,rebranded as Wellsky, but also renamed home, companion, private duty care as ‘personal care.’ But what about remote engagement technologies?

Why It's Time to Embrace Telemedicine

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I t’s more than 40 years old and was developed as a way to use improvements in communication technology to bring quality medical diagnoses and care to individuals in remote parts of the world. What’s this new thing called Telemedicine? For starters, it’s not new!

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2019 CMS Fee Schedule Expands Reimbursement for Remote Care

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It’s official: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 2019 fee schedule is in effect as of January 1, 2019, bringing with it three new CPT codes that allow for expanded reimbursement for remote care services. CMS Code 99454 covers reimbursement for initial supply and daily recording or programmed alert transmission for a 30-day period for remote devices measuring the same physiologic factors as code 99453.

Covid-19 – Technology changes accelerate – some a work-in-progress

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A number of companies popped into my inbox in the past week with announcements of a period of free access to remote care/engagement technologies – including and in alphabetical order CareCentrix , CareTree , Ergo , Eversound , Outpatient , Ready Responders , VitalTech , and NurseCaller.

The Future of Healthcare: Telehealth. Here’s Why You Need to Consider Telemedicine in 2019

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With telemedicine, patients are able to seek services from providers in larger communities without having to coordinate travel plans or using the distance as a valid excuse to not seek treatment or care. The reality of having virtual services available from specialities like psychiatry, dermatology, primary care, plastic surgery would mean more accessible healthcare for all, regardless of income. There is an increased reimbursement for remote care services offered by the U.S.

Five technology and health blogs from March 2020

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Smart home and ability to enable participation in remote interactions) matters more than it ever has. And it created a big challenge for the multiple PR firms engaged to help create that visibility to innovation in care. This applies to caring for and treating the 2.5

CMS Proposes Major Expansion of Reimbursement for Telehealth Services

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Reimbursement for telehealth services by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has long been a point of contention. Up until the last couple of years, and particularly since the beginning of 2018, these policies were fairly strict, allowing for very little reimbursement for telehealth services like virtual visits between patients and doctors , or remote patient monitoring for a range of chronic conditions. Senators: Medicare Reimbursement Restrictions Are ‘Outdated’.

Global RPM Report: Remote Patient Monitoring Expands in U.S. & Internationally

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There are still a few months to go in 2018, yet this year is already shaping up to be arguably the most eventful and important for the proliferation of remote patient management (RPM). the year kicked off with a modification of CPT code 99091 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which “ immediately increased the amount of billable Medicare hours available for doctors and clinicians who utilize remote care services ,” as we reported in January.