CMS proposes nixing pain management questions from HCAHPS in response to opioid epidemic

FierceHealthIT

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is planning to eliminate a set of questions on pain management from its nationwide patient experience survey, just months after rolling out updates to the questions

White House Aims To Cut Opioid Prescriptions 33% by 2022

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Increasing costs for prescriptions is creating a long-term financial impact on Medicare Part D and its beneficiaries. Increasing costs for prescriptions is creating a long-term financial impact on Medicare Part D and its beneficiaries.

AMA Report: 6 Ways States Combat Opioid Epidemic

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Increasing costs for prescriptions is creating a long-term financial impact on Medicare Part D and its beneficiaries. Boost access to comprehensive pain care. Financial Medicare and Medicaid Medicaid Medicare Opioid Perscription Drugs Prescription Drug Coverage

Master Guide to Telehealth Statistics for 2019

Enzyme Health

Medicare currently covers many telehealth services depending on coverage level and geography, but still faces some restrictions, with Medicare Advantage plan beneficiaries (about 14 million patients) receiving the broadest access ( ATA Telehealth Basics ).

Virtual Reality Applications in Workers’ Compensation Reviews

Advanced Medical Reviews

Restrictive telehealth payment rules under programs like Medicare. VR headsets offer new mediums for therapy and pain management. Improved Pain Management and Rehabilitation. The audio-visual fidelity of VR-assisted telehealth is also useful in the management of pain for WC patients. Since at least the 1950s, virtual reality (VR) has been floated as one of the next big things in consumer and business tech.

Weekender 8/2/19

HIStalk Weekender

CMS announces a pilot project to display a patient’s claims data to Medicare fee-for-service providers. It appears that it only gives them data for Medicare FFS patients. A Houston pain management doctor owns both the surgery center and the lab. Weekly News Recap.