Medicare Next Generation ACO Model Telehealth Expansion Waiver

Telebehavioral Health Institute

As previously discussed, in the United States traditional fee-for-service system of Medicare, use of the telehealth benefit is limited to rural Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA).

MACRA & Telehealth Reimbursement

Telebehavioral Health Institute

In May 2018, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administration (CMS) released a brief but noteworthy document entitled, Summary of Policies in the Calendar Year (CY) 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule … Read more. Blog Telebehavioral Health Telemental Health Webinar Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) handout MACRA Medicaid Medicare Reimbursement Webinar Telehealth Reimbursement

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GlobalMed and Answers Media Network Host Webinar on Urgent Need for Telemedicine

GlobalMed

The webinar will take place on Tuesday, Oct. The webinar will explain how telemedicine can democratize healthcare access while controlling costs and reducing provider burnout. This webinar is a call to action – to accelerate adoption and change healthcare outcomes in the U.S.

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! Although telehealth is covered, there are restrictions.

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! Although telehealth is covered, there are restrictions.

When Will Self-Service Come to Health Care?

Health Populi

Health Populi’s Hot Points: GMDC held a webinar today on self-care , discussing the opportunity for health@retail to support consumers in doing more for themselves to engage in health.

Healthcare and the F-Word: Health Politics Rank High on November 6, 2018

Health Populi

Professor Blendon pointed out in a webinar last week that covering pre-existing conditions for health insurance coverage is now a “moral and emotional issue.” “Let’s get this thing f-ing done,” Martha McSally passionately asserted on May 4, 2017.

State of the Union Review: Our Healthcare Ecosystem

Medicine and Technology

How about listening to a webinar on our heatlhcare ecosystem? webinarWhat are you doing this afternoon?

Telehealth and COVID-19 in the U.S.: A Conversation with Ann Mond Johnson, ATA CEO

Health Populi

For example, only health care providers that have an existing relationship with a Medicare patient would be eligible per the requirements in the legislation. Check out this last public health poster about Medicare and COVID-19.

Telehealth Policy 2018: Keeping You In The Know

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

To supplement information provided in the webinar, the South Central Telehealth Resource Center would like to share information and resources regarding national and regional changes that may be helpful to you. Medicare and Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Reimbursement.

More Provider Relief Funds On the Way: Beware Updated Terms and Conditions

Health Law Blog | Telehealth

The initial $30 billion was allocated based on the providers’ 2019 Medicare fee for services payments. The next $20 billion will also reach providers who receive only a small amount of Medicare revenue, e.g., children’s hospitals. Much of the remaining $30 billion is expected to reimburse providers for COVID-19 treatment of the uninsured at Medicare rates. We will address these and other developments at our next COVID-19 Legal Update webinar on Monday. By Kim Stanger.

How Taking Care of Your Health Boosts Savings Accounts

Health Populi

90% of the execs polled said that health care costs are confusing given the current payor mix they have to deal with, from Medicare and Medicaid to any number of commercial insurers, union plans, and other payors in the mix. It will cost about $275,000 for a couple retiring in the U.S.

Why You Still Have to Bolus with the First Artificial Pancreas

Insulin Nation

During a webinar held shortly after the FDA announced approval for the Medtronic 670G, JDRF chief mission officer Dr. Aaron Kowalski discussed why he believes the pump system merits the label of an artificial pancreas.

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

Continue Education Journal

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which will help ensure providers have the ability to set patients up with proper at-home treatment and monitoring systems. Telehealth and Telemedicine Definition.

Rural hospitals need more than telehealth to survive the pandemic

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

During a Thursday webinar hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center and moderated by former Sen. "The Trump administration has built on this effort and temporarily expanded access to care by providing regulatory flexibility around the use of telehealth for all Medicare beneficiaries."

FAQ: Telehealth Policy During COVID-19

American Well

On March 5, Congress passed the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act , which contained a provision giving the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) the authority to temporarily waive certain telehealth restrictions for Medicare.

Weekender 3/8/19

HIStalk Weekender

The original Obamacare bill had a subscription-based expansion of Medicare, i.e. a 25-year-old could pay premiums directly to Medicare for enrollment. Deliver an educational webinar (providers). Weekly News Recap. Livongo’s planned Q3 IPO could bring in $1 billion.

Weekender 1/25/19

HIStalk Weekender

Researchers note that Medicare patient readmissions within 30 days dropped sharply after CMS started penalizing hospitals financially, but the death rate appears to have increased during the same period. Recent Medicare Recipient ). Deliver an educational webinar (providers).

Weekender 10/19/18

HIStalk Weekender

We have a healthcare industry, not a system (unless you’re talking about Medicare or the VA), with competing entities looking for market share. Deliver an educational webinar (providers). Weekly News Recap.

Weekender 4/26/19

HIStalk Weekender

HHS announces CMS Primary Cares, two value-based care payment models launching in 2020 that it says will cover at least 25% of Medicare beneficiaries and providers. Deliver an educational webinar (providers). Weekly News Recap.

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Weekender 8/24/18

HIStalk Weekender

Payments models are complex and in flux; Medicare and Medicaid future uncertain, human factors play a huge role in these processes. I wonder if all this has contained the rate of Medicare spending? Deliver an educational webinar (providers). Weekly News Recap.

Weekender 6/8/18

HIStalk Weekender

Medicare trustees, most of whom are Republican government officials, say the White House’s elimination of the individual mandate and the Independent Payment Advisory Board as well as its tax cuts will cause its hospital insurance trust fund to be depleted in 2026. Weekly News Recap.

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Weekender 9/7/18

HIStalk Weekender

CMS mistakenly sends Medicare termination letters to 38,000 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota beneficiaries, blaming the mix up on bad data from the health plan. Deliver an educational webinar (providers). Weekly News Recap.

Weekender 10/26/18

HIStalk Weekender

For people over 65 on Medicare, we’re Canada. Deliver an educational webinar (providers). Weekly News Recap.

Weekender 9/21/18

HIStalk Weekender

Deliver an educational webinar (providers). Weekly News Recap. Pathologists at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center complain that its executives and board members received equity in pathology decision support company Paige.AI

HIE 41

Weekender 6/7/19

HIStalk Weekender

A healthcare cyberattack report by cloud endpoint protection vendor Carbon Black notes that hackers are going after administrative records of physicians that can be used to fraudulently bill Medicare and other insurers. Deliver an educational webinar (providers). Weekly News Recap.

Weekender 7/13/18

HIStalk Weekender

Medicare (which also sets the rules for most commercial payers) has a very limit set of originating sites (locations where the patient can be during the visit). Deliver an educational webinar (providers). Weekly News Recap.

EHR 36

Weekender 6/29/18

HIStalk Weekender

A JAMA-published study finds that Medicare-insured seniors were in 2015 less likely to die in hospitals instead of their homes compared to 2000. Deliver an educational webinar (providers). Weekly News Recap.

HIPAA 36

Weekender 5/18/18

HIStalk Weekender

My first inclination is to at least publish the Medicare price. The photo above is of his patients’ medical records that were stored in “an unsecured and dilapidated barn” where he tried to hide them from Medicare. Deliver an educational webinar (providers). Weekly News Recap.

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Weekender 10/5/18

HIStalk Weekender

Deliver an educational webinar (providers). Weekly News Recap. Cerner announces the partner companies that will serve on its VA EHR modernization team. Change Healthcare is reportedly preparing for a 2019 IPO that will value the company at up to $12 billion.

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Understanding Telemedicine Reimbursement

GlobalMed

Telehealth bills are pending in Congress; Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced policy changes and new coverage as well. We’re also holding a webinar this autumn where reimbursement experts will explain how to navigate payer policies and take your questions on driving telemedicine revenue. For dates and more details, sign up for our newsletter and follow us on Twitter , LinkedIn and Instagram for announcements on this and other upcoming webinars.

Weekender 8/10/18

HIStalk Weekender

CMS releases a draft rule that would overhaul the Medicare Share Savings Program. Deliver an educational webinar (providers). Weekly News Recap. UnitedHealth Group is reportedly the only non-financial company that’s in the running to acquire Athenahealth.

150 top places to work in healthcare

Henry Kotula

For employees over 55 years old, the hospital offers free Medicare and health claims assistance. [link].

Weekender 5/25/18

HIStalk Weekender

Medicare would have paid the hospital only $20,000. Deliver an educational webinar (providers). Weekly News Recap.