Healthcare Interoperability with Perficient and Red Hat [Webinar]

Perficient

In 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology released the CMS Final Rule , which puts patients first by giving them access to their health information when they need it, in a way they can best use it.

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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). The post Medicare Next Generation ACO Model Telehealth Expansion Waiver appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. As of January 2018, this restriction has changed for more than 50 “Accountable Care … Read more.

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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

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. the webinar will include panelists Leslie Krigstein, vice president of congressional affairs for CHIME, Tom Leary, vice president of government affairs for HIMSS and Dr. Dean Smith, CMIO for GlobalMed.

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.

Telehealth Assistance Resource Pages

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

Here, you can also sign up for our weekly webinars ( Telehealth 101 and Telehealth Roundup ). COVID19 General Medicaid Medicare My TRC Real World Examples Telehealth

Free Course Available Now: Remote Patient Monitoring Module!

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

Identify RPM medicare CPT codes. Webinar: Remote Patient Monitoring – A Mississippi Story. National TRC Webinar: CCM and Remote Patient Monitoring Improve Care Coordination & Increasing Revenue.

One in Two Americans with Work-Based Insurance Worries That Healthcare Costs Could Lead to Bankruptcy

Health Populi

Gallup and West Health presented their study in a webinar earlier this week; in today’s post, I feature a few key data points that particularly resonate as I celebrate/appreciate yesterday’s U.S. One in two people in the U.S.

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?

8 must-know lessons from telehealth's new normal

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In June, Healthcare IT News and the other HIMSS Media brands, Healthcare Finance and MobiHealthNews, launched a new series of editorial webinars at the HIMSS Learning Center.

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

Health Populi

Lowering the costs of care, ensuring the integrity of Medicare benefits, ensuring that low-income people don’t lose Medicaid coverage, and lowering prescription drug prices gain majority support across all health care voters who say health care is extremely important in the choice for members of Congress this year. 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.”

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.

Billing Telehealth Updates for the South Central Region – December 2020

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

Cigna and Medicare have both rolled out significant permanent telehealth changes, with Cigna implementing a new Virtual Care Policy and Medicare implementing several additional permanent flexibilities. Medicare: No Changes.

Telehealth Policy 2018: Keeping You In The Know

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

On March 15 at 1 PM CT , Mei Wa Kwong, JD, Executive Director, and Christine Calouro, Policy Associate, from the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) will present a free National Telehealth Resource Center webinar to provide an update on federal and state telehealth policy actions and to discuss issues that may arise throughout the year. Medicare and Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Reimbursement. Click here to read specific information on the Medicare website.

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. Webinar options: Southern California Telemedicine Learning Center , American Telemedicine Association and Midwest Alliance for Health Education. Telehealth and Telemedicine Definition.

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.

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.

Billing Telehealth Updates for the South Central Region

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

Medicare: Telehealth flexibilities and cost-share waivers continue to extend through the end of the federal PHE. The South Central Telehealth Resource Center is committed to assisting you through the complexities of billing telehealth through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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. One of the five trends we’ll discuss in the 2018 Accenture Digital Health Tech Vision webinar on Wednesday 18th July is called “frictionless business.” 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. In the meantime, Dr. Kowalski said, JDRF will be working to ensure that the 670G, and other future artificial pancreas systems, are covered by insurance and Medicare.

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.

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."

The 2020 Amwell Client Awards

American Well

An effective assisted enrollment campaign, employee-facing webinars, a strong LHO presence at “Be Well, Work Well” live and virtual events, and biannual registration email campaigns all contributed to this registration success.

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. Medicare would effectively be setting the floor for premium costs, and commercials would have to come down and offer better services to compete. Deliver an educational webinar (providers). Weekly News Recap. Livongo’s planned Q3 IPO could bring in $1 billion. Carestream Health sells its health IT business to Philips.

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. FDA updates draft guidance on managing cybersecurity issues for the premarket submission of medical devices. Digital prescription savings company OptimizeRx acquires interactive patient messaging vendor CareSpeak Communications.

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. Medicaid Transformation Project signs up 17 leading health systems to develop solutions to improve the healthcare and social needs of the 75 million Americans who are on Medicaid.

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. Cerner announces Q1 results that meet Wall Street’s revenue and earnings expectations. Seattle-based genetic testing and health coaching startup Arivale shuts down after burning through $50 million in funding.

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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. It says that dismantling of the Affordable Care Act is causing more people to be uninsured, leaving Medicare to have to pay hospitals disproportionate share subsidies. Deliver an educational webinar (providers).

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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. Athenahealth prepares to take second-round bids as inside sources report that Cerner and UnitedHealthcare have passed on buying the EHR vendor. Theranos tells shareholders it will dissolve and will work to pay off its creditors with remaining cash on hand.

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 10/26/18

HIStalk Weekender

For people over 65 on Medicare, we’re Canada. Deliver an educational webinar (providers). Weekly News Recap. Nova Scotia’s province-wide EHR selection nears completion, with all vendors except Allscripts and Cerner failing to make the cut in a process that has raised questions about possible bias. Clearlake Capital Group will acquire provider management, credentialing, and payer enrollment technology vendor Symplr.

Weekender 9/21/18

HIStalk Weekender

California’s private surgery center accreditation agencies, which are paid directly by their surgery center customers, often approve facilities that have been decertified by Medicare; that are being run by medical professionals who have lost their licenses or who were caught practicing outside the scope of their training; or that have high complication or death rates. Deliver an educational webinar (providers). Weekly News Recap.

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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. A breach of American Medical Collection Agency exposes the information of 19 million of patients of national lab companies LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics.

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. Facebook fixes security holes that allowed third parties to harvest the names and email addresses of people who signed up for its private groups, triggered by a breast cancer group’s concern.

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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. Amazon announces that it will acquire mail order pharmacy PillPack for a rumored $1 billion in cash. Cerner settles an unpaid overtime employee class action lawsuit for $4.5 million. The VA says it will bring three sites live on Cerner by 2020.

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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. The VA signs a 10-year, $10 billion contract with Cerner for its new EHR.

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Weekender 10/5/18

HIStalk Weekender

Axios reporter Bob Herman notes that attending the AMA’s RVS Update Committee (RUC) – whose rules are used to set Medicare’s payment policies – as a journalist requires signing a confidentiality agreement that prohibits all attendees from disclosing potential CPT code changes, anything the committee talks about, and the names of committee members. Deliver an educational webinar (providers). Weekly News Recap.

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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. Northwestern Medicine (IL) lays off 60 IT employees after completing its Epic go-live. CVS Health adds MinuteClinic-branded virtual consults from Teladoc to its CVS Pharmacy app.

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]. Becker’s Healthcare is pleased to release the “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare | 2018” list, which highlights hospitals, health systems and healthcare companies that promote diversity within the workforce, employee engagement and professional growth.