CMS Continues Its Expansion of Telehealth in Medicare

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On Thursday, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized the Calendar Year 2019 (CY19) Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), which lays out reimbursement rates for physicians and other health professionals who provide services to Medicare beneficiaries. This year’s rule is another exciting step forward for the telehealth world, with new services like virtual check-ins, […]

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Proposed CMS Rules Will Govern How MA Plans Structure Telehealth Benefits

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On Friday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule regarding Medicare Part C and Part D benefits. The proposal is the next step in the implementation of the Bipartisan Budget Act which authorized Medicare Advantage (MA) plans to offer, as part of the basic benefit package, additional telehealth benefits beyond […]

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CMS Telemedicine Expansion Could Lead to Cuts in Medicare Base Rate

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Politico | July 16, 2018 Excerpt: The rule won’t open the floodgates for telemedicine reimbursement by Medicare. It requires doctors to have a prior relationship with the patient, a limitation criticized by Krista Drobac, executive director of the Alliance for Connected Care. She noted that all states — and the AMA — allow relationships to […]

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Why Congress’s Opioid Effort is a Major Step Forward for Telehealth Reimbursement

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Over the past several weeks, the House of Representatives passed 58 opioid-related bills. The Senate is in the midst of considering their own legislation. The intent of congressional leaders in both chambers is to reconcile these legislative packages and send a final bill to the President this year. This effort is key to solving a […]

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