Telehealth: An Important Tool in Achieving the Goals of the ACO Program and Why Restrictions Should Be Lifted in Final ACO Rule

December 12, 2014 | Krista Drobac, Executive director of the Alliance for Connected Care In the recently released proposed rule related to the accountable care organization (ACO) program1 (or Medicare Shared Savings Program, as it is formally known), the CMS contemplated allowing ACOs to utilize and be reimbursed for an important tool in better coordinating [...]

2014-12-13T03:42:50-04:00December 12th, 2014|

Commentary: Time for Congress to make payments for telehealth happen

December 12, 2014 | Krista Drobac, Executive director of the Alliance for Connected Care The reason that telehealth usage among seniors in Medicare is almost non-existent is because the rules were written at a time when telehealth was used primarily to provide access to care for rural patients. To access a physician remotely, Medicare beneficiaries [...]

2014-12-12T18:34:27-04:00December 12th, 2014|

Actuarial Study Shows Medicare can Save with Telehealth

New Study Highlights Savings Likely from Payment of Telehealth in Medicare Washington, DC, Dec. 12, 2014 – The Alliance for Connected Care is pleased to release a new actuarial study showing that telehealth can help achieve savings in the Medicare program. The study combined the data of five telehealth companies in the commercial sector and [...]

2016-02-04T13:32:57-04:00December 12th, 2014|

Assessment of the Feasibility and Cost of Replacing In-Person Care with Acute Care Telehealth Services

A study demonstrating the feasibility of and cost of replacing in-person case with acute care telehealth services found that the average estimated cost of a telehealth visit is $40 to $50 per visit compared to the average estimated cost of $136 to $176 for in-person acute care. The study estimated savings per commercial telehealth visit of $126. [...]

2014-12-01T10:23:22-04:00December 1st, 2014|
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