CMS Continues Its Expansion of Telehealth in Medicare

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, [...]

2018-11-06T17:12:11-04:00November 6th, 2018|

CMS Proposed Rule

In a 2018 proposed rule, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) estimated that telemedicine is saving Medicare patients $60 million in travel time, with a projected estimate of $100 million by 2024, and $170 million by 2029.

2018-11-01T10:26:01-04:00November 1st, 2018|

Proposed CMS Rules Will Govern How MA Plans Structure Telehealth Benefits

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 [...]

2018-10-30T20:07:56-04:00October 30th, 2018|

Summary of Proposed Telemedicine Policy Changes in Medicare

This is the first of two blogs about the telemedicine provisions in the draft CY2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule published last week by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). I’ve summarized below what CMS is proposing, and I will follow up with some thoughts about the implications for telehealth coverage and adoption. Each [...]

2018-07-17T21:39:52-04:00July 17th, 2018|
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