Summary: CY 2022 Proposed Physician Fee Schedule

On July 13, 2021, CMS released their proposed Calendar Year (CY) 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.Below is a summary of key payment and policy changes within the rule. Comments are due by September 13, 2021. Physician Fee Schedule Please find our summary of the PFS here.  Please find some topline elements and links below.   Press [...]

2021-08-27T15:48:08-04:00August 27th, 2021|

Back to School amidst the New Normal: Ongoing Effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Children’s Health and Well-Being

Kaiser Family Foundation: Back to School amidst the New Normal: Ongoing Effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Children’s Health and Well-Being KFF published a new research brief examining how COVID-19 has affected the health and well-being of children. Among the key findings, children’s utilization of telemedicine services increased since the start of the pandemic, however, [...]

2021-08-20T11:18:24-04:00August 13th, 2021|

Utah Department of Health Center for Health Data and Informatics

Utah Department of Health Center for Health Data and Informatics: A new literature review examines telehealth payment and makes conclusions whether legislation requiring payment parity should be considered. Key findings include: The costs of an ambulatory telehealth visit is on average around $40 lower compared to an in-person visit. Some telehealth services like ambulatory care take [...]

2021-08-20T11:09:46-04:00August 13th, 2021|

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Household Pulse Survey

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Household Pulse Survey According to the latest data from the latest data from the Census Bureau’s Household Pulse “near real-time” survey in partnership with HHS, telehealth usage dropped at the end of July and beginning of August, yet remains significantly above pre-pandemic levels. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/covid19/pulse/telemedicine-use.htm

2021-08-20T11:59:49-04:00August 10th, 2021|

Home Hospital increased in-patient capacity during the COVID-19 surge

EurekAlert! Home Hospital increased in-patient capacity during the COVID-19 surge A research team from Brigham and Women’s Hospital has found that delivering acute care at home for non-COVID patients freed up substantial inpatient capacity during the COVID-19 surge last spring. From March 15, 2020, when Massachusetts’ state of emergency restrictions took effect, until the surge ended [...]

2021-08-20T10:50:56-04:00August 6th, 2021|

Factors Associated With Use of and Satisfaction With Telehealth by Adults in Rural Virginia During the COVID-19 Pandemic

JAMA: Factors Associated With Use of and Satisfaction With Telehealth by Adults in Rural Virginia During the COVID-19 Pandemic In a survey of nearly 300 participants in primarily rural Virginia counties found that roughly 80 percent were comfortable communicating with clinicians using telehealth, and 80 percent also said they would use telehealth again. Satisfaction among [...]

2021-08-20T10:53:53-04:00August 5th, 2021|
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