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Summary: Proposed Calendar Year 2023 Physician Fee Schedule

Summary: Proposed Calendar Year 2023 Physician Fee ScheduleOn July 7, 2022, CMS issued the Calendar Year 2023 (CY2023) Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) proposed rule, which makes payment and policy changes under Medicare Part B.CMS is proposing to add some services to the Medicare Telehealth Services List on a Category 3 basis through the end [...]

2022-08-08T12:46:38-04:00July 7th, 2022|

Hospitalization Outcomes Among Patients With COVID-19 Undergoing Remote Monitoring

JAMA Network: Hospitalization Outcomes Among Patients With COVID-19 Undergoing Remote Monitoring A study found that implementing a remote patient monitoring (RPM) program led to positive outcomes for COVID-19 patients, including lower hospitalizations, intensive care use, and lengths of stay. Researchers performed a cohort study at Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin Health Network, [...]

2022-08-08T13:54:38-04:00July 7th, 2022|

Study shows how Medicare patients are using interstate telehealth visits

Urology Times: Study shows how Medicare patients are using interstate telehealth visits A study published last month by the University of Michigan shows that most out-of-state telehealth in Medicare is used for continuity of care, not acquiring new patients. The findings contradict the notion that extending pandemic-related flexibilities that allow for interstate telehealth [...]

2022-08-08T13:28:34-04:00July 7th, 2022|

COVID-19 Reappears on Top Five Telehealth Diagnoses List

mHealth Intelligence: COVID-19 Reappears on Top Five Telehealth Diagnoses List (7/7) – After two months of decline, the FAIR Health Monthly Regional Tracker reported that telehealth use grew in April, and COVID-19 appeared as one of the top five telehealth diagnoses nationally for the first time since January. Researchers surmised that this increase was primarily due [...]

2022-08-08T13:12:56-04:00July 7th, 2022|

Half of Americans likely to use telehealth post-pandemic

mHealth Intelligence: Half of Americans likely to use telehealth post-pandemic According to a survey conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and The SCAN Foundation, many Americans would like to have continued access to virtual options like telehealth post-pandemic. Nearly half of respondents (48 percent) said that telehealth should continue after [...]

2022-08-08T13:38:20-04:00July 6th, 2022|

Connected Care Updates – July 5

In this update, the Alliance led a letter supporting the Benefit Expansion for Workers Act of 2022 (H.R. 7353). In Congress, there was the release of the FY 2023 House Appropriations Committee, the Legislative Hearing on Investing in Public Health includes Rural Telehealth Access Task Force Act, and the Hearing with the Director of [...]

2022-07-11T14:42:53-04:00July 5th, 2022|

Association of Remote Technology Use and Other Decentralization Tools with Patient Likelihood to Enroll in Cancer Clinical Trials

JAMA Network Open: Association of Remote Technology Use and Other Decentralization Tools with Patient Likelihood to Enroll in Cancer Clinical Trials A study by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network found that cancer clinical trials leveraging remote technology and decentralization tools to reduce patient time and travel burden associated with participation may increase the patient [...]

2022-08-08T13:40:18-04:00July 5th, 2022|

Telehealth Encourages Patients with Diabetes in Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups to Return for in-Person Ophthalmic Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

DovePress: Telehealth Encourages Patients with Diabetes in Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups to Return for in-Person Ophthalmic Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic This study evaluates the role telehealth visits played in helping patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) return for subsequent, in-person eye examinations after the outbreak of COVID-19. The study found that patients [...]

2022-08-08T13:43:30-04:00July 4th, 2022|

United States 2020 Emergency Medicine Resident Workforce Analysis

Annals of Emergency Medicine: United States 2020 Emergency Medicine Resident Workforce Analysis Emergency medicine residents are disproportionately located in urban areas of the country, which is contributing to an emergency physician "desert" in rural America. The study notes telehealth as a remedy to the shortage of emergency physicians in rural areas. Telehealth has [...]

2022-08-08T12:54:44-04:00July 1st, 2022|
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