HHS OIG Telehealth Work Plan Items

The Alliance keeps a tracker of HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) telehealth-related work plan items. Please see below a list of pending and released OIG reports. View other federal data releases here. Reports in Development Title Report Number Expected Release Description Telehealth Services in Select Federal Health Care [...]

2021-12-20T11:04:48-04:00December 19th, 2021|

New Federal Telehealth Data

HHS released new CMS data and an Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) report of Medicare telehealth utilization in 2020 and early 2021. Overall, nearly 53 million virtual visits occurred in traditional Medicare in 2020, compared to about 840,000 in 2019. Of those, nearly all (92%) of visits occurred in patients’ homes, which [...]

2021-12-19T16:28:55-04:00December 13th, 2021|

Medicaid OIG Reports – Parts 1 and 2 of a three-part report on tele-behavioral health and Medicaid

Medicaid OIG Reports – To-date, OIG has released parts 1 and 2 of a three-part report on tele-behavioral health and Medicaid. Below we summarize the key findings, particularly noting successful findings on access and cost. HHS OIG currently has eight different national audits, evaluations and inspections of telemedicine services under the Medicare and Medicaid programs – [...]

2021-10-27T13:47:36-04:00October 27th, 2021|

Medicare OIG Report – Most Medicare beneficiaries received telehealth services only from providers with whom they had an established relationship

Medicare OIG Report – Most Medicare beneficiaries received telehealth services only from providers with whom they had an established relationship Patients are seeing their own providers – Most beneficiaries received telehealth services from providers with whom they had an established relationship. Notably, 84 percent of beneficiaries received telehealth services only from providers with whom they had an established [...]

2021-10-27T13:47:23-04:00October 27th, 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|

ASPE ISSUE BRIEF: State Medicaid Telehealth Policies Before and During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

ASPE ISSUE BRIEF: State Medicaid Telehealth Policies Before and During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency This ASPE issue brief examines state Medicaid telehealth coverage and policies before and after the COVID-19 PHE was declared in January 2020. KEY POINTS Some state Medicaid programs have been innovators and early adopters of telehealth for the delivery of [...]

2021-07-23T11:47:55-04:00July 19th, 2021|

CDC: Trends in Use of Telehealth Among Health Centers During the COVID-19 Pandemic — United States, June 26–November 6, 2020

Trends in Use of Telehealth Among Health Centers During the COVID-19 Pandemic — United States, June 26–November 6, 2020 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Trends in Use of Telehealth Among Health Centers During the COVID-19 Pandemic — United States, June 26–November 6, 2020 What is added by this report? During June 26–November 6, [...]

2021-06-21T15:32:40-04:00February 19th, 2021|

ASPE ISSUE BRIEF: MEDICARE BENEFICIARY USE OF TELEHEALTH VISITS: EARLY DATA FROM THE START OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

ASPE ISSUE BRIEF: MEDICARE BENEFICIARY USE OF TELEHEALTH VISITS: EARLY DATA FROM THE START OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC This ASPE issue brief examines changes in Medicare fee-for-service primary care visits and use of telehealth at the start of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). This brief seeks to address the issue of how and whether [...]

2021-06-21T15:34:05-04:00July 28th, 2020|
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