HHS OIG Releases New Report on Medicare Telehealth Services During the Pandemic

On March 17, 2022, the HHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a new report examining the use of telehealth services in Medicare during the first year of the pandemic, declaring that telehealth was critical during this time period for Medicare beneficiaries. The report also looks at the growth of telehealth services, the types [...]

2022-03-17T12:16:38-04:00March 17th, 2022|

ASPE Report: Medicare Beneficiaries’ Use of Telehealth in 2020: Trends by Beneficiary Characteristics and Location

ASPE Report: Medicare Beneficiaries’ Use of Telehealth in 2020: Trends by Beneficiary Characteristics and Location – Summary: Telehealth services expanded rapidly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Using data from the Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey (HPS) in 2021, this Issue Brief analyzes national trends in telehealth utilization across all payers and examines how use of video-enabled vs. audio-only telehealth services differ across patient [...]

2022-03-28T13:39:04-04:00January 3rd, 2022|

Report: Telemedicine Utilization Increased 30-Fold During First 12 Months of COVID-19 Pandemic

Arkansas Center for Health Improvement: Report: Telemedicine Utilization Increased 30-Fold During First 12 Months of COVID-19 Pandemic The Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (ACHI) assessed telemedicine trends from March 2020 through April 2021 for Arkansas, with trends reflecting findings similar to the CMS Medicare Telemedicine Snapshot report during the pandemic. April 2020 represented the month [...]

2022-01-25T13:03:21-04:00December 20th, 2021|

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 [...]

2022-03-17T11:20:18-04:00December 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|
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