HHS OIG: Certain Medicare Beneficiaries, Such as Urban and Hispanic Beneficiaries, Were More Likely Than Others To Use Telehealth During the First Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic

HHS OIG: Certain Medicare Beneficiaries, Such as Urban and Hispanic Beneficiaries, Were More Likely Than Others To Use Telehealth During the First Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report which Expands on the telehealth utilization report released earlier this year; and [...]

2022-09-07T12:32:27-04:00September 7th, 2022|

OIG Report: Medicare Telehealth Services During the First Year of the Pandemic: Program Integrity Risks

OIG Report: Medicare Telehealth Services During the First Year of the Pandemic: Program Integrity Risks The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General released a report which describes Providers’ billing for telehealth services; and Identifies ways to safeguard Medicare from fraud, waste, and abuse related to telehealth. The full report can [...]

2022-09-07T12:31:35-04:00September 7th, 2022|

ONDCP Announces Report on Improving Telehealth Services for Substance Use Disorder

White House Office of National Drug Control Policy: ONDCP Announces Report on Improving Telehealth Services for Substance Use Disorder The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) released the Telehealth and Substance Use Disorder Services in the Era of Covid-19: Review and Recommendations report. The report by the Legislative Analysis and Public Policy [...]

2022-06-27T14:54:37-04:00June 22nd, 2022|

Evaluation of the Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) Program: 2019 Cohort

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA): Evaluation of the Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) Program: 2019 Cohort The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released the second annual report evaluating the Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) Program, the first cohort of which completed its first year of implementation last August. The program [...]

2022-06-27T14:24:45-04:00June 9th, 2022|

Spring 2022 Semiannual Report to Congress, Highlights Telehealth Use Among Medicare Beneficiaries

HHS Office of the Inspector General: Spring 2022 Semiannual Report to Congress, Highlights Telehealth Use Among Medicare Beneficiaries The HHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released its Spring 2022 Semiannual Report to Congress, which highlights nearly $3 billion in expected recoveries as a result of HHS-OIG audits and investigations and provides an overview of HHS-OIG [...]

2022-06-27T14:25:52-04:00June 6th, 2022|

National Strategy Needed to Guide Federal Efforts to Reduce Digital Divide

Government Accountability Office: National Strategy Needed to Guide Federal Efforts to Reduce Digital Divide The Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report on broadband, which recommends the White House to develop and implement a national broadband strategy with clear roles, goals, objectives, and performance measures to support better management of fragmented, overlapping federal broadband programs [...]

2022-06-27T14:17:16-04:00May 31st, 2022|

National Health Statistics Report Shows Telemedicine Use in Children Age 0-17

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: National Health Statistics Report Shows Telemedicine Use in Children Age 0-17 The CDC found that, in the second half of 2020, only 14.1 percent of children used telehealth due to the pandemic, but use was higher among those with asthma, a developmental condition, or a disability. In total, about 12.6 [...]

2022-06-27T13:59:54-04:00May 10th, 2022|

Medicare and Telehealth – Delivering on Innovation’s Promise for Equity, Quality, Access and Sustainability

Health Affairs: Medicare and Telehealth – Delivering on Innovation’s Promise for Equity, Quality, Access and Sustainability The COVID-19 pandemic profoundly changed health care. Policy makers and health care leaders must evaluate the lessons learned from the pandemic and leverage telehealth innovations with an eye toward how such changes can advance health equity; drive high-quality, high-value, [...]

2022-06-27T13:56:21-04:00May 1st, 2022|

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|
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