OIG Telehealth Provided to Medicare Beneficiaries Complied with Medicare Requirements

Office of Inspector General (OIG): Telehealth Provided to Medicare Beneficiaries Complied with Medicare Requirements From March 2020 through November 2020 (audit period), Medicare Part B paid approximately $10.3 billion for Evaluation and Management (E/M) services, including telehealth services, provided to Medicare enrollees nationwide. There were concerns that the telehealth expansion increased the risk of [...]

2024-03-14T15:34:02-04:00February 13th, 2024|

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Telemedicine Use Among Physicians by Physician Specialty: United States, 2021

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Telemedicine Use Among Physicians by Physician Specialty: United States, 2021 A CDC study found that primary care and medical specialists were more likely to be satisfied with telemedicine technology compared with surgical specialists. More medical specialists (27.4 percent) used telemedicine for 50 percent of their patient visits [...]

2024-04-08T14:57:12-04:00February 1st, 2024|

JAMA Health Forum: Characteristics of Mental Health Specialists Who Shifted Their Practice Entirely to Telemedicine

JAMA Health Forum: Characteristics of Mental Health Specialists Who Shifted Their Practice Entirely to Telemedicine While most mental health specialists have in-person and telemedicine visits, some have transitioned to fully virtual practice, perhaps for greater work-life flexibility (including avoiding commuting) and eliminating expenses of maintaining a physical clinic. This study found that, in 2022, [...]

2024-04-08T15:08:23-04:00January 26th, 2024|

The New England Journal of Medicine: Wearable Digital Health Technologies for Monitoring in Cardiovascular Medicine

The New England Journal of Medicine: Wearable Digital Health Technologies for Monitoring in Cardiovascular Medicine This review article presents a three-part true-life clinical vignette hat illustrates how digital health technology can aid providers caring for patients with cardiovascular disease. Although the uses of remote patient monitoring may be broad and could include management of [...]

2024-04-08T15:10:40-04:00January 25th, 2024|

JAMA Network: Nurse and Social Worker Palliative Telecare Team and Quality of Life in Patients With COPD, Heart Failure, or Interstitial Lung Disease

JAMA Network: Nurse and Social Worker Palliative Telecare Team and Quality of Life in Patients With COPD, Heart Failure, or Interstitial Lung Disease  A study found receiving care from a palliative telecare team resulted in more improvements in quality of life than usual care among patients with COPD, interstitial lung disease or heart failure. [...]

2024-04-08T15:12:34-04:00January 16th, 2024|

JAMA Network: Increasing Telehealth Access Through Licensure Exceptions

JAMA Network: Increasing Telehealth Access Through Licensure Exceptions Several researchers from Harvard released a viewpoint article on interstate telehealth. The authors explain how exceptions can be used to connect patients via telehealth with a physician in another state, why this is a more practical and effective strategy, and finally what needs to happen for [...]

2024-04-08T15:16:31-04:00December 14th, 2023|

Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies: National Consumer Survey Finds Americans Are More Likely To Turn to Scam Online Pharmacies if DEA Curbs Telehealth Rx

Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies: National Consumer Survey Finds Americans Are More Likely To Turn to Scam Online Pharmacies if DEA Curbs Telehealth Rx The American for Safe Online Pharmacies released survey data which found that without comprehensive legislative and regulatory policy solutions, Americans will use be unaware of the prescription medicine sellers they [...]

2024-04-08T14:36:55-04:00December 6th, 2023|

FAIR Health: Hypertension Became the Top-Ranked Asynchronous Telehealth Diagnosis Nationally

FAIR Health: Hypertension Became the Top-Ranked Asynchronous Telehealth Diagnosis Nationally According to FAIR Health's Monthly Telehealth Regional Tracker, hypertension ranked in first place among asynchronous telehealth diagnoses nationally. It had ranked in second place in the earlier months of the year. In September, hypertension increased in its share of asynchronous telehealth claim lines nationally and in every [...]

2024-04-08T14:42:03-04:00December 5th, 2023|

MD Revolution: Implementing Remote Patient Monitoring and Chronic Care Management improves Patient Outcomes and Practice Revenues

MD Revolution: Implementing Remote Patient Monitoring and Chronic Care Management improves Patient Outcomes and Practice Revenues A study, commissioned by MD Revolution, found that physician practices and hospitals who have implemented remote patient monitoring (RPM) and chronic care management (CCM) programs are measurably improving patient outcomes, increasing patient satisfaction and simultaneously building practice value. [...]

2024-04-08T14:40:42-04:00December 5th, 2023|
Go to Top