Finally, a Chance for Telemedicine to Shine in Medicare and Medicaid

This past week was big for telemedicine in public programs.  Both telehealth and remote patient monitoring (RPM) are proven tools in the commercial marketplace, but reimbursement restrictions have made adoption in Medicare and Medicaid pretty close to non-existent.  It is still essential to pass legislation to fix outdated legal barriers in these programs.  However, the [...]

2016-05-02T15:07:14-04:00May 2nd, 2016|

The Role of Policy in Hindering Telemedicine’s Progress

The Los Angeles Convention Center is abuzz this week with discussions about the future of patient care as the American Telemedicine Association brings together entrepreneurs, technology and device companies, health systems, and others for their annual meeting. Treating patients is no longer restricted to regular office hours and judging by the exhibit hall at the [...]

2015-05-05T17:01:24-04:00May 5th, 2015|

2015: Another Unstoppable Year for Telehealth

Offering telehealth1 to employees or health plan beneficiaries used to be a differentiator in benefits – an added perk for employees or health care consumers increasingly demanding convenience and accessibility. Today, it is rapidly becoming a necessary addition to benefit packages. Not only do employees and prospective health plan enrollees want it, but it’s also [...]

2015-03-24T17:00:50-04:00March 24th, 2015|

Telehealth: An Important Tool in Achieving the Goals of the ACO Program and Why Restrictions Should Be Lifted in Final ACO Rule

December 12, 2014 | Krista Drobac, Executive director of the Alliance for Connected Care In the recently released proposed rule related to the accountable care organization (ACO) program1 (or Medicare Shared Savings Program, as it is formally known), the CMS contemplated allowing ACOs to utilize and be reimbursed for an important tool in better coordinating [...]

2014-12-13T03:42:50-04:00December 12th, 2014|

Commentary: Time for Congress to make payments for telehealth happen

December 12, 2014 | Krista Drobac, Executive director of the Alliance for Connected Care The reason that telehealth usage among seniors in Medicare is almost non-existent is because the rules were written at a time when telehealth was used primarily to provide access to care for rural patients. To access a physician remotely, Medicare beneficiaries [...]

2014-12-12T18:34:27-04:00December 12th, 2014|

Actuarial Study Shows Medicare can Save with Telehealth

New Study Highlights Savings Likely from Payment of Telehealth in Medicare Washington, DC, Dec. 12, 2014 – The Alliance for Connected Care is pleased to release a new actuarial study showing that telehealth can help achieve savings in the Medicare program. The study combined the data of five telehealth companies in the commercial sector and [...]

2016-02-04T13:32:57-04:00December 12th, 2014|
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