Tag Archives: telehealth

Cybersecurity, Telehealth and Interoperability “Top of Mind” for IT Execs in 2019

As health system leaders look ahead to the challenges and opportunities of the coming year, they are increasing their spending to defend against cyberattacks, expressing optimism about reimbursement for telehealth services, and feeling anxiety about Apple, Amazon and Google entering the health care space, according to a new survey. The second annual survey, conducted by… Read More »

Healthcare Leaders Praise Telehealth Advancements, Delayed E&M Coding Changes in Recent CMS Rule

Late in the afternoon on Thursday, Nov. 1, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule that provides updates to the Physician Fee Schedule and calendar-year 2019 Quality Payment Program (QPP), which encapsulates the Medicare Incentive-based Payment Program (MIPS) and Advanced Payment Models In the proposed rule, which was released… Read More »

MA plans could use more telehealth services under proposed rule

Dive Brief: CMS proposed a rule Friday that would allow Medicare Advantage and Part D plans to cover additional telehealth benefits starting in 2020. Specifically, Medicare plans will have more leeway on telehealth payments “to meet the needs of their enrollees,” CMS said. The agency’s proposal would also update the methodology for calculating star ratings. The… Read More »