Telehealth

AMA Survey Finds Medical Practices Are Slow to Embrace Telehealth

2019-01-15T10:42:36+00:00

By Eric Wicklund, mHealth Intelligence | January 14, 2019 The American Medical Association has found that physician practices aren't using telehealth or telemedicine in large numbers, often because they're having problems paying for the new technology. Telemedicine and telehealth may be the norm rather than the exception in hospitals and [...]

AMA Survey Finds Medical Practices Are Slow to Embrace Telehealth2019-01-15T10:42:36+00:00

CMS Pushes Telehealth, mHealth, But Are Providers Paying Attention?

2019-01-13T07:35:07+00:00

By Eric Wicklund, mHealth Intelligence | January 9, 2019 A new survey finds that two-thirds of healthcare providers don't know about new opportunities for telehealth and mHealth reimbursement from CMS - even though most would benefit. Many hospitals and health systems aren’t prepared to take advantage of new reimbursement opportunities [...]

CMS Pushes Telehealth, mHealth, But Are Providers Paying Attention?2019-01-13T07:35:07+00:00

Will Telehealth and mHealth Fulfill Their Potential in 2019?

2019-01-13T09:59:22+00:00

By Eric Wicklund, mHealth Intelligence | December 31, 2018 With 2019 on the doorstep, healthcare leaders are looking for clues as to what the coming year will hold for telehealth and mHealth. And while most of the experts have long since tossed out the time-worn “tipping point” terminology, they do [...]

Will Telehealth and mHealth Fulfill Their Potential in 2019?2019-01-13T09:59:22+00:00

CCHP Sees 2018 Telehealth Gains in Medicaid, Interstate Licensure

2018-12-28T12:05:48+00:00

By Eric Wicklund, mHealth Intelligence | December 18, 2018 State legislatures passing new telehealth laws in 2018 focused primarily on expanding Medicaid coverage, approving interstate licensure pacts and establishing guidelines, according to a review by the Center for Connected Health Policy. On the other side of the connected care checklist, however, the California-based center found [...]

CCHP Sees 2018 Telehealth Gains in Medicaid, Interstate Licensure2018-12-28T12:05:48+00:00

VA Announces Telehealth Partnerships With Walmart, Philips, T-Mobile

2018-12-09T21:11:32+00:00

By Eric Wicklund, mHealth Intelligence | December 07, 2018 The Department of Veterans Affairs is expanding its “Anywhere to Anywhere VA Health Care” program with new telehealth and telemedicine partnerships. At this week’s “Anywhere to Anywhere Together” summit in Washington DC, the VA announced connected care programs with Walmart, T-Mobile and Philips designed to give [...]

VA Announces Telehealth Partnerships With Walmart, Philips, T-Mobile2018-12-09T21:11:32+00:00

3 Insights on Successful Telehealth Programs

2018-11-25T15:17:04+00:00

By Harrison Cook, Becker's Hospital Review | November 21, 2018 Hospitals seeking entry into the telehealth field often face skeptical patients who are unfamiliar with telehealth services and how they offer patients the same quality care they get at their physician's office. At the Becker's Hospital Review 7th Annual CEO [...]

3 Insights on Successful Telehealth Programs2018-11-25T15:17:04+00:00

Congress Facing Pressure to Pass Telehealth Bill for Senior Care

2018-11-25T15:20:00+00:00

By Erick Wicklund, mHealth Intelligence | November 19, 2018 Connected care advocates are lobbying Congress to pass the Reducing Unnecessary Senior Hospitalizations (RUSH) Act of 2018, which aims to reduce rehospitalizations at qualified skilled nursing facilities by giving them more incentives to use telemedicine and telehealth to improve patient care. And they [...]

Congress Facing Pressure to Pass Telehealth Bill for Senior Care2018-11-25T15:20:00+00:00

New Group Lobbies for More Telehealth, mHealth in Medicaid Programs

2018-11-25T15:06:08+00:00

By Eric Wicklund, mHealth Intelligence | November 16, 2018 Dozens of health technology companies have formed a non-profit aimed at lobbying for more telehealth and mHealth in Medicaid. Spurred by recent federal and state efforts to expand Medicaid programs targeting underserved populations, HealthTech4Medicaid (HT4M) aims “to further improve quality and [...]

New Group Lobbies for More Telehealth, mHealth in Medicaid Programs2018-11-25T15:06:08+00:00

CMS to Reimburse Providers for Remote Patient Monitoring Services

2018-11-04T11:34:41+00:00

By Eric Wicklund, mHealth Intelligence | November 2, 2018 CMS has issued its final update to the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program, including three new CPT codes for reimbursement of remote patient monitoring. The changes mark an important step in the government's acceptance of mHealth and telehealth [...]

CMS to Reimburse Providers for Remote Patient Monitoring Services2018-11-04T11:34:41+00:00

CMS Proposed Rule Expands Telehealth for Medicare Advantage Plans, Beefs Up Payment Audits

2018-10-28T11:08:58+00:00

By Rose Meltzer, Fierce Healthcare | October 26, 2018 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule on Friday that would allow Medicare Advantage plans greater flexibility to offer telehealth benefits. The proposed rule (PDF) would also update the Star Ratings methodology, streamline benefits for Dual Eligible Special [...]

CMS Proposed Rule Expands Telehealth for Medicare Advantage Plans, Beefs Up Payment Audits2018-10-28T11:08:58+00:00