CMS Expanded Coverage of Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring Services

CMS Expanded Coverage of Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring Services »

12 Dec, 2017
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In terms of remote patient monitoring, CMS has un-bundled CPT code 99091 for 2018, meaning that providers will soon be able to get reimbursed separately for time spent on collection and interpretation of health data that is generated by a patient remotely, digitally stored and transmitted to the provider, at a minimum of 30 minutes of time. CMS stated that this is a first step toward recognizing remote patient monitoring services for separate payment, and it will continue to closely track the AMA’s CPT Editorial Panel activities as they further refine and value the code sets for remote monitoring.

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

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15 May, 2015
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1. A Partners Program Lowers Hospital Admissions & Mortality Rates Partners HealthCare Connected Health announced this week that their remote monitoring program for heart failure patients resulted in lower hospitalization and mortality rates (you can see the full results in their study, published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research last month). "These findings suggest that our Connected…
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8 May, 2015
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We bring you this week's medtech news, from Boston and beyond: 1. The VA Center for Innovation Launches a New Initiative On May 15, the VA will be launch a VA Innovation Creation Series, which will hopefully accelerate the development of prosthetics and assistive technologies for Veterans. The series will be launched at the Palo Alto VA Medical Center…
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24 Apr, 2015
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1. Tal Medical Secures $14 Million in Financing Round We wrote about Tal Medical, a local company developing new treatments for depression and other psychiatric disorders, a few months ago. But since then, the company has raised additional funding and added new industry veterans to their team. According to a release, the company will use…
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17 Apr, 2015
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Congress pass a new Medicare policy this week. Photo via Shutterstock/ zimmytws. 1. "Doc Fix" Gets the Nix Last Tuesday, a policy nicknamed the "doc fix" finally got the ax. The policy, which has served as an excuse for crisis-motivated legislation for many years, refers to a process by which Congress struggled…
Exclusive Interview: Dr. Sachin Jain Leaves Merck to Join CareMore

Exclusive Interview: Dr. Sachin Jain Leaves Merck to Join CareMore »

14 Jan, 2015
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Visit the NEJM Group Open Forum starting Thursday morning, January 15, to ask Dr. Jain questions about his new role at CareMore. Dr. Sachin Jain announced this week his decision to leave Boston-based pharmaceutical company Merck & Co. to become Chief Medical Officer at CareMore, an Anthem subsidiary and Los Angeles-based integrated care plan that combines…

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