Permanent expansion of Medicare telehealth services and improved payment for time doctors spend with patients

Mary MadisonCOVID-19, IndustryLeave a Comment

Late in the day December 1, 2020, CMS released a “flurry” of announcements impacting physicians, telehealth and therapists that you should be aware of.  A synopsis of these changes along with links to additional information is found in a Special Edition – MLN Connects with that same date.  I have … Read More

Expansion of telehealth services in Medicaid and Medicare

Mary MadisonCOVID-19, Industry, Secure News, UncategorizedLeave a Comment

On October 14, 2020, CMS expanded the list of telehealth services that Medicare Fee-For-Service will pay for during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency (PHE). CMS is also providing additional support to state Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) agencies in their efforts to expand access to … Read More

Administration proposes to expand telehealth benefits permanently for Medicare beneficiaries beyond the COVID-19 PHE and advances access to care in rural areas

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This Press Release announced CMS changes as well as an Executive Order signed on Monday, August 3, 2020. “The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing changes to expand telehealth permanently, consistent with the Executive Order on Improving Rural and Telehealth Access that President Trump signed today. The … Read More

[On-demand webinar] Telehealth: What it is and what it’s not during the COVID-19 PHE

Melina HalikiasCOVID webinar, COVID-19, Secure News, TrainingLeave a Comment

Telehealth or Telecommunications? What is permissible during the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency? Due to COVID-19, the skilled nursing industry has had to cram years of telehealth information in the last several weeks. This has left many struggling to understand telehealth principles such as… Definitions and descriptions The regulatory and … Read More

[On-demand webinar] COVID-19: Strategy and perspective from the front lines

Melina HalikiasCOVID webinar, COVID-19, Secure News, Training4 Comments

As COVID-19 began to spread, the focus was on hospitals in the scramble to ensure adequate staffing, beds, equipment, and resources to care for coronavirus patients. In an ill-advised move to help address this, CA and NY State officials announced that nursing homes couldn’t refuse patients coming from the hospital, … Read More