TQ Teleconnection- September 2017

Medicare Spending on Telehealth Increases, But Barriers Remain

August 28, 2017 - Healthcare providers may be using more telehealth and telemedicine than ever before, but Medicare Is still a significant barrier to growth.

An analysis of the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services’ 2016 payments for telehealth and telemedicine shows a strong uptick in total reimbursements, claims submitted and originating site claims, but the total is still a small fraction of CMS’ total payments of $600 billion-plus and nowhere near what the federal government anticipated spending some 15 years ago.

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mHealthIntelligence (8/28/17)

Eric Wicklund