Telehealth Reimbursement Update: Top Takeaways from CMS’ Proposed Rule

Telehealth Reimbursement Update: Top Takeaways from CMS’ Proposed Rule

Some very good news for the telehealth and healthcare community has transpired in the past few months that we’re excited to share. Here on the TeleQuality blog, we’ve covered telehealth reimbursement in the past (see our beginner’s guide to telehealth reimbursement) and an update is in order after CMS published their 2019 Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program which included several proposed amendments for increased telehealth reimbursement in its 1,400+ pages of regulation. Also, the deadline to submit comments to the docket was Sept. 10th and several key industry stakeholders and organizations made their voices and opinions known about the proposed rules.  

Let’s break down what new codes were proposed, what they could mean for telehealth reimbursement, and summarize the industry’s reaction.

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Web Roundup: 10 Fascinating Infographics About Telemedicine and Health IT

Web Roundup: 10 Fascinating Infographics About Telemedicine and Health IT

It's no secret telemedicine is disrupting the healthcare industry with it's ability to allow providers to care for patients no matter their distance, but sometimes it helps to see that transformation in a visual form! That's why we're currently obsessing over infographics and the power they have to share compelling data on the latest health IT trends. Check out these 10 fascinating infographics about telemedicine and health IT that we just had to share! 

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6 Signs Your Healthcare Organization Should Invest in Broadband

6 Signs Your Healthcare Organization Should Invest in Broadband

Are you considering making upgrades to your healthcare organization’s broadband infrastructure and connectivity, but not sure if it’s the right investment?

You’ve come to the right place.

Although every healthcare facility’s telecom and connectivity needs are different, there are a few telltale signs that could indicate broadband investment is needed for your organization. 

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TelePsychiatry: Revolutionizing Behavioral & Mental Health Care

TelePsychiatry: Revolutionizing Behavioral & Mental Health Care

In honor of May being National Mental Health Awareness Month, we at TeleQuality think it’s the perfect time to highlight how technology is transforming one of the most misunderstood and most important areas of medicine. We’re proud to serve various behavioral health, mental health, community service boards, and MHMR providers making a difference in their communities across the country. This month is the perfect time to honor the hardworking mental health organizations in our nation by featuring how telemedicine is transforming the delivery and quality of care for mental and behavioral health patients.

 

So how are broadband, health IT, and 21st century technology solutions impacting mental health care? Let’s dive into the world of telepsychiatry and telemental health to learn how they’re expanding access to mental health care like we’ve never seen before.

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Telemedicine Deep Dive: The Power of Remote Patient Monitoring

Telemedicine Deep Dive: The Power of Remote Patient Monitoring

What if we told you one type of telemedicine has the potential to help manage chronic diseases, allow older and disabled individuals to live at home longer, avoid prematurely moving those individuals into skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), reduce hospitalizations numbers, reduce readmissions, reduce length of stays in hospitals and so much more? Welcome to the power of remote patient monitoring, or RPM.

Remote patient monitoring is one type of telemedicine that has broad-reaching applications and impacts for many different types of healthcare specialties and facilities. Advocates for RPM monitoring programs cite its potential to help achieve the healthcare “triple aim”, through improving patient outcomes, improving access to care, and making healthcare systems more cost effective.  

What is RPM and how does it work? Curious how your healthcare organization can incorporate it to solve challenges and accomplish strategic objectives? Read this month’s deep dive into the powerful telemedicine application of RPM today. 

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