As the COVID-19 pandemic continues across the United States, states, payers, and providers are looking for ways to expand access to telehealth services.
On January 5, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance for State Health Officials clarifying that Medicaid and CHIP coverage and payment of interprofessional consultations (commonly and hereafter referred to as “eConsults”) is permissible, even when the ...
Catalyzed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have entered an era of digitally enabled care—fully integrated in-person and virtual care models that hybridize care delivery based on clinical appropriateness and other factors, such as convenience and cost.
In March 2022, President Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022, an omnibus funding bill that included several telehealth provisions aimed at ensuring a smooth transition after the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Hospital-at-home programs enable patients to receive acute care in their home environment.
Remote monitoring technology and programs have proliferated over the past five years, accelerated by the continued miniaturization of medical-grade sensors; improvements in device accuracy, validity and pricing; and new reimbursement models such as coverage for remote patient monitoring and remote ...
On July 20, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General issued a new Special Fraud Alert on practitioner arrangements with telehealth, telemedicine or telemarketing companies to warn the industry—particularly providers—about key characteristics of ...
Manatt explains proposed CY 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule extending telehealth flexibilities post-PHE.
This week, the House voted overwhelmingly in support of the Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID-19 Act of 2022 (H.R. 4040).
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic spurred a drastic increase in telehealth utilization across the country, which meaningfully changed the way providers deliver care and illuminated novel state telehealth policy design challenges.