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Telehealth Coverage Blog Posts

Why don’t more providers use telehealth services?

Patrick Dougherty

Telehealth, according to the Health Resources Services Administration, is the use of electronic information and other telecommunication technology to support clinical health care given from a distance. While it has sometimes been used interchangeably with telemedicine, telehealth covers a broader scope of services than the more narrowly-defined telemedicine.

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Topics: Telehealth Coverage

Is You Medical Practice Ready for Telemedicine Expansion?

Patrick Dougherty

If the new proposals in the latest fee schedule coming from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services get finalized, then telemedicine may be expanding even more in the future with more payment for these services in store for health providers. The proposed physician fee schedule for 2019 was announced on July 12, 2018 by CMS, and this proposal would significantly expand the services that quality for telemedicine payments. This is great news for both medical practices and patients since telemedicine offers many patient benefits and offers practices with the foundation for increased growth. And while telemedicine does come with some potential billing challenges, there are ways these challenges can be overcome as practices step into the future of telemedicine.   

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Topics: telehealth billing, Telemedicine Challenges, Telehealth Coverage

State by State Telehealth Coverage Update

Harold Gibson

Insurance companies and CMS will be expanding telehealth coverage, as well as refining the definitions of what constitutes telehealth care and provider qualifications and restrictions based on new laws. Here are some of the latest telehealth changes from state and federal lawmakers:

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Topics: Telehealth Coverage

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